Saturday, May 16, 2009
Maximus is still holding his own and remaining stable. The nurses say this sort of fluid build-up is normal after open-heart surgery and is not a big concern. They will just continue to drain the fluid from his lung cavity until things settle down. For now, he is also being kept heavily sedated so he doesn't get too agitated and to keep him comfortable. He will be kept sedated through the rest of today at least. He is still on a ventilator as well, and, as Grammy put it, any place they can put a needle or tube in his body, there is one (IVs, ports, catheter, etc.). Tomorrow, they may start easing off on the sedation to see how it goes.