Thursday, September 30, 2010

Surgery Tomorrow

Well I think it is well over due for an update. Brayden is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. He is having his tonsils and adenoids removed. This may be a simple procedure for most normal kids but, for Brayden this is a major surgery. Due to his already narrowed airway and his previous tracheostomy. There is a 50/50 chance that he may have to have the trach replaced temporarily if anything goes wrong. They will do a Bronchoscopy before the surgery to check his airway and see if any there are any concerns about him being intubated for surgery. If his airway is too small or there are obstructions and they can't intubate him he will have to have the trach replaced so they can put him under anesthesia for surgery. We are hoping that there are also no complications with his airway swelling after being intubated. He will be admitted at Scottish Rite in the PICU after surgery. We are hoping that all goes well and for a speedy recovery. His surgery is scheduled for 0730. Please keep him in your prayers.

Everything else has been going well. Summer was great, we spent a lot of time at the lake, Brayden loves riding on the boat and swimming. School started back and he loves it. He is always so happy to go to school and he loves it when you talk about school with him. He is getting so tall now, my little stringbean! Not much else has been going on. Just school, therapies and Dr. appts.

Here are a few pics.