Saturday, November 22, 2008

What's going on now?

So, Josh was admitted back into CDH last Thursday. He went in for a routine checkup on his head shunt -- he's supposed to see his doctor every two weeks for the first six months after the shunt was placed. Josh has had this little white spot on the shunt site for a while now that looked fairly benign -- we had talked to his pediatrician about it and he assured us it was no biggie. We have been putting this antibiotic ointment on it ever since the surgery and we knew it wasn't an infection. But the white spot kept getting bigger -- and whiter. It was like bone white. So, when Sandy took him in to see the neurosurgeon, she was told (by the nurse) that the white spot was actually the exposed shunt. The nurse told Sandy that she had never seen this before -- which leads me to believe that something didn't go right with the original surgery. The same doctor who performed the first surgery performed surgery on Thursday to take out the shunt, and he's scheduled to perform the next surgery to put the next one in. The problem is that this guy hasn't explained the situation or what has happened at all to Sandy. Of course, I was out on a business trip when this all went down. So, now that I'm back, I'm going to drill this jerk and I'm probably going to cancel the surgery on Monday to get a different doctor.

At least this stay will give me the time to post some more pictures of the boys; something that I am sorely behind on.

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