Monday, November 03, 2008

Back in the hospital.

My nephew, Baby M, is back in the hospital for yet another surgery. For those of you who don't know, my nephew was hospitalized with an infection of RSV when he was just a few months old. They intubated him to protect his airway, but his throat collapsed and they were unable to extubate. He's lived with a trach tube for almost his entire life and, consequently, can't speak. Despite the half-dozen surgeries he's undergone to try to restore his airway, he's the happiest little guy ever.

This one is pretty major. They're expecting the surgery to last around 8 hours and he'll have his chin stapled to his chest for a while. They're going to keep him in a medically-induced coma for a couple of weeks to keep him comfortable. He's expected to be in the pediatric ICU for 4-6 weeks.

I'll keep you all posted on his progress. It's going to be a long haul.


At 8:15 AM , Blogger WineRiot said...

Awww poor little guy. Although when I saw him at your wedding he did seem like the happiest little kid ever, running and rolling around and playing. How'd it go?


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