Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chylo

So we are moved to the surgical floor (next to the Hicken's :) yay.)

They are watching Jack's drainage and there is a good chance it is Chylothorax. Simply put, when Jack eats fatty foods, there is MORE drainage and it causes the thorasic valves to leak mor fluid, filling up his chest faster. So if tomorrows x-ray shows more fluid, then we'll know it's Chylo and put Jack on a non-fat diet, and keep him here four about another week (ugh) with this chest tube.

The good news, is if we stay here with this chest tube we can help prevent this from happening again, and perhaps if he's here long enough to heal we can go home without Oxygen.

So- that's where we are now.

6 comments:

Laura Lee said...

ugh. Another week? Hmm...maybe it is time to take away the cheese puffs from the kid.

Melissa said...

Yuck, and more yuck! I am sorry you are back in the hospital, but hope you are back home licketty split!

Ilene said...

Just read up on your little guy's saga. I hope you guys are all surviving and be sure to fill up on fatty foods on Jack's behalf. For Heaven's Sake, someone in your family deserves a milkshake.

Sharp's Flat said...

I'm sorry lisa. Please give me a call so we can figure out how I can help.

Kyle and Alli said...

And in our own sheepish way, we are SO GLAD you guys are here! It really does help the time pass. Hope you get some sleep tonight!

Suzi said...

We leave town and look what happens. So sorry...but it sounds like you are in the right place so he can be monitored ...and you will feel less nervouns. Jack, keep up the good fight...and try pretzels...Love to you all, suzi