Lo and behold, Lily's chest X-ray from this morning was HORRIBLE! Not only were her pleural effusions on both side huge, but both of her lungs are now full of fluid. The nurse striped and flushed her chest tubes which caused terrible pain and discomfort. The right chest tube starting dumping some of the fluid, but the left one has not budged all day. As a matter of fact, some fluid has leaked onto her t-shirt, which means it probably has a kink somewhere under the bandage. With the help of some pain medication, Lily had some great moments today. They were followed by tears and silence, but we capitalized on those good moments.
Tomorrow morning we will see what her chest X-ray looks like. We are also waiting on some lab results that have not been processed yet because it was a holiday weekend. I will not say anything more about this because what I have to say is NOT NICE.
The best part of my day...
even if it was 2pm and I was still in my pajamas.
Safe in my arms!