I will post another update later this evening, but I have pictures and some news from yesterday.
The big news is that we escaped having to insert a chest tube, at least for now. They increased his IV lasix and we are hoping that will do the trick. Also his oxygen was weaned from 1 liter to .5 liters and he's been satting at 97-98, which is great. He has been coughing a lot and had sort of a rough night, but we think it's because of the effusion. I've been asking for an immunology consult for about a week because of Drew's infection and they keep putting me off. I finally called our immunologist from UCSF yesterday and she gave me some advice. She said that she likes to put her immunocompromised patients on two antibiotics to make sure they have adequate coverage and that she would have infectious disease look at his wound if it didn't look better by Monday. After I told the docs here that I called my immunologist, they finally consulted the one here. She actually has privileges at UCSF and is going to look up Drew's old results and she is supposed to see us today. They did some blood tests last night and they might decide to give him IVIG depending on the results.
Yesterday Drew's buddy Jonah came to visit and they had fun together. Jonah especially liked how Drew's bed could move up and down. They also visited the library together. Grandpa Mark also came up to stay for a few days and Drew had fun with him too. He was in a pretty good mood yesterday until about 5 when he was acting pretty tired. He fell asleep at 7 and slept most of the night, aside from coughing fits. We had an awesome nurse last night, very type-A, just how I like them! She even measured how deep Drew's wound is and it is 1 cm. It will be nice to have a number to compare it to later. That's all for now, I'll post an update later today after rounds.