We almost lost our Adam. Sept 14, 2004 9:09:23 GMT -5
Post by Claire on Sept 14, 2004 9:09:23 GMT -5
Adam had to be put to sleep to extract 4 teeth. He has a double set of teeth on the top. Well he had 3 surgeries before the age of 2 before and had gone in distress but the doctors at the time figured it was because of other complications like: tracheal stenosis, pneumonia and so on. He is now 6 and in great health. Well it turns out that he has a really bad reaction to Sevo Flurane (meds put in the mask before they put him to sleep) :oThe anestiologist said his heart rate dropped drastically and because they usually wait after they are asleep to put an IV in they couldn't get the drug to conteract the reaction fast enough. He was in the OR for 3 hours when it should have takin 20 minutes. We we're so afraid. From now on, I think they will hold him down for the IV's if need be. I am so terrified of him needing any surgery again. Just wondering if anyone has had that problem with their child. When he was small we expected complication, but not this time. So it was a real shocker. Glad it turned out Ok but will sure be thinking about this for a long time.