This morning Jack's x-ray looked the same. That is perplexing because we have had fluid output from his tube, and they upped the diuretic's. So they're concern was that it wasn't fluid- and it was possibly his diaphragm. So we did an ultrasound, but due to his incision bandages they couldn't get to it. So we went to fluroscopy and they took a picture of him breathing to see if the diaphragm was expanding and retracting. It was very obvious when we saw it that the right side wasn't working.
Now what? Everyone asks. I think that is what is going on downstairs with the Doc's. When I asked Bonnie straight up what to do if it isn't working- she said surgery.
So I don't know if there are any steps to try before that, or if it is something inevitable to help fix the diaphragm. But right now we have no answers for anyone- including ourselves. Hopefully we'll talk to someone soon.
On a lighter note- Jack seems comfortable. He is playing with his tools, ate some egg beaters for breakfast, and his spirits are good.