Eddie's chest tube stopped draining this morning and his morning ECHO showed another pocket of fluid building up in the pericardium. Most likely a clot has developed inside his chest blocking the drain, and he'll be going back into the operating room in about an hour. This is essentially the same operation he underwent last Tuesday and Thursday . . . but at least he doesn't have any clots in his heart this time . . the potential clot blocking his chest tube is in the pericardial sac rather than the heart itself.
Update to follow after Eddie is safely back in our arms.