Well, today has been interesting so far.
Max got a new traech tube this morning. It is smaller and it was harder for him to breathe. If he works with it, he should be able to start talking soon. All he has to do is put his finger over the hole and try and speak. Once he's used to it and breathing well he should be able to swallow and be on his way to eating food.
Max has had a good day up until they transferred him to a chair. He was hurting, but I'm not sure where and then his blood oxygen was dropping. I left to get a granola bar because I thought he would pop right back up. Well, while I used the restroom, I guess Ray went back into the room. He came out and said Max's blood pressure was dropping and they were working on him.
I went back and they already had him in bed. His blood pressure was back to normal, his heart rate and blood oxygen was back to normal. They did an ekg on his heart, chest xrays, and drew blood to run tests. Everything came back normal ~ just an attack from the enemy trying to derail us. I've been suctioning his new traech and even though he coughs it's not as painful as when they run that rubber tube down his throat. So far, we've been able to keep his blood oxygen up pretty good.
They told us this morning that he would be going to Rusk tomorrow. He just can't wait to move. He asked me this afternoon if when he went to Rusk would he have to come back here. I told him no, only to visit after he was healed.
I can go back after 8:00 and I'm praying for an uneventful evening. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!
So close to finishing this race, so ready to get out of this high drama waiting room! LOL The funny thing is a lot of the families that were here with me this last almost 3 weeks are now at Rusk.
Well, one thing is for sure, life with Max has never been boring!