So it's 7:45 here in hospital land. Things are starting to move, however slowly.and I'm typing on my phone again so this will take awhile.
My surgery is scheduled at 1. The plan is to get some kind of powder into the pleural space so it can dry it up and seal it. Doesn't sound too difficult. The thing that bothers me is that I will be on a ventilator for a few days. I know that this is part of the treatment and recovery so I'm not wiggin out over it. It's the possibility of a longer intubation that is on my mind. A one to two week intubation was brought up, which goes against my DNR wishes.
There has been much discussion over this. I am giving it a 14 day maximum limit on the vent. My family will keep you all updated.