BABY MAX UPDATE
I RECEIVED THIS UPDATE ON BABY MAX.
A Little R&R...Rest and Restraints!
Update from Gina, Max's Mother via our Prayer Warrior Friend Patricia:
Oh my, where do I even begin! The last 72 hours has been an up and down roller coaster ride. Monday, Max was placed on extra sedation and paralytics to keep him calm and still. He was restrained because, well as you all know Max, he was feistier than ever. During the night, he kept waking up and going straight for the ventilator tube. They tied him down for his safety. It made me chuckle and the nurse thought I was crying. I told her I wasn’t surprised! Max is a fighter as we all know. Nothing is going to stop him! He did however continue to scare the daylights out of us. When he starts to wake up, he gets really mad and holds his breath. Everything inside clenches down and Max stops breathing and begins to drop all his stats. The first time he did this, everyone came running and I about fell on the floor. But they have finally figured him out! Max is now off paralytics and as soon as he starts to move a little they just give him a small dose of sedation and it knocks him out again. He is making slow progress but the doctors have informed us that this is going to take time. It is finally confirmed, Max is aspirating. Each time Max is bringing up stomach contents it’s going back into his lungs causing breathing problems as well as damaging lung tissue. The doctors are finally realizing that Max’s retching episodes are creating so many problems for his heart and lungs. They are doing every test you can think of. I wish they would have reacted quicker and maybe that would have prevented it from getting to this point. But I can’t get consumed with that. It is what it is. Everything happens for a reason. Once Max is at a more stable respiratory point, they will begin testing. They will soon wean him off the ventilator but first he needs to cooperate. He needs to just rest and recover and for goodness sakes, without restraints!!
Thing are looking promising.
I promise to post another update tomorrow. I usually hear from Patricia sometime on Saturday so hopeful we will get great news. Our prayers are vital to help keep this mother strong, healthy, and hopeful!
Blessings to You All
Coming Next Week: The Continuing Adventures of Gmama and Sewing Kit, sneak-peek at my RWB creations for blog hop, and another "Mary Story..aka...my mother (1917-2003).
For now, I'll refer to stories about Mama, "Mary's Stories".
In time I'll ask you, my faithful followers, to help me decide if I should Keep Or Choose another name for "Mary's Stories"