|Her new dog Ike she got in the hospital|
She went into surgery Friday morning... luckily she didn't have to get a second shunt put in at the base of her skull but they did run some reservoir stint to just under the skin to the fourth ventricle so the plumbing is all set if this doesn't work and she needs that second shunt down the road. They were able to open a block of tissue that was stopping the flow to the catheter that runs up to her original shunt. It was really about as good of a situation as could have happened when you're talking about relieving that area. She did end up with a fever that evening to an unrelated lung congestion and irritation from being intabated. So we stayed an extra night, Friday night in PICU and Saturday night in PEDS. I forgot how its near impossible to sleep on the bench/cots in those places. But then she got to come home on Sunday afternoon and so far so good. She's still running a slight fever and sleeping ALOT but that's all part of the healing process. So grateful for such a great neurosurgeon who did amazing work and kept us confident and calm through the whole process as he did with her first shunt. We love our little girl and so glad she is slowly feeling better!
Crazy... she had strabismus eye repair surgery on August 22nd and 4th ventricle pressure and reservoir placement on September 20th... lots of stress in one month!
|Riding in the wagon leaving the PEDS ward|