This evenings update is the Travis MAY have and infection. This is definitely not good. This would put the surgery that he needs off for several days, maybe weeks. The doctors were concerned with 2 things today. They were concerned with a culture test that they took this afternoon showing a possible bacterial growth (Which means infection). The other concern is the redness around his chest opening. You can see a little bit of it in the pictures below. They think it is just from the tape that is covering it, so they redressed the opening. Hopefully we can get some of these questions answered tomorrow. In the meantime, we are more stressed.
Other unfortunate news:
Both Nicole and I are heartbroken for a family we met here at the McDonald house. We spoke with a guy in the elevator one day because he looked like he needed a friend. He told us about his son who has cancer...everywhere. We've been following up with him when we see him. Today he shared that he has to let his 9 year old go, pull the plug. Nothing else to be done. Say a little prayer for Xavier Hernandez as he joins the other angels.
For a place that has so many miracles happen every day, it is hard to see past the sad stories and upset faces. Very draining emotionally for both Nicole and I. Especially because we are both teachers and are invested in the lives of so many children.
Makes you realize you need to treasure every second that you have with your family.