Reed loves Vanderbilt so much that he does not want to go home yet! This boy is going to have to be an easy teenager because he has stressed me out so much these past 12 weeks!!!
All of that to say Reed is doing well. They sent him back down to the 5th floor today to have minor surgery. They inserted a chest tube to drain off the fluid around his left lung. After the tube was inserted, he had almost instant relief with his breathing. The extra fluid was due to his feedings, IV fluids, and medicines.
Reed will be moved back to the 6th floor either tonight or tomorrow morning when a room becomes available. The plan of action from here is to work him up to his feedings a little bit slower than before. He will probably be there for another week. I do not want them sending him home until he is totally ready so we are fine staying as long as Reed needs to!
Thank you so much for the prayers. Please continue to pray for Reed, his heart, his feedings, and his overall health!