After a long day of Charlie's stats getting worse his doctors decided that there was just too much fluid on his right side and he needed to have another chest tube inserted. He just likes the balance of having one on both sides I guess. Similar to the one on his left he immediately drained a ton of fluid and started to turn his stats around.
They have told us that fluid is the correct thing for his body to produce right now as there are large gaps in his chest as all of his organs were moved down and his heart has started to shift toward the left. But the body just doesn't know when to stop and the pressure becomes too great and it hinders his lungs ability to expand and makes his poor little heart work twice as hard as it should. So they needed to do something. Just an speed bump they have told us. But still incredibly hard to watch your son fade all day long.
One positive is that in the process they needed to reposition his breathing tube. So I was able to snap a picture of his face with no clown smile tape! See picture. I also posted a couple other cute ones. He likes to sleep with his tongue hanging out!
That's it from our end. We hope you are all doing well.