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.
Post by momofrussell on Sept 14, 2004 15:14:10 GMT -5
poor Adam!!! I have not experienced that at all, but just read of a mom who's son had a BAD reaction to anesthesia in the hospital but didn't know it until she brought him home. It IS very scary!!!!
I had to hold Russell down once so they could give him an IV, actually I think it was through the mask (I think)... I really didn't even need to be there, but as you know, the Anethesiologist calls the shots and thought Russell would have separation issues! This was in a hospital and you should have SEEN the faces of the others in the operating room.. they FREAKED out because of the sterile environment. I had to hold Russell until he was out.
If holding your son would help out.. then I say DO it... just make sure they are ok with it
I hope you never have to go through THAT again!!!
Adrienne, wife of Kevin, mom of Regan 19, Russell (DS, Autism, Visually Impaired) 14 and Reece 11.
Post by Ericsmomma on Sept 14, 2004 15:51:53 GMT -5
Claire, You must have been scared out of your wits....I'm so glad everything worked out ok. Eric did pretty well when he had his surgeries, but it is definetely a risk...for anyone. I'm like that...they have a hard time waking me up...usually have to give me another drug that gets me going again..when I'm out, I'm out!
Hope the recovery goes smoothly..give him a big hug!
My son Nick seems to do ok with anasthesia, although it does seem to linger a lot longer in his system than for other kids. After heart surgery last year, he had an adverse reaction to one of the drugs and was up...not even a 15 min nap, for 3 days straight. He was laughing at everything in this really strained, one flew over the coo-coos nest kinda way. It scared the wits out of me so I called the doctors to make sure there hadn't been oxygen depravation. They assured me that he was "fine" and sure enough, finally slept on the 4th night. ;D He was very wobbly too, after being sedated lightly for an ECG. It may just be coincidence, but I've talked to several moms with DS kids, that the same is true...odd reactions to anesthesia.