Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mikan's Last Day of Making Noise for Awhile

Tomorrow morning at 9:15 Mikan is scheduled for a tracheotomy. At that time, the surgeon will examine his bronchial tube with a scope to look for airway failure. He most likely has one of two problems. The most likely scenario is that he has some airway collapse due to being on the ventilator for so long. He also could have a neurological problem that prevents his brain from sending his throat the proper signals for opening and breathing. If the latter is the problem, it would have been a condition he was born with. Either way, time and growth are the ways to solve the problem. We are hoping for airway collapse instead of the neurological issue. He may be circumsized while he is anesthetized tomorrow. He will be able to start sucking down and tasting food soon after surgery. We are looking forward to this.

1 comment:

Big Brother said...

You're a luck kid Mikan. If you do well Friday, you'll get to have a part of your man tube removed. If that's not a motivation, I don't know what is.
Don't worry too much thought, Alek says he didn't even cry. But he is having a lot of trouble walking after his Semitic surgery.