Monday, September 29, 2008

Day 121 - Sept 29, 2008

This is going to be a very quick update. Our second to worst fears were confirmed (the worst being infection or rejection of the shunt). The shunt is either malfunctioning or it is very clogged. We are back in ICU and Kevin is having surgery first thing tomorrow morning. They will either replace the shunt completely or they will replace the malfunctioning part if that is possible. The neurosurgeon is wondering if it is a valve on the shunt, but he can't be sure until he goes into Kevin's head.

So keep us in your thoughts for tonight and over the next few days. I will be staying overnight at the hospital with him tonight and there is no internet in ICU, so I will update as soon as I can tomorrow.

And poor Joyce - what a vacation she is having, huh? I did send her and Breezy to a Steelers bar here in Tampa to watch tonight's game though. At least they will have a little bit of fun.

Ok - gotta get back up to the hospital.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying that all goes smoothly tomorrow, Leslie -- God Bless you!!

armyparents said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. Kevin is a strong soldier and he will be fine.
Love
debbie

The Rock said...

Leslie , we are all praying for Kevin and you !
May God give you all the strength , to hang in there
Love
Petra
S.A.
Louisiana

Anonymous said...

Keep the faith. He'll be o.k. we'll keep praying for all of you. Melissa Ion

Linda said...

I will be praying that everything goes very well with Kevin's surgery..and also for you to have the strength to make it past this hurdle you have been given! Keep your faith, and that will help you through this ordeal.

Jodi said...

Stay strong and positive Leslie! He will be okay! You will all be in my thoughts!
Kev, keep fighting kiddo! Don't give up! You will be better soon!
All my love to all of you!
Andrew's Aunt Jodi

Patricia said...

All thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love.

Anonymous said...

Leslie - We've never met...just follow the blog. I am saying prayers for all of you (including the drs!) Please take care. My thoughts and best wishes are with you.

Jessica said...

I've been thinking about Kevin and praying for him all day. What a frustrating, but temporary, setback. You can bet I'll be praying tonight and through the next few days!

It's nice that Breezy has someone to hang with, like you said.

LISA said...

I see the word "pray" and "prayer" in almost all of these posts.

Remember Kevin went to church before he left for Afghanistan and sat with the O'Hanlon family.

I think we all need to pray harder now than ever. Positive thoughts are good, but praying to God who needs to listen.

Praying very hard that Kevin does well and gets through this setback.

FAITH and HOPE.

Treasure Queen said...

Leslie, I am having a little weep after this post - each day I get a little more excited about your son's progress, and now I feel so sad, but I will send happy get well thoughts across the seas today to you and your family!
Best wishes,
Jenny in Australia

Vicki C said...

Oh... prayers, thoughts, hugs.. everything.. coming your way!
Praying for you all tomorrow!

DeeZee said...

Saying a prayer for Kevin and your family!

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Jan said...

I'm sure you won't see this for a couple of days but I hope you feel the love and support. Kevin, good luck!

Lisa said...

Thoughts and prayers are with today. Hoping all goes well.

sophie said...

Hang on, Leslie-I hope in some small way it helps to know that even though I've never met you or Kevin or Breezy, I hold you all in my heart. He's going to get through this and you'll be right beside him to witness it all.

Sophie

Anonymous said...

Hope and pray that all will go well!!!!
Good luck!!!
Tina in El Paso, TX

LISA said...

Leslie,

I'm sure you put in a very worrisome night. Please know that we are all with you in spirit. : )

God Bless you all and surround you with HIS love. Praying for the healing hands that will soon touch Kevin.

Never lose your faith.

Kris said...

Extra thoughts and prayers are coming your way today. Praying for your strength, peace and comfort, that you get the massive amounts that you need. Praying for the doctors, may they be lifted and find the cause of the cause of the malfunction quickly.

Thoughts, prayers, support and load upon load of Angel Hugs are coming your way, and loads of extra today. HUGS!!

- Kris, a Soldiers' Angel from RI

Anonymous said...

Not only are my thoughts but most definitely my prayers are with Kevin for a successful surgery. God has answered so many prayers thusfar in Kevins recovery.

Anonymous said...

Les, Sorry, I haven't wirtten in a whild things are hectic here and I don't need to burden you with them but honey you are all in my thoughts and prayers 24-7. I hope and pray that everything goes good today and I am looking forward to hearing how the surgery goes. Remember I love you guys. Love, Pam

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Arizona are being prayed for Kevin and you too.

Anonymous said...

I connected with your blog from the one maintainted by the mother of Matt Wheeler. My son served with Matt in Iraq. My thoughts and prayers along with those of my family are alos with Kevin and your family.
With deep respect,
Dennis Gallagher
Las Vegas, NV

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of the tragedy your son has suffered, being an army aunt i could not even imagine. My thoughts and prayers go out to you

Ronnie said...

Kevin, you and Breezy are in all my thoughts and prayers.

sherri greer said...

I know this must be discouraging for you, but Kevin has pulled through when the odds against him were much worse than this. I believe in my heart that everything will be okay. It is upsetting when things were going so well to have this setback, but that's all it is, a little setback. Know that I am thinking of you and praying for Kevin's quick recovery. I'm glad that Joyce can be there for you and Breezy through this time. You have so many friends and people caring and supporting you from afar, but it's so wonderful that you have a friend right there with you. I'm sure that I'm not alone when I say that I wish I could be "there" for you instead of so far away. Keep your chin up. This too shall pass.

SGT Morgan W said...

Praying here in Germany, Leslie.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys. He has come so far and will get through this one too. Lori

Missy Schrecengost said...

Hi Leslie - have been following the blogspot. Saw Moe at Sam's wedding and told her that we think of you guys often - and the blogspot has lifted any false ideas I may have had - I am praying for Kevin and for You and Breezy...

Jami said...

Leslie, I have all of you in my prayers and thoughts. I want you to know that I read your blog everyday. HUGS to you, Breezy and Kevin.