Kevin is doing very well since his surgery. We are back up on the fifth floor and everything seems to be ok, with the exception of non-stop muscle spasms. I will have to talk to the docs about that tomorrow morning. This is one of the first signs of shunt malfunction, but it usually goes away immediately after surgery. I am just not sure why it's still happening.
I did get to see the CT Scan results yesterday. It's just amazing the change in his brain. Even though nearly all of the left side was damaged beyond repair, it's still interesting to see how it spread itself out to the new plate in his head. Last month's scan (before surgery) showed the left side being 'pushed in' significantly by the amount of fluid collected against it. I find it interesting that a part of the brain with no function can make such a difference when allowed to be 'free flowing' as opposed to being compressed. I can only guess that it also affects the right side? Not really sure though.
And that is about it for tonight. I am hoping Kevin gets to come down to the house again tomorrow night, but we'll see. He is back to his normal self so it's possible...
First 2 from the Nov kit!
5 years ago