Thursday, February 14, 2008

unplanned surgery

So Elise is back in the I.C.U. after an exciting night. She had to have to surgery to put in tubes to her brain to drain the Cerebral Spinal Fluid because her Ventricles were swollen putting pressure on some vital areas of the brain.
She remains pretty unresponsive, I haven't got to speak with her at all except a quick hi when they tried forcing her to wake up for a nuerological exam.
Tuesday they will put in a shunt or possibly two, which means more surgery, and unfortunatly the shunt(s) will be permanent. They are essentially tubes that drain the brains fluid from the head to the stomach.
I'm pretty taxed right now, it's been a rough night for everyone down here so more when I am up for it.

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