Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Home from surgery

We are home. His surgery went fine. He was drinking like a champ right after surgery. Then he took a nap and has not drank anything since. His oxygen levels kept dropping, usually when he was going to sleep. He had to have oxygen blown in his face. He hates that so if he was awake he hit it away. He would drink but not swallow anything. The pain meds were a pain getting in him. He does not want to swallow at all. We were pretty close to staying the night. The doctor left it up to me. We could stay or go. But he needed to drink. They told me it is fine to go home, if I felt comfortable with it, but to try and have him drink. We got home a little after 8 tonight. He has drunk only a few sips. I got his pain meds in him-- and that was no fun! So now in 4 hours I have to wake him up and make him take more. It will be a fun night. He sounds croupy so hopefully that doesn't get worse. The nurses said he had a breathing treatment as soon as he woke up from surgery because he sounded pretty croupy.

I did ask for versed, like Shannon suggested, and he got a little before going back. I don't think it helped much but maybe a tad. The doc didn't want to give him too much because it would affect the waking up afterwards.

I hope tomorrow he feel better and not worse. Oh and- no OJ for 2 weeks!! That will kill him! He lives on OJ and pizza. Poor Max!!

5 comments:

WheresMyAngels said...

Oh sorry to hear he had surgery. Mercede came home the same day as hers and was eating up a storm and never showed any pain, she was given no pain meds after coming home. Cheyenne a whole nother story. She has had her tonsils removed and surgery on her lingual tonsil (back of tongue), she did horrible both times and refused to eat or drink unless she had codeine.

Prayers he feels better.

Karen said...

I'm glad that he pulled through surgery well. Hopefully the no-OJ won't be too bad.

Karen said...

Hey, you'll want to head over to my blog about 9:30 this evening. But you didn't hear it from me.

Debbie Yost said...

I'm just now reading about the surgery! I'm sorry I'm so behind. I hope he is doing better by today. If you need anything, please let me know.

SunflowerMom said...

Aww, poor Max! Hope you guys made it thru the night okay. Both of my boys have had t & a surgery and we kept them overnight at the hospital. Recovery from it can be rough! Hope Max drinks better for you today.