Well the Surgery dept called me yesterday and we went over the game plan for Carson today. This is about how it goes.......
First off, they wanted me to give him a breathing treatment through the nebulizer last night at bedtime. They told me to give him the Combivent. This is the strong medicine that we give him when his asthma is really bad. Then I will need to wake him up today around 6AM so I can feed him a little something. He is not allowed any food after 7:15 AM. Then we will give him his morning meds and another round of Combivent. They are wanting to get his airway open wide so we don't encounter any problems. He can also have clear liquids up to 12:15 and then he will be done.
So she told me that our surgery isn't going to be scheduled until late afternoon and that is with the hopes that there are no hold ups with other surgeries prior to Carson. But it is still a go.
So once they are ready to start they will give him some laughing gas to knock him out. After that they will put the IV in. Then the doctor will scope his lungs and look for any anatomy problems. Then she will take some samples of his lung sac and then she will be done. They will then insert the breathing tube. ENT will put in his ear tubes (yeah, no more ear infections!!!!!), adenoids, and tonsils will be removed. The doctor told me that there is a 75% chance that they will opt to leave his airway in until the anesthesia is worn off. Then they will wean him off the vent. So that about sums up what will be taking place tomorrow.
Please keep Carson in your prayers that this solves his asthma, respiratory, and ear infections. That is the goal for going through all of this.
Then we can get back to a happy childhood and mommy can get back to work!!
I have had several e-mails on phone numbers and such. Children's Mercy # is 816-234-3000. His full name is Carson Johnson. We may not be up in a room any before 7 or later. But phone calls are welcomed. We will be discharged in 1-3 days and then home for 2 weeks. The doctor said she wanted him to be home bound so he doesn't pick up anything. So I will be with him 24/7 by myself. I may end up blogging those days several times a day just to keep myself busy. LOL.
If you need my phone number at home, please e-mail me at Studio213_kc@sbcglobal.net and I will be more than happy to give that to you. Thanks again for all of my calls today and a few of my close buddies that e-mailed me. I love you guys and it is such a great feeling to have such a huge support system.
PS I hope everyone has a great Halloween and get lots of candy so you can pass some to us. The only day that I can get chocolate for free, ....sigh....