Unexpected Update

Well, I was hoping this update was going to be about Max returning to school and dissecting a sheep heart. (Which he thought was totally awesome – his words)

Or posting photos of the speech he was giving on Tuesday at the Children’s Hospital Association conference in San Diego. But life took an unexpected turn…

Max woke up very ill on Tuesday morning and was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Yesterday, we were transferred to CHLA and to his team up here to figure out a game plan.

Max has tested positive for a virus. They are also running a series of tests to make sure that he doesn’t have a bacterial infection. His new valve still looks great, so that is amazing news!

He will be here for a few days as we wait on cultures and recover from the virus. He told Buck to bring up his Dodger stuff – so we are decked out in blue!

Special thanks to the Children’s Hospital Assoc staff for helping Tue. morning, to my parents for quickly jumping in and helping out, and all of our support team at CHLA and at home.

Buck said it best – the next few days we want positive news and negative results. Or at least results we can treat.

Prayers for Max would be that blood draws are quick and easy. He has terrible veins so this is the icky part. Also for his spirit to stay strong. He’s isolated so he can’t leave the room. And for his brother Els – he really misses his big brother…

At the top of this post is the verse that Max is meditating on today. It really sums up the last couple of days.

10 thoughts on “Unexpected Update

  1. We love you, Page family!!! Keep the faith and we will pray that you are out of there in no time! Max is a warrior!

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  2. Praying hard for Max!! We love you and your family so much! Come home soon!!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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  3. We are sending our love and strength to you all. Max, you are an amazing being. Your soul shows it’s strength and determination with every battle and you have become a hero to so many across this life and into the future. You will do even more amazing things in your life. Els, to have the aptitude to be such a rock of support and motivation for your brother is such a wonderful attribute in your character. You have endured so much as well, and continue to remain a beautiful soul. Jennifer & Buck, your boys are amazing and the strength they have to endure is a testament of their upbringing and nurturing. All our prayers to a healthy recovery. Liz, Erik, Selena & Zane Page

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  4. Oh goodness! Will be praying for you and family too Max! Your attitude and perseverance is inspiring! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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  5. Max dear you are in my thoughts and prayers every night you will soon be home and being your old self again you have so many of us thinking about you ! So chin up be brave sending you love and hugs from Seattle. xxπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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