March 25, 2008, Craniotomy # 2- Read at your own risk!

Well, we have some staph infection in her head. On the outside of her skull under her skin and most likely in the bone flap that the doctor cut last time and then put back after surgery.

The surgery will take place Wednesday evening (March 26, 2008) at 6 pm. Heads up EWC cell groups!!!

Here's the procedure, the doctor will go back in the original incision, take the bone flap out do away with it, clean the edges of the skull and take out any infected bone around the edge, then they will clean out the pocket on the side of her head and close her skin up without any bone on top.

She'll be that way for a while and then they will put a plastic piece in to complete her skull after they have the infection under control.

I know, I freaked out too! The best part is that they will send her home in between times, without a skull piece on top to protect her brain. Lord help us!

She will also have to have six weeks of iv antibiotics to kill the staph in her skull. I'm learning so much in the medical field that I'm beginning to wonder if I will be a nurse at some point in my life! Not that I really have a desire to do so, I just believe that everything we go through is training for a future date.

Needless to say, we can use all the prayers we can get. Thanks to all!


Lori Bieber said...

Christy, As a mother we are always nurses. Sometimes we are more of a nurse than we ever thought we would be. With my father in law with his brain cancer and a mother with heart problems sometimes I think I know as much as the doctors. My daughter (Christi) is a junior at the University of South Florida and she has several friends there praying for your Danni. Her best friend who is going to Concordia in Chicago has also added your Danni to the prayer list there also. There are lots of people who are praying for Danni. I know it is hard sometimes, but keep your chin up. God is there watching out for your whole family.
God Bless,
Lori Bieber

Anonymous said...

I am constantly praying for you every day and every night. You are so strong and I know you will make it through, look how far you've already come.

You a *wonderful* mother! Your constant faith in the Lord is such an inspiration to me. I pray for you too! Stay as strong as you have been:)