Chest tube out 

Reiss got her chest tube out this afternoon!  It was scary, and painful, but she pushed through, focused on her breathing, then helped clean and bandage herself. She is so brave. 

The nurse practitioner thought we could possibly be discharged tomorrow if all echoes and X-rays come back looking good. We will have to stay one week locally for a follow up appointment, then be able to make the trek back to Missouri. 

Reiss was able to visit the play room earlier today on one of her walks. She was excited to be able to play outside of her room and even showed a little more pep in her step. 

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