Sunday, May 10, 2009
Well, July 31st is the first date available for Mikan's surgery. When I pressed the scheduler for something earlier, she just told me, "This man is in high demand." My anxiety has grown a little regarding the surgery since I've heard that using lasers in the airway can be serious and may set back some progress. I have asked to talk to the ENT again more about the surgery and why he thinks it's reflux-related. If the Prevacid will fix everything and we can have a minimal clean-up in July, that would be ideal.
Oh, and I can't remember if I've posted anything about the vent lately, but Mikan is doing well only using CPAP (pressure support of 10, peep of 4-6) at night. I knew he didn't need his rate, but his pulmonologist has finally given the order to get rid of the ventilation, so he is only on pressures now. We see him again for further weaning in a few weeks, but we may do some over the phone earlier.
We went for a wonderful Mother's Day walk as a family, enjoying the beautiful weather. Mikan made my day by grinning at me the whole time. Happy Mother's Day to all you hard-working moms out there!
Posted by John and Jenna Gensic at 1:43 PM