Chest tubes don't always help, in Adriana's case they were a good temporary fix but not long term. After weeks of fighting it the drs finally suggested we just let her body do its thing. As long as she was stable we leave her alone! Special diet and watch it. That was the best thing we could of done! It's been 3 months and her chyl is about gone! It may not work in all cases but it helped my sweet girl a ton! Who knows where we would be if we had of pushed for another chest tube like we were!