Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Wednesday 8th of June- withdrawing the ventilator
Finally on Wednesday it was decided to wean Max off his ventilator and later that afternoon it was removed completely. Seeing him for the first time without it was a shock, his face looked naked! I was also scared with it gone because it was reassuring knowing that a machine would be there to breathe for him if he couldn't do it himself. About an hour after the ventilator was removed I was finally able to hold my little boy again. As they placed him in my arms (slightly complicated by all his tubes) it felt better then the first time I ever held him. He cried and cried- the nurse reckons that babies always do this when they get back in their mothers arms. She's believes that the bub is telling mum all about the horrible things they've had to endure in ICU. I could handle that theory so let him cry his eyes out until he fell asleep in my arms.