Samuel's operation seems to have been a success. His vitals are much better now. The doctors did an x-ray immediately following surgery. The left lung is looking more clear. They have lowered his oxygen level - right now he is in the mid thirties. His other ventilator settings are still a little high, but they are coming down slowly.
The doctors removed the chest tube during surgery. They are following up with x-rays more frequently to make sure that the lung is no longer leaking air into the chest cavity.
His blood tests are also looking better since the surgery. Hopefully that will continue.
Samuel's kidneys aren't doing much of anything yet. He is looking more and more swollen. The doctors think it may take a couple of days for them to begin working again.
For the most part, we are better now.....other than his blood pressure being too low. The nurse on duty is a little rough and unconcerned - I can't help but want everything to be perfect.
We've made it through another storm. :)