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Monday, February 2, 2009

Back in the saddle, or is that hospital, again...


So here we are again.  Definitely not the place I wanted to be.  Madilynn's soft spot kept getting full and then empty, full an then empty again.  David and I were watching it closely and then today she started throwing up.  I brought her down to Phoenix Children's Hospital and though her car scan and x-rays look good, Dr. Moss tested the shunt externally and feels that it is not draining correctly and may be beginning to get clogged.  She has surgery scheduled for tomorrow morning to try and determine what the problem is and fix it.  She goes NPO (nothing by mouth) a 3 am this morning.  Right now it's 10:09 pm and they are trying (quite unsuccessfully) to start an IV for fluids and (starting tomorrow after the surgery) antibiotics.  We've been here since about 5 pm so it's been quite a day!  Please pray that they can quickly and efficiently solve her shunt problems and that they don't reintroduce infection.  Please be praying for Conner and his time away from mommy and for me as I am struggling with all of this a bit.  I know God has a reason for all of this, but I really wish I knew it!  The important thing is that Madi is happy, healthy, and safe, and sometimes it's hard to keep that in mind.  

3 comments:

Diana said...

Jamie! ((hugs)) praying for all of you!

Stacy said...

Praying! ((hugs))

Ciaran's parents, Jon & Wendy said...

Oh goodness...our poor girl. I am praying for all of you...including Dr. Moss and his expertise...I hope he determines the problem. I hate the shunt tap...that is one of the worst test...our poor babies.

Stay strong, Mommy!!