Saturday, May 26, 2012


First of all let me start out with saying he is okay. Now with that said... His surgery was at 2 on Wednesday afternoon and was over at 4. The doctor came out and told me how great it was and everything went smoothly. THEN about 15 minutes later the anesthesiologist came out and informed me there was a complcation when he was coming out of his anesthsia. When he went to take a breath his vocal cord clamped shut but his lungs and muscles were still in full action, so... they decided to act like a sponge and absorb all of the water around them. They quickly went into action since his oxygen levels fell fast. A nurse came out a hour or so later to inform me they were still giving him medicine and oxygen. About an hour after that the anesthesiologist came back out and told me that they needed to keep him overnight. I got to finally see Barry around 7:30 and was a little frightened by what I saw. Swollen face, shortness of breath and it was very hard and labored. It is something that I don't want to see again.I knew he was in great hands but leaving him that night was not an easy thing to do.  My prayers are even stronger now for the people who experience this on a regular basis with their loved ones.

He is doing great  and recovery is on an upswing. Off to go take care of the patient!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry. Thankful he is home and doing well now.