It was about this time last Friday after a very long day spent in ER that they drained two liters out of Sandi’s lung and then admitted her to the hospital. For the first time since all this began she finally had a normal sounding cough today. They are thrilled she is coughing as this is a sign that her right lung is once again functioning correctly despite the fact it filled a bit with fluid overnight. When she coughs today it sounds like a normal cough instead of what she had done this past week which was a weak little gasp thing. She is in some pain in her ribs and is using oxygen part of the time.
In the morning the current plan is for her to have the daily chest x-ray and then have the lung drained. They then will prep her and do one of the multi hour tests they would have done Wednesday if she had not been so dehydrated.
Hopefully the test will really happen this time as we need all the answers we can get as fast as possible.