Thursday, October 15, 2009

Back to Detroit

I don't have much emotional energy right now so this will be short and sweet. We're headed to Detroit bright and early tomorrow morning. Julia started showing signs of hydrocephalus today which is a potential complication after epilepsy surgery. Basically the brain isn't able to recirculate spinal fluid like it normally does and the fluid builds up. She'll get a CT scan there and if necessary will have to have a shunt put in. I don't want to get ahead of myself...hopefully this won't be the case, hopefully these symptoms can be attributed to something else. But if I'm honest with myself...I really am not very confident that she'll be able to avoid another surgery.

Oh, and the fever stayed away for quite awhile yesterday and today, but it's back...unfortunately.

Will update tomorrow as I'm able.

5 comments:

aylwardsinead said...

Oh my, I'm so sorry. You must be so stressed. In the height of the H1N1 outbreak we had to take Emma back to the hospital with a fever of 107. We had so many fears: surgical complications, infections, that she might catch something... I hope this turns out to be a storm in a teacup for you, as it was for us. Emma had caught the common cold. Many hugs.

baby trevor's mommy said...

(((((((hugs)))))))))

...danielle

blogzilly said...

That SUCKS. Plain and simple. I hope it turns out to be nothing.

JSmith5780 said...

So sorry, My fingers are crossed that another surgeyr is NOT needed!

Jackson's Blog said...

So sorry...I'll be thinking of you and praying that she won't need to have a shunt.