We are in a new room on a different floor. Hooray! We will be here until we can get Reiss to walk well on her own and the chest tube removed. The next day after the chest tube removal, Reiss will have an echo and multiple angle X-rays to make sure she isn’t retaining fluid. As long as she her fluid doesn’t increase after the tube is removed, we can be discharged.
For now, we will continue to get her up and moving, as well as eating and going potty regularly. We love our new room! There is more space and a lesser amount of pokes and prods from the nurses. We are allowed more than 2 people by the bedside at one time, have a couch to sleep on, and our own dedicated bathroom.