Drew had a pretty good day today. We had a lot of visitors and he had a good time playing with everyone. There was one incident when one of the child life specialists kicked our friends (one of whom is a child life specialist that works with heart kids at another hospital) & their therapy dog out of the hospital that had me pretty upset, but besides him being a jerk, our day was pretty good. We made a trip to visit the train, a trip to the gift shop, spent some time in the play room and doing pet therapy with "Stanford approved" dogs.
Medically, today we added back another IV diuretic, Diuril, and another IV antibiotic, cefotaxime. At rounds they said that the effusion "doesn't look a lot worse," and that we probably weren't going home in the next few days, which is no surprise to me. They still don't have the results from the blood work back yet, apparently it takes a few days. Drew has been on between .5 to .75 liters of oxygen and satting between 94-97. He did well at both dressing changes, but the skin around his incision is looking kind of an angry red color (warning, there is a picture to follow), which is not great news. We have now been on IV antibiotics for 13 days, you would think the infection might be getting under control by now. His cough sounds awful, but he's not sick or contagious, it's just his lung being crowded by fluid. I hope and pray that the fluid is eradicated quickly.