Also, she looked down his trach and said that the little sore that he had there before from the longer trach that was in has gotten bigger and that's why we've been having some trouble with the trach. He's having trouble getting air in because the sore is restricting his airway more. So she started him back on the higher dose of steroids and tapering them down again. Hoping that will help shrink down the sore. I'm also giving him nebulized steroids to see if that will help as well. We are going to go back tomorrow and let her check the sore again to see if it went down at all before we bring him into surgery. She said he can't go in to surgery breathing like he was because the anesthesia team would have a heart attack!
But he's such a little trooper. You would never know by the way he acts that he was struggling to breathe. He's still all smiles. But he is pulling at those ears so much that he's tearing up the sides of his face. Hopefully the tubes will make a world of difference and he won't be pulling at those ears. The surgery starts at 8. We have to be at the hospital for 7. So please say some extra prayers for him on Wednesday morning. I will try and let you know how everything goes with his trach tomorrow after our doctor's appointment and let you know if the surgery is still going to happen for sure.
Also, he was supposed to have an appointment tomorrow to take his contact out and either leave it out if it's healed or switch it out with a new one. Well, don't you dare think I'm going to put him through two traumatic events in one week... SO I called the eye doctor and she said that they could change it out (or check and see if it's healed) while he's under anesthesia so that it won't be as traumatic for him. Killing two birds with one stone... I know, so smart :)
SO, please give offer up some extra prayers for the little man this week :) It's gonna be a rough one.
I'll let you know how things go!! Thanks again for all your love and support!
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