Thursday, June 19, 2008
4:45pm After Surgery
Well I got the call and all went well. There were a few things during surgery that came up. It appears that her skull grew around the old shunt entry so it was left in and a new entry was made. The shunt will now run down the left side of her head, under her neck and back down the right side of her body into her abdomen. She will be on IV's the next day or so but they say she can come home as early as Sunday or Monday, much sooner than last time. Also, the Dr said that scar tissue grew around and basically strangled her tube. So basically the detachment from the brain, the skull over growth and the strangling scar tissue contributed to the shunt problems, all of this due to growth in her body. Poor little bugar, she's a trooper. The Dr. said it is unlikely this will occur again given she is almost 1 year old and fully grown.