Tuesday, November 08, 2005

SURGERY CANCELLED

Surgery has definitely been cancelled for tomorrow. In addition to the eye issue, an increase in his white blood cell count was discovered.

It will be rescheduled when we learn more about his possible infection. Thus far the studies have come back negative. However, as they remind me a million times "this does not rule out infection...we only test for certain viruses...we must wait and see how he does." So we'll see...as you can imagine, I am quite disappointed and frustrated but very relieved that we caught this if indeed there is an infection.

*A special thanks to all the Treasury of Memories staff and customers for the wonderful, loving red hearts...such sweet messages! Eliz decorated the room as a surprise when I stepped out...looks so great! (It was particularly funny because we were in isolation this afternoon so Eliz was decorating in a gown and mask...part doctor/part decorator!) Max definitely has the best decorated room in the ICU. Thanks again.

5 comments:

Anara said...

Well, I'm glad you caught the infection before it was to late. I don't know how you manage to get through each day, Heavenly Father has to be holding you in his arms and comforting you every minute. This will not hold Max back, he will be ready for the operation soon and will come through it with flying colors. He's just that kind of spirit. I hope you are feeling better and it hasen't been too bad a cold. I love you two! My prayers and thoughs are with you all... Hugs and Kisses for Max. XOXOXO
Anara

Wick said...

Good catch, Amy. You and Max ARE the team. those doctors and nurses are just there to help you out. With your vigilance and Max's spirit, you cannot lose.

Steph said...

Thinking of you and Max, Amy. Hang in there darlin'. Things must be so frustrating right now, but I know peace and comfort will eventually come to you both.

XOXO Steph

Heather said...

A mothers obsession with their children isn't always unjust! This is why we have to know every nook and cranny of their little bodies, so that we can yell STOP! for them.
I'm glad that you caught it before surgery, but I'm sure the build up of anticipation for today and the "let down" of the cancellation is such a emotional drain.
We're thinking of you and Max daily. Hang in there!

Dylan (and Kristy) said...

Hi Amy and Max,

I'm glad that you caught the possible infection in time! Phew. I know it's a bummer to have to have yet another delay...
Dylan is praying extra hard for you two. I've added the surgeons, the doctors, the wonderful nurses, your family, and on, and on.

Please let me know if you need anything. I will be down in that area on Friday.

Great to hear about the decorations! What a nice touch by some very loving people.

Kristy, Ray, and Dylan