Back home from the hospital where Sandi will be spending another night after her right lung collapsed this afternoon. They drained two more liters of fluid out of her lung earlier today. That means they took over four liters of fluid out of the lung in two procedures. Then, the worst case scenario hit and her lung collapsed.
That was not supposed to happen. But it did. So, they cut into her chest near her collarbone and inserted a chest tube that serves two functions. It is supposed to help the lung inflate and also drains more fluid out of the lung. After about three hours it had drained about half a liter out and seemed to be slowing down in the amount of fluid running out.
So, she is hurting but breathing a little easier tonight…..