Yeah big day.. Colin got 1 of his 2 chest tubes removed!!! One step closer to going home. Once the other stops draining, it will be pulled, and we can go home about a day or two later! Though it was a successful day, it was a LONG day. Since they had to fit him into the surgery schedule, they did not let him eat or drink but a few ounces of apple juice for the WHOLE day!
Now that his fluid tested positive for chylous effusion, he is now on his FULLY FAT FREE diet. The dietitian came and spoke with us today. It is not impossible but will be somewhat of a challenge. We will just have to be creative. The hard thing to realize is no chicken or pork (which he loves). Colin eats and loves chicken but chicken has some fat to it, so it's a no go. He can have no fat lunch meat and hot dogs. There is a way to make no fat spaghetti and they do have fat free cheese, tortillas, and refried beans. After getting his tube out, he had his first completely fat free meal.. turkey, cheese, yogurt, grapes, and peaches.
The doctors said now that they know he has chylous and is on the fat free diet, the fluid should really start to clear up and stop draining and then we can GO HOME!!!
|They put this sign on the door since Colin was so agitated about not getting to eat or drink and it was supposed to stop his food from being delivered, but guess that lady could not read|
|Colin gave up on crying about food and drink and decided to take a nap|
|Colin right after getting his tube out, he did amazing!|
|Colin enjoying his fat free diet|