We came in Tuesday morning with the news that the liquid coming from Sunni's chest tube showed signs of infection. They went ahead and cultured it and her blood and started antibiotics. In the meantime they rolled her on her left side and her chest tube (that had not been draining much the past couple days) started filling up and up again. That gave her immediate relief! Her color started coming back and her blood pressure went down -slowly- but was going down nonetheless. Hallelujah! So now they believed she did NOT actually have an infection.
Wednesday morning (today) they told us she still has fluid in her chest cavity called a pleural effusion. The liquid if chyle. Now the doctor and surgeon made it sound like no big deal....like it might go away on its own. BUT good ol trusty google told me other things. And I follow a blog where another CDH baby had this problem and it wasn't such an easy fix. I read that hospital stays are longer and oxygen days are longer when chyle shows up. The weird thing is---- they want to try and do a low flow on the vent tomorrow to transition to CPAP. Weird! Of course, this all worries me. But her blood pressure is currently 85/47---much better! She has been pretty comfortable today.
All my prayer warriors can specifically pray for chyle to say goodbye soon and on its own!! Ty Ty!
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