Azer's PFT yesterday was much better than last week's test. He still coughed up very dark mucus which they are sending for another culture. They felt comfortable enough with his progress to discharge him. They felt that if he kept the PICC line in, it was an unnecessary risk for infection, so they pulled it out yesterday before we left. The oral antibiotics are very strong. He has to take 5 pills of them at a time! The plan is if he does end up going down hill in the next week, he will be readmitted for a Port and long term IVs. At least he has some time to see if the oral antibiotics work and to be able to enjoy the holidays!