Tuesday, November 22, 2005

FIESTY LIL' WARRIOR

When they wheeled Maxwell back out of the OR, the anethesiologist chuckled "he's quite the fighter, isn't he? what a champ." He was amazed at how active he was being after heart surgery and MUCH sedation. I think he was a little frustrated too...they have had the most difficult time relaxing Max. He is worming around like crazy. While this is great because it shows his brain is doing well and he is strong, his heart and body most definitely need a rest.

The doctors are consider "paralyzing" him to calm down his body...but first they are going to max out his sedation and see if that does the trick.

Additionally, his heart rate is a little on the high side. Some meds worked well to bring it down but then it dropped down too much so they had to stop it. They are hoping it will decrease to a more normal rate once he relaxes.

Despite the massive amount of wires, blood, draining, etc., he looks surprisingly good. Thank you everyone for the wonderful prayer chains...they are doing the trick! Between God's love for Max, his strong spirit, amazing nurses and doctors and the love of friends and family, Max is doing pretty darn good! Let's hope this trend continues...

5 comments:

Drew said...

Amy,

The kid is tough! What a trooper. I'm glad to read that he's doing so well, so soon after surgery.

Please keep the good news coming!
Drew

rebecca said...

What a great way to start my day. So, so, so happy to hear the surgery went so well. Can't wait to read more good news as the week goes by. I am sending him big, wet kisses in the mail today!

Love
Rebecca

Dylan (and Kristy) said...

Great to hear that he is such a fighter.

Get some rest when you can!

Love,
Kristy, Ray, and Dylan

lisa salisbury said...

Great news! :) Praise God!

Lots of Love and Prayers.
Lisa Salisbury

Steph said...

Yeah Max! What amazing news...he really is such a strong little guy!

I'm so thrilled for you and Max, Amy. And I know the good news will keep on coming...lots of love, hugs & kisses, Steph