Tuesday, October 25, 2005

VERY SICK - MAX IS INTUBATED

Max is very, very sick. Within an hour of being transferred to the ICU, his fever continued to rise and he was very lethargic even during procedures.

His fever has reached 106, which is frightenly high for anyone and particularly such a weak little baby. There was an emergency intubation (insertion of breathing tube) to help him breathe and hopefully bring down his temperature. As I write this, they are putting in yet another line to his chest area for a specific heart drug. I had to step out of the room basically because there are that many nurses and doctors in there. We are in "isolation" until more of his tests come back.

I am sorry I am not able to call more of the family members individually, but I simply don't have the energy. I will do my best to give you an update soon. If you must know sooner, you can reach us in the PICU.

6 comments:

rebecca said...

My heart goes out to you. I pray he finds comfort soon.

Love,
Rebecca

Dylan (and Kristy) said...

We are praying for you and lil' Max.

Ray, Kristy, and Dylan

Ruthie said...

Sweetie just hang in there. I'm sure that everyone understands that you can't call them all. You just continue to focus on you and sweet little Max. Sending all my love and prayers.

Kerry said...

I am praying for little Max and you.

Kerry

Steph said...

Amy -- we love you and Max and will continue to keep you both in our thoughts and prayers.

Rachel W. said...

Amy - I am so sorry that you and Max are going through so much trouble. You have been in my thoughts and prayers lately, and I am hoping that you are well.