Friday, 14 February 2014
Today is four days post surgery and Maxwell is recovering so well, I am honestly quite shocked.
He went for his follow up today and things are looking great, their only recommendation is that we encourage him to breath deeper because he seems to favor shallow breaths at the moment which don't allow the lungs to fully expand. Not expanding the lungs enough could cause an infection or pneumonia and that's something that we obviously want to avoid. We will go back for check ups bi weekly for the next little while to watch for something called Pericarditis (fluid around the heart) - this is a common concern for anyone who's had a cardiac procedure but autoimmune disorders also increase the risk so because of Maxwell's arthritis they are just being a bit more cautious.
Today Maxwell is very much like his regular self. He has needed reminders about not running in the house, he has climbed up on the toilet to reach the sink so that he could wash some hot wheels which I am fairly certain had poop on them (I didn't ask.... I didn't really want to know the answer) and at one point he was even jumping on the bed.
This boy is always full of surprises!