And yes I did miss a day on the blog.
Yesterday we waited with bated breath to see Sam's drainage decrease, only to see it increase. Which does not mean a whole lot except that we are still going to be here more days. Every 24 hours we watch to see the fluid from his right pleural cavity be less, and in the last 24 hours we have watched our chance of getting out of hospital vanish before our eyes.
One word, frustration.
Sam medication has decreased much over the last week also. He is now only on Enalapril, Aspirin, Lasix, Spironolactone, and Paracetamol. In essence he is back to himself in most ways despite the fact that he still has a drainage tube hanging from his midsection. Each day it is in brings a chance of complications and infection and with him moving about a very real chance it could come lose and pull out like we have seen on other children on the ward.
To break up a very long day yesterday we had a visit from a friends that we have not seen in many years.