Unfortunately there is not much news to report today.
The chest x-ray does look better today than it did yesterday, but his chest tubes put out 130 and 140 mls each yesterday. They generally don't talk about taking them out until he is around 45 mls per day. So it seems we have a way to go. Which is really disappointing because I think that is what is causing him the most pain right now. And the coughing. And when we make him move.
PT came in again today and wanted him to walk. Again he only walked a few steps (maybe 5?) and sat up for a while in a special chair. Then we took him on a wagon ride to see the train. He was in the wagon for about twenty minutes. As soon as we got him back in his bed he fell asleep. He's been asleep for close to two hours. I don't know if it's normal for him to be so weak. Part of it is probably that he's not eating very well either. I don't know if he's eaten anything today. He did drink some hot chocolate.
I'm feeling very frustrated today. These darn chest tubes are really holding us up. Drew keeps saying he wants to go home, and it breaks my heart every time I have to explain why we can't. He's becoming more and more irritated by nurses, RTs, PTs, etc. This is stuff that didn't use to bother him and now he cries and says it hurts. Please pray for his comfort & strength, that he would be motivated to get up a little more, and for fast healing.
We also got a roommate today. I feel I can't really complain because we were lucky enough to be alone for two whole days & nights. But, it is louder and this kid has about six people with him at all times. I hope Drew can still get the rest that he needs.