Thursday, October 15, 2009

All done

He's done. It took them about 45 minutes longer than they said. We are now waiting in the PICU waiting room for him to get settled. The surgeon said that his airway below his vocal cords was VERY narrow. It can be common in DS kids, but its probably from so many traumatic intubations. He said that in the future he may need a huge surgery were they take cartlidge and fix that area. But we won't know if he needs that until he is ready to be decannulated. Not for a few years at least.
Anxiously waiting to go back and see my baby.

22 comments:

The VW's said...

Give your brave boy a big hug and kiss from me and Gavin! Glad to hear that he is done. I'll still be praying for him and you! Love and Hugs!!!

The House of Garcia said...

Wonderful news.. seems like it was pretty quick. Waiting it the worst you want to be with your baby and they say wait. Soon you will be able to snuggle that sweet boy... can't wait to see pics. Huggles and lots of love to you both. Good job Jaxson, you sure are one strong warrior!! :D

Denise said...

Glad to hear that he came through okay. Now does that narrow airway mean that the trach still won't solve all of his breathing issues or does it mean that now the narrow airway won't be an issue??? Can;t wait to hear more after you see him!! Give him hugs from ALL of us!!

Kristin said...

It sounds like this was the needed course of action. Praying for a quick hospital stay.
He looks so cute in the hospital jammies :)

LisaL said...

So glad to hear that he is out of surgery! You have been in my thoughts all day!! Hope you are hugging your little man right now!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh Lacey, I am so relieved to hear that it is over and done with and he is headed to the PICU to get settled. I pray his recovery is smooth and quick so you can get home soon to the rest of your boys.

Give that little man a smooch from us. :)

The Hortons...one day at a time. said...

Alright Jax all out of surgery, now no funny business! Just get better so you can go home!! Praying for a speedy and quick recovery!! Hugs from afar!

Heather said...

Anxiously waiting to hear another update.Big kisses to the courageous Jax and big hugs to his courageous mommy!

Kim said...

So glad to hear he is out of surgery. Hope you get to see him very soon. Still praying.

Rochelle said...

So glad all went well and he is done. I know you are spending some quality snuggle time with him right now. We will keep praying for a speedy recovery so you guys can head home.

ABandCsMom said...

Wonderful news. So happy he is done and all went well. Hugs to all of you.

Stephanie said...

Oh I'm so happy to hear that he's all done. Can't wait for the next update.

Anderson Family said...

Glad he is done and it sounds like all went well. Give him a big hug and kiss from us!! And please let me know if you need ANYTHING! I'm serious! Loves and hugs to all of you!

stephanie said...

Breathing a sigh of relief. sending a monstrously huge kiss to Jax

Tausha said...

So glad things went well. You have been in our prayers. Interesting about the narrow airway, I didn't know that was a complication of DS. Hope you get to go back and see him soon. Give him a hug for us.

Emily said...

What a brave little trooper you have. I would love to visit him. How long will you guys be in the hospital? I know you will miss Mondays get together. We'll miss you and look forward to seeing you at the next gathering. Give him loves for me!

ScottNLili said...

Im sure glad Jax is such a good little fighter!! He's sure an inspiration to a lot of people Lace. You should be very proud of him. Your family is always in my prayers.

Love Lili

Jessica said...

Cyber hugs to your whole family. My family will continue to keep Jaxson and your self in our prayers.

Alison said...

I'm glad its all over - I hope you get to see your baby soon.

Cammie Heflin said...

I have thought and prayed about Jax all day! I hope he gets settled in soon!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

If he grows, he may or may not need that surgery. I would say, wait, pray, and cross that bridge when you get to it. The doctor had planned a laryngeotracheoplasty, which I assume is what you are talking about, for my son, Doah, but while awaiting the surgery, Doah removed his own trach tube (self-decanulation?), the nursing staff did not notice until morning when the stoma had closed, and since Doah was still breathing, the doc decided to do no surgery. We had 3 apneic episodes with cardiac arrest, though, while waiting for his airway to grow just a bit more. We did not realize that air conditioning was drying it out just enough to close off the little air space that he had. Ultimately, we got it right, he grew, no need for more surgery in that area (other stuff, though, did require surgery), and in one month he will celebrate his big 3-0 birthday. I assume that doctors know far more today than they did 30 years ago when my Doah was given "no chance to live." He showed them!! I will pray that your little Jaxson beats the odds on his surgery, and I will put him on the prayer list on my blog.

Michelle said...

I've been thinking about you guys today! So glad he is done with the surgery and I hope you got to snuggle and love on your boy!