Just this evening as we were sitting here, nurse Cheryl discovered the drain tube on the other side fell out. My first response was to get disheartened as it could mean that tomorrow would be a repeat of today where we needed to knock Rudy out for another procedure so that they could re-install it, but the docs have some reason to believe that may not be the case.
When they originally put the drains in, Rudy was swollen up like the Michelin Man, but as fluid drained, the skin around them became looser to where they often lose hold and fall out. Right when it came out, Dr. Abel called for an Xray so he could look for an air pocket as this could lead to his lung collapsing. Fortunately, they didn’t any sign of this. As it was, the doctors were discussing whether to pull that drain today or tomorrow (to prevent infection I think), so please pray that no further fluid amasses and that the medicine they started tonight to stop the fluid from secreting would act quickly.