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7:33 PM, Aug 29, 2012   |    comments
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UPDATED 8:30 p.m.: Jaxx's parents said Jaxx is responding well to the new ventilator.  His CO2 levels are coming down.  However, it will take him awhile to get back to normal.  They want to thank everyone for praying for Jaxx.

UPDATE:  As of Wednesday evening, doctors had to switch Jaxx to a different ventilator because he was experiencing CO2 build-up.  His parents continue to ask for prayers.

Reidsville, NC -- At the end of 2011, News 2's Lauren Melvin introduced us to baby Jaxx Denny, the 15 month-old boy that needed major surgery to rebuild his spine and rib cage.

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The Denny family told News 2 that Jaxx's recovery from surgery in Philadelphia on Tuesday night did not go well, but the surgery on Tuesday was a success.

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According to the family, the boy is not breathing normally and they had to connect him to a catheter to empty his bladder. He is currently on a ventilator and is resting. He is in stable condition.

"Good news is that his right lung is almost the size as his left now," said Pete Denny, Jaxx's father, in an e-mail correspondence with News 2 reporter Lauren Melvin. "He just does not do well with recovery. [It was] not a Good night at all."

Denny said that Jaxx also has a fever, that reached temperatures as high as 101 degrees, and an increased heart rate, which is still in the 160's. His family said that he is on several types of medication, including morephine, Valium, and Tylenol. He said Jaxx's fever has disappeared.

"Although it was just an expansion, it's still major surgery," said Denny. "We are trusting God to do what only God can do now. Thank you for praying."

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