August 27, 2008
Radiation and Chemotherepy aren't even an option at this point, for some reason God is keeping her from that part of her treatment. That's the good news...kindof...at least we have a definite answer to those questions.
Today when we went to the first doctor he said that we needed to get the incision (belly) taken care of right away and he sent us immediately to a surgeon across town at another hospital. When that doctor saw the incision he called the first doctor and they admitted her at once.
The bad news is that the incision in her belly that is leaking means that the outside germs have made thier way inside and the incision will need to be revised that is in her abdomen. There's more bad news...
The shunt may have to be replaced as well. They are concerned that the infection is in the shunt too. They will reroute the shunt tube out of her abdomen to the outside for time being. I'm not sure when this will take place, probably not today but as soon as possible.
This is quite a blow as we were not expecting this to happen, however, we had left things in God's hands so we will accept what we've been given.
Danni's first words after the first doctor left the room were, "I have to have surgery? Today? Well, we'll just have to trust God." Remarkable. Then she asked me what day it was and she was dissapointed to find out that it wasn't Monday because Monday is macaroni and cheese day at the hospital. She cracks me up!
Anyways, doctor number two sent us back across town to the main hospital and we were admitted after a quick stop for something to eat. (for mom) We didn't know whether or not she should eat or when I would get a chance to eat so that was what we did.
She is currently in a room awaiting an IV, various blood tests and 2 quarts of yucky stuff to drink for a CAT scan. They want to do a thourough check of her belly to make sure that there aren't other things going on, whatever that means. Here we go again, but God is with us, we will NOT be afraid!!!!!
As always, I will update the blog as we have info. Thanks for all the prayers, they are keeping us afloat!!
August 27, 2008