Saturday, November 26, 2005

EXTABATION POSTPONED

Well Maxwell is not going to be extabated today...not a big surprise but still disappointing. There was a complication with his PIC line yesterday so we thought that and the drug wean were two factors in Max acting like he was in withdrawal. However, today he continues to breathe very fast when he is awake. So we are quite confused! I am sitting with him studying the respiratory rate and his behavior constantly so I can figure this out...I am determined!

Fortunately his blood gas numbers are looking much better than in the past, which is very encouraging! Hopefully we can figure this out soon and he can be successfully extabated in the next few days. We were talking about that this morning and I was just bursting with excitement...and Max's doctor was laughing saying I looked like a kid in a candy store. I am just thrilled with the thought of him POSSIBLY not having to get a trach and possibly coming home before Christmas. It would be so incredibly amazing...WOW!!! Trying to not get too excited, but as you can tell, I am!!! :)

4 comments:

Renee said...

Wonderful, wonderful news Amy. I pray that Max is able to to extabated successfully soon. What a Christmas gift...to have him home! Nothing but good things are coming your way girl...I just know it.
Love and Prayers,
Renee

rebecca said...

Amy, what a great thing to hear. I pray that he can be home for Christmas - was a wonderful gift to have. 2006 will be a great year for you and mighty Max, I just know it. He truly is a super hero!

Love
Rebecca

Anara said...

Well, there is some really good news in there.. I really, really am praying that Max will be home before Christmas, that would be the best present ever!!!!
I feel sure that Max will be able to be extabated soon, he kind of does things on his own time table.
Amy, I'm so happy for you two. Once
again, I love the new pictures of you and Maxwell. Lots of love to you two and hugs and kisses to Max for me. XOXOXOX Anaraa

Ruthie said...

That would be wonderful!! To think of that little guy being home so soon is just awesome. Love it, love it, love it. Take care-