The chest x-ray they did at six looked just like the one they did this morning. Not extubating tonight. Since the x-ray this morning they increased his diuretics so now he is taking lasix and diurel to try and increase his fluid output and draw the fluid out of the lung. Sometimes they say his lung is collapsed, so I don't know which it really is, or what the difference is. Still doing the chest PT every four hours. He's been resting pretty comfortably all day, I think he only broke through the sedation 2 or 3 times all day. We had Nicole for a nurse this morning, then Rosalina again at 3, then Andrew again at night. I love them all. I couldn't be happier with all the nurses and RTs we've seen. They all seem very knowledgeable and compassionate. One of the RTs today let me listen to Drew's lung so I could hear how "course" he sounded. Rosalina gave me a compliment and said I was very good with Drew, calm and not scared. I help with all his treatments, whether it's suctioning or CPT or just moving his position and changing his linens.
I've been doing pretty good with everything, but tonight I just miss my boy. I've been with his body, but I miss his little personality, his beautiful eyes, cuddling with him. I just want to crawl into his bed with him, but I can't. I guess the silver lining of him not being extubated yet is that he has more of a chance to heal and for some lines to be removed before he is awake. Hopefully that means he'll be in less pain when he is finally awake. They did say they will probably pull one of his chest tubes tomorrow and remove his atrial line (an IV that goes directly into his heart).
One more night of good sleep outside of the hospital. Hopefully THIS is the last night we'll be sleeping away from him.