This is just a very fast update - Kevin's shunt did need replaced. Apparently he had some fat grow around the opening of the tube that goes into his abdomen and it didn't allow any CSF to flow through. So they took care of the tube and they also changed the valve to a programmable one that will allow them to open the tube larger if needed.
He did very well through the surgery, but we had some problems throughout the rest of the day. He needed to go for a CT scan and while there he went into distress. They had to rush him back to ICU and get him stabilized. My personal thought was that he was distressed over still being on the ventilator as it kept gagging him and making him retch phlegm. I am not sure about that though, but they finally removed the ventilator about an hour ago and he is now sleeping peacefully.
I have to go back up to the hospital and stay tonight as they don't have a sitter for the night turn. I just came home to grab 3 hours of sleep because I stayed last night and he had a very rough night and I didn't sleep a wink. I was so exhausted. So I hope that I will have time to give a better update tomorrow night, but we shall see...
First 2 from the Nov kit!
5 years ago