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Thursday, December 29, 2011

What a long day!

Hi all, I just wanted to give a quick update.   Caleb had the shunt series and catscan this morning and all looked normal but the doctors were concerned about Caleb's symptoms and how they were similar when the last shunt failed, so they ordered another type of shunt series.  This one is a bit more invasive (and there is another risk of infection as you are entering into the spinal fluid) as they tap (put a needle in the head and drain some of the spinal fluid out of the shunt) shunt.  Then after they check the pressure and take samples for cultures they injected dye into the shunt and watch with an x-ray to check the flow of the shunt and all looked great!  The only test pending is the cultures (to see if an infection is starting from the surgery), from the spinal fluid.  That will be a couple days until we know.  So, we still aren't sure what caused the wretching episodes and the lack of appetite.  Hoping it's just a virus.  I was told to watch him closely and if things get bad again to take him to the ER at Children's.  Today was a very emotional day for us.  Now I just want to relax and cuddle with my kiddos and wait for my hubby to get home. Thank you all for the prayers!  I will keep you updated on Caleb and pray that there are no infections from the shunt being tapped.  I am seriously thinking we need to find some contest to enter for a vacation-we need one, desperately.  A lot of stress lately!

Thanks again for checking in and all the support and prayers!

I will keep you all updated!

God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb and Camryn!!


Crystal M. said...

So sorry you all have to deal with all this, my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Jenni said...

It is true that there will be shock, depression and potentially anger that comes with any diagnosis of cancer but it is important to remember that certain cancers are not as dire in the grand scheme of things. However, when there is a life altering diagnosis made, it is always best to weigh the options and determine what course of treatment will provide you personally the best quality of life.