Trish called about an hour ago and said that unfortunately the team was unable to perform the lymphangiogram. They were unable to find a line in Rudy’s little feet to inject through. He’s returned to the room and is probably going to be knocked out for the rest of the day. Obviously not the news we wanted to hear. As much as we try to keep our expectations in check that any one step will mark a turnaround, it’s hard not to be disappointed. From here, they will do a pleurodesis surgery on Thursday which seals the pleural cavity thereby making it impossible for fluid to collect there.
Thanks for praying with us through the day. Wish I could close with a thoughtful statement that puts everything in perspective, but I’ve got little. We remain hopeful, just so long as it doesn’t need to be a happy jumping-around kind of hope; just a resolve that God will get us through. In the meantime, I’m very sad that my son needs to go through all of this.