We had an appointment with Dr. Colvin (Austin's cardiologist in Birmingham) today. We fully expected this to be a routine visit. Austin did have a few min this morning where he appeared to have difficulty breathing but recovered and seemed fine. We arrived at Dr. Colvin's office and they did x-Ray and EKG. The x-Ray showed fuid on his right lung. It is a large amount of fluid and was concerning to Dr. Colvin. They immediately admitted him to UAB. The plan right now is to administer iv Lasix (a diuretic) to help with fluid then retake the x-Ray in the morning. If fluid is still there, Austin will go into the ICU here, be put under and have drainage tubes reinserted.
Pray for Austin especially as he is so done with doctors and nurses right now. He is still sore from surgery and emotional. He doesn't want to be touched! Pray for him to be comfortable and adjust well to his rehospitalization.
We'll update again in the morning.