Journal entry by Charlene Johnson

Mark had an uneventful day yesterday which was great considering it was Kris’ birthday. I am sure they both would have rather been celebrating in other ways but an uneventful day is worth celebrating too!

When they put the chest tube in they put him on suction which helped suck the lung open. This made Mark uncomfortable. Today they turned that off and plan to see how he does. So its a waiting game for now. If this lung continues to cause trouble the surgical team will be looking for a way to solve it. Maybe another surgery (pleurodesis) or they’ve talked about putting a gel like substance in there that creates a seal around his leaky lung. Hopefully it will just resolve on its own and he can return to MFB.

It’s time for this lung and Mother Nature to get into shape! No more leaks and no more snow!!
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