Tuesday, March 21, 2006


We went back to the doctor again today so he could look at Max's infected ear and listen to his lungs...and both are on the mend. Yay!

So slowly but surely, Max is on the road to recovery. He is coughing like crazy with tons of secretions and occasionally that leads to some vomiting...but for the most part, he seems to be feeling better. On the way to the doctor's, he had one of his major coughing spells and I quickly pulled over because it sounded like he was dangerously choking. The oximeter was beeping like crazy...Max was making weird sounds...it didn't seem good, that's for sure! So I pull over and run back to his seat and what do I find? Maxwell with a big smile on his face! (He loves the overhead lights that go on when you open the car door!) Not at all what I expected to see, but what a relief! He had coughed up A LOT but most he managed to spit out (well "drool" out on his chin and clothes is more like it!) and the rest apparently he swallowed.

The fever is also gone and he is now officially back on full feeds too. He has crazy "runs" due to his antibiotics, which leads to many comical situations! And you truly could make a boxing movie with me and Max when I am attempting to suction his nose...he is getting quite a left hook!!! It is unbelievable how strong and coordinated his arms are when he is defending his nose!

I have a feeling in a few days Max will be back to "baseline" and kicking away like the crazy man that he is!!! One more hospital stay avoided...go Max go!!! :) Thanks everyone for your prayers and incredibly kind and supportive emails!


Suzanne Holman said...

Yay Max! You're showing how mighty you are again.....working your way through this infection!

And I LOVE the photo shoot....particularly the last photo....

Can't wait to play with him again!
love Grammy Suzanne

iman said...

So glad to hear your feeling better Max. Keep sending those adorable pictures and making us smile :)