Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Max is out of surgery

Well, we made it. Everyone stayed healthy long enough for Max to have his surgery. Hopefully we'll all stay healthy through recovery as well. We met with the surgeon about 15 minutes ago and he said that everything went well. Max was a little "oozy" and lost a bit more than the usual amount of blood, but everything else went fine. The cleft closed, but it was "a little tight" so they used allograft (donor tissue) to complete the closure. We haven't gotten to go back and see him yet, but hopefully we will soon. I'm gearing up for a long night at the hospital (and a long next couple of weeks), but we're glad that we've made it this far.

FYI, Ellie is better today as well. She has been fever free for 36 hours. She was still a bit stuffy last night, but slept 13 hours and woke up a new girl.


  1. Glad to hear everyone made it through! Sending you lots of good wishes for Max's recovery.

  2. Oh, Alexis! I'm so happy to hear this. Give Max an extra hug for me, and please call if you need anything at all...

  3. Funny how this works! I absolutely don't know you or Max, but the fact that he looks like my son makes me feel connected. I hope he is doing well by now and that he will recover quickly and with as little as pain as possible.
    Hang in there.
    Hanneke from Holland