Dp's last operation has been, thus far, a pretty rousing success. We haven't had any major issues with anything, and I thought we were home free until last week. Apparently she had a small abscess forming under her skin, with no pain or significant swelling to mark it, and we didn't know until Thursday evening, when I came home to find her hyperventilating because her shirt and surgical binder were soaked with some clear liquid. She's got a hole about the size and depth of a pencil eraser in her chest, along the incision, and it's oozing massive amounts of clear liquid. Yuk! But the hole itself is fascinating, if creepy.
The visiting nurse called the doctor, and they aren't concerned since she's not running a fever/no smell to the liquid/etc. but man is it draining a LOT of liquid! I'm changing the bandage twice a day! She goes to the surgeon tomorrow morning for a follow up, and I'm hoping they have a solution, because I'm worried she's going to dry up and fly away in the wind as much as this thing is leaking!