Michelle has been transferred to the ICU for yet another invasive procedure. She had another chest tube put in her through her back into her chest cavity this time the size of a garden hose, now there bringing out the big guns. They keep promising this should work.
Michelle believes that the third time the charm. Fingers crossed.
Keep those comments coming they really pick up her spirits like nothing else.
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Just a quick update from last night.(Brad again) This morning she had a setback, during the night the lung collapsed again back to were it was the night before before the terrible procedure. Michelle is now hooked up to some sort of vacuum contraption which seems to be helping. The last X-ray now number seven or eight showed the lung had re inflated and was doing O.K. Michelle was in terrible pain all day and was exhausted and totally fed up. Unfortunately this has temporally knocked some of the spirit out of her.
What does this all mean? This buys my poor Michelle at least two more night in the hospital :(
The new "plan" is to x-ray her again 24 hours from when the vacuum was hooked up and see how the lung is doing. If its still all good then they clamp off the vacuum and wait another 24 hours to see if the lung is cooperating not. If it is they pull the tube out and we go home. If not it means another friggin surgery to physically go in and fix the hole.
The crappy thing about all this stuff is that Chemo now has been official postponed one week. Shitty!!!!!
If that's not enough the IV has caused her hands swell up to the point they had to cut off her engagement ring tonight and then I had to pry it of her hand with a set of pliers.
All the comments are very much appreciated and I know help lift her spirit back up. I print them out and bring them to her it always bring a smile to her face during this hard time.
Thank you all