So, Drew has a wound infection. I think the silver study people will be disappointed.
The surgical fellow came in and looked at the wound. He had to debride and irrigate, which is medical talk for jabbing a q-tip into his chest and then squirting saline in. It was gross. Then he packed it with gauze and covered it with a bandage. It has to be changed every day or when the dressing is saturated, which has already happened once today. They will start two different IV antibiotics, which means we will be here for at least 7 more days. Ugh.
They are also concerned about the possibility of pneumonia. I guess they are monitoring that, but it would just mean IV antibiotics for 7 days also. Sweet. We try & cover all the bases as far as complications are concerned. Why can't we ever have a typical hospital stay?
Anyway, they are talking about putting a central line in tomorrow because they are going to have to put two different antibiotics and two different diuretics through his IV and a central line should last longer. Also they can draw blood from it and they will have to do more frequent blood tests while he is on the antibiotics. We had the oxygen off for a while today, but now it's back on. Today is definitely a "one step back" kind of day. Even the beautiful sunshine is annoying me today, because we haven't been able to enjoy it.