Well folks, no sooner had I pushed the 'publish post' button last night than Kevin got sicker than a dog. I had to almost lift him out of bed myself and rush him back up to the hospital. Remember how I said I hoped I realized when his shunt would quit working? Well, last night was the test. It did quit and it took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on, but I did eventually get it. I already knew by his symptoms before we even left for the hospital and since this is the 4th time in roughly 6 months that it has quit - I think it's safe to say that this will be a large part of our lives forever.
So, Kevin has already had emergency surgery today to actually fix and reposition the shunt. He is doing very well already, but I will still be spending the night up there with him. I just came home now to grab a shower since I have been up since yesterday morning and at the hospital since about 2:30 this morning. I am eating a bowl of soup as I write this and then I need to head back up, so I am going to cut this one very short.
I will say this, as I sat in the surgical waiting room earlier today, I realized that no matter how much better Kevin gets, someone will always have to live with him, someone will always have to keep watch for this shunt thing. I think I knew it, but I was just so hopeful that he could lead a more normal life. And, I will admit, I was hopeful that I could too.
First 2 from the Nov kit!
6 months ago