Thursday, February 13, 2014

Shunt Surgery Friday Morning

Meara's been on the subdural drain since Monday evening.  She had to have an IV put in Tuesday evening to put her on saline drip because she wasn't peeing enough and hadn't eaten much either.  They just wanted to make sure that her sodium levels didn't drop enough for her to have arrhythmia.

She's been doing fine.  I stayed at the hospital last night to give Megan a chance at sleeping at home and to get some time with Ainsley.  Meara's been throwing up a bit this morning but it's probably due to the pressure change in her head. 

The neurosurgeon said this morning that we are going to go ahead with surgery tomorrow.  Cultures have come back negative for infection.  That's good news.  The surgery is scheduled for 7:30 tomorrow morning (Friday).  She will be wheeled down around 6:00am.  

Megan and I will both be here for the surgery.  It will take about two hours from start to finish.  I believe that approximately forty-five minutes of the time is the part actually installing the shunt.  We are hoping that with a strong recovery Friday and Saturday that we can be discharged sometime Saturday.  Wishing for fulfillment on this outcome.

Thanks everyone for the positive messages of support and encouragement.  It gives us strength and Meara feels loved beyond limit.

What would I do without Eddie Vedder.  Love this line from his song Guaranteed

"Got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul…And so it goes."

There it is. 

Love to All,
Aaron & Megan

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