We received a call from Carla's cardiologist this afternoon. The plan is to drain her pleural effusion again on Tuesday at noon. They will tap it with a needle and then let us go home. I like this idea better than leaving a chest tube in for days for a couple of reasons; 1) because chest tubes are painful and very annoying for Carla and 2) the treatment for her effusions is her diet and being at the hospital makes keeping her diet very difficult. I am hoping that since we have decreased her fat intake to about 3 grams a day that her lung will stay clear of fluid. But, I guess only time will tell. Please say a prayer that Carla's thorasic duct heals. Thank you! Love, Jen
Look at these pink toes!