We are checking back into the hospital Friday morning at 7:30 a.m., so that the doctors can drain the water off of Carla's right lung. We were all hoping that Carla's body would absorb the extra water on its own...but it has been there since February, so enough is enough! It is time to get that water out of there, before it starts causing trouble!
They explained to us that they will sedate her and then insert a tube (much like the ones that they put in her after heart surgery) in between her ribs in the back and move that tube around, while using ultrasound, until they get all the water out. Please pray for a successful, complication free procedure. If everything goes well we should be released that afternoon. If for some reason they want to monitor her longer we will spend the night at the hospital. Here are a couple of pictures from April 23rd and 25th....it was a lot nicer out then!
Watching the bubbles...