Sunday, December 11, 2005


Well, Max has come down with a cold...possibly pneumonia. He has been sneezing, coughing, gagging and just dealing with lots of extra secretions...not fun or easy on a lil' guy with chronic lung disease and narrow airways. So sad to see him struggling...he is having to breathe harder to compensate for the excess "snot." We have been doing A LOT of suctioning, which he HATES...and it is a never ending cycle. I was up throughout the night trying to keep up with it. We did an Xray last night (I got to carry him to the lab...such a quick but fun field trip!) and sure enough, it showed some changes. I had a feeling the past few days he was coming down with something. Hmm....if this continues, we will not be heading home very soon. HOPEFULLY it's a quickie and Max is going to show us how strong he is and will fight this infection well. The attending is coming by again this afternoon to check on his progress. This morning he was reminding me how "crummy" Max's health is..."awful lungs"...I said, don't you mean "awfully CUTE?" :) And overall just warning me how THIN the ice is with Mr. Max. But as of this morning, we were still talking about sending him home soon...however he is sounding worse as the day goes on. A little scary...

In between suctioning his nose and pumping for him, I am keeping busy with making Max's holiday cards for his international fan club. :) His photos are just TOO yummy delicious!!! :) No exaggeration! It's a great distraction from me stressing out about this cold/infection.

C'mon Max...we are soooo close to going home! Get better soon so you can meet your two funny, adorable pups and all the people who just adore you from afar! :)

1 comment:

Steph said...

You can do it Maxwell!!! Hang in there, sweetie-pie...we're all rooting for you to be home soon!

Amazing-lady...thinking of you lots. Keep the faith darlin' day at a time. Can't wait to see Max's holiday cards!!

Love you guys,