Wednesday, March 3, 2010

5th One Down and Hopefully No More for Awhile

As much as I wanted to get him better and out of here, I was still a little worried when he went back into surgery. It just never seems like it gets any easier. His surgery went well and he did great. They were able to get in and they put it under the muscle to protect the ICD more since he is so skinny. This will make him a little more sore, but will be better in the long run.

They moved us up to the 3rd floor after. He woke up drank some Sprite and tried to eat a little dry cereal, but that did not go down so well. He has been in and out sleeping and even tried to play some video games for a little bit. This kid can recover from anything it seems. He is amazing. About an hour ago he did have some ventricular tachycardia but his heart went back into normal rhythm. It gave us a little scare and has now made me worried. They did call cardiology and he said that he was not too surprised due to what they had just done. He wanted to wait and see if it happens again. If so, they will draw labs and do a little more work-up. His ICD did not fire because he has to have 45 abnormal beats before it shocks him. He only had about 20-25 before it went into a normal rhythm. It did gives us a scare still and really made Eric not want to leave. I promised I would call him if anything else did come up.

A few thoughts in my head right now...
I just want to make it through this night without any issues. Well all nights, but you get what I mean.
I am worried about the piece that they left inside. They said they had left it in because getting it out would have been very invasive. He said it was sewn to his diaphragm and that he would have had to gone in through another incision and that it would have been incredibly painful. The surgeon was very addamit that it was fine, but it still worries me. A few others doctors have brought it up more then once. I don't want to have him go through this again. I have faith in our surgeon and he is a great doctor, but there is still the unknown.
The infection...besides the piece still in him, we still have to beat this infection 100%.
He will now have to heal from this new surgery and pray that it all works properly.

I am still scared out of my mind. I know he is such a strong boy and has so many people who love him and are thinking and praying for him. I know there are other parents and kids that have it so much worse. But none of this makes it easier. I wish I could make it all go away. Sometimes I just feel like this is a bad dream and I am just waiting to wake-up. But until I do...we will push on, be strong, and everyday is a new day. This too, shall pass.


Melissa said...

I hope tonight is a good one too!

Jeremy, Laura-Ann and Madilynn Nutt said...

Melissa, I just couldn't even imagine going through what your family is going through. Just reading what you write brings tears to my eyes. You are a very strong and incredible woman and you amaze me every time you write something about Cache!! And I totally understand when you say its all just a bad dream and can't wait to wake up!!! Love you guys and we think of you all day everyday!!!