Yesterday Brinkley was started on a medication called Octreotide. The goal was for it to start to dry up the drainage from the lymphnodes. We got mixed reviews on its effectiveness beforehand.
As of right now it is working wonderfully. Better than expected to be accurate! If this continues, his chest tube could be removed tomorrow. He would stay on the meds another day and then we would have a day or two of observations before being discharged.
If all goes as planned (we know Brinkley's opinion of our plans) we could possibly be discharged by mid week!