Just filling you in since the weekend. We were expecting Monday to be uneventful but then the group of residents came in and said they would remove one tube in the morning, one in the afternoon, and I'd be out today. When the PA came in to remove the tube, we convinced him to clamp it shut for a while instead of pulling it out. This would do the same thing to my lung but in the case it was going to collapse again they would not have to reinstall it. I went to get an xray around noon and felt fine, but thought I saw a little pneumo starting. As I ate lunch I felt the same pain in my right lung, pain at the end of the breath. So from these two things we concluded that the lung was collapsing again so we just put the tube back on suction again. The Dr is out of town. He had indicated that due to my history, we would take a slow and conservative approach. Evidently that didn't get through to the residents before he left. I think it's through today. So today I pretty much sat around on suction both sides. I'm notsure if much will happen tomorrow or not.
Lexi headed back home with Leann's folks. We did skype the kids at home a couple times. We are getting ready just to be with them and not have to be apart so much.
My attitude has been good. I've had a fair amount of energy and been up working a fair amount today.
Thanks everyone for your prayers. It's been a big boost this week.
Derek & Leann