Excess fluid has been removed from the space in between the lung and the chest wall. The volume of fluid removed was a shocking 1.5 liters from one side of the chest only. The medical team will return tomorrow to perform the same pocedure on the other side of her chest.
The effect of the procedure left her with a bit of a cough but overall her ability to breathe has improved dramatically. Removal of the fluid also took stress off of her heart which was reflective in her blood pressure (129/79) a measurement that has consistently been @ 150/90.
She may not have only turned the corner but she just may be on the straight away leading to the finish line.