Thursday, January 17, 2008


Quick Update on Chedner:
He had his surgery yesterday at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. The surgery took all day - 8:00 am till 6:00 pm. Chedner did well through the surgery, but started to have some trouble once he was in the PICU. The sedation they were using wasn't strong enough and despite having pins in his pelvis and his little feet in traction, he was thrashing all over the bed. He isn't suppose to move at all so as not to disrupt the work they did on his bladder and his pelvic bones. After many hours of him crying and fighting us, they finally knocked him out and he stayed quiet. They are hesitant to give him the really big sedative drugs as they will have to put his breathing tube back in if they resort to that, but if necessary they will do that. Today, he is not as agitated and is laying still most of the time. He is very sedated with a combination of medications and therefore he is working hard to breathe. It is a delicate balance. To make the situation worse for my boy, he has developed a cold. He didn't have one yesterday, but apparantly it was brewing in the back of his sinuses and has been given an avenue to flourish.
While we are more optimistic than last night about his condition, he is still not doing as well as we had hoped. It looks like as long as a week or more in the intensive care unit. Please say some prayers for our little man. I will send an update again in a day or so.


About Our Family said...

Fran I am praying for your son tonight. this must be very difficult. Praying for his healing. God Bless, Terry

Chrissy in PA said...

Praying for your son and your family. I just can't imagine.

Kris said...

Praying for Ched and for you, Fran. This is really tough stuff to endure, I'm sure.