Thursday, September 29, 2005

SURGERY UPDATE II

Max had somewhat of a rough time after surgery...and it was quite unnerving. He was very uncomfortable and agitated, but fortunately he found comfort with the help of some meds. He loves his Adavan.

However, even after sedation, his breathing continued to be VERY fast (160 breaths per minute...the highest it has ever been). He has a new set of docs in the PICU so they were questioning me on everything...especially "does he really breathe this fast???" They did a chest xray and sure enough his lungs appeared "wet" so they gave him some extra meds to rid his body of the extra fluid. It appears to have worked so far, since his respiratory rate has decreased in recent hours. He was super hot upon arrival too and quite red...and sure enough he had a pretty good fever...but that too has gone down a little throughout the evening.

We'll see how the night goes...hopefully in the morning we will be discharged from the ICU and return to the floor.

4 comments:

Sara B said...

Hey Lady-
Keeping you and Max in my thoughts and prayers constantly. Keep us posted. Miss you Lots!
Sara Blair (what Jackson has started calling me ALL the time!)

rebecca said...

Thinking only the best thoughts for you and Maxwell. Glad to hear the surgery went well. Get strong Max I am dying to meet you!

Love
Rebecca

Anara said...

I have not been able to read your postings for a few days. I hope Max is over his cold, like he needs this on top of everything else. I am praying that his operation on his little nose is all he will need now. Your having to do all of this by your self, but you are doing a magificent job!
Lots of hugs and kisses for Max, I love you two. Anara

Steph said...

Amy and Max,

Hope the rest of the night went ok...sounds like baby Max had quite a rough time post-surgery. How does that sweetheart take 160 breaths a minute??

So encouraging to hear that Max has made so much progress on the choanal atresia.

Thinking of you both, hoping you're settling in for a good night's sleep soon...

xoxo Steph