Tuesday, November 01, 2005

SURGERY SCHEDULED

The cardiology team met this morning, and Max is now scheduled to have his open heart surgery on Tuesday, November 8th. His heart defect may be more complicated than originally diagnosed. The month after surgery will be very, very important for Max's health and recovery. Most problems arise during that time period.

I am obviously very emotional and nervous about this upcoming surgery, however, I know it is something Max needs and we must move forward.

Since his surgery is a week away, we are hoping that he can get extabated for a few days. First they must wean him off the heavy sedation. He has been looking around and much more alert the past 24 hours, which is reassuring. Hopefully I will be able to hold him in the next few days...it's been a week since I have been able to snuggle with my lil' guy.

Please keep my sweet Maxwell in your prayers. As his poster (yes he has a million posters around his room declaring how wonderful he is - the staff gets quite a kick out of them) on his ICU door says, "Please get me better very soon...I have much to accomplish in this world." How true that is...and how much he has already accomplished in his brief four months.

4 comments:

Anara said...

All of my thoughts and prayers are with Maxwell. I love you two, big hugs and kisses for Max. XOXO

Steph said...

Amy -- I hope they are able to extabate sweet baby Max soon so you two can have some snuggle time. And Maxwell is definitely in my thoughts and prayers today and every day...will be sending you and Max extra love in these next few weeks.

xoxo Steph

Ruthie said...

Amy I so wish that I could fix all of this for you and Max but since I can't I am sending every bit of my love, thoughts, and prayers to you both right now. My sincere wish and hope is that you and Max this time next year will have all of this behind you and will only be looking at how tremendously strong and amazing you both have been. Sending big hugs, kisses, and smiles.

ICU STAFF OVMC said...

Amy and Max, We are hoping and praying for the best for you and Max.