Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday Morning

Thursday, October 11, 2007








A few more smiles are included with this update.  He seems to be smiling more and more these days... I think more than he did before we even came to the hospital.

I talked with the neurosurgeon this morning.  It looks like surgery will be performed Saturday.  They will burr out a hole about the size of a half-dollar.  They should be able to get all the liquid blood they see... and will try to get any gelled blood (no promises).  Also, we were told it is likely his seizures will get worse for a few days after.  When they take out the blood irritation, they will be replacing it with another irritant: air.  Air irritates the brain, too... but it does get reabsorbed a lot faster than blood.  Hopefully, after 2 or 3 days, any air that gets in there should be gone.  And, of course, they say there is no guarantee that removing the blood will solve the seizures that he has been having.  It's just a "good chance".  But then, there are never any guarantees with anything, are there?  Once they are done, they will leave the hole in his head.  It should provide an endless supply of jokes later in life.

Ann and Natalie are still at home, and will probably be there until at least tomorrow.

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