Monday, September 5, 2011
No more neurosurgeons, please.
I got to hold our little boy again tonight. :-) When I held him, his incision started to leak cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) again. He had coughed during the transition, and that seems to trigger it. The neurosurgeon came and put some more dermabond (glue) on the incision. If this doesn't work, they will likely put in something called a lumbar drain. The lumbar drain, as I understand it, is a temporary catheter in his spine that will relieve some of the pressure of the CSF and allow the skin at the incision site to heal.
We can't get back to Presbyterian for his heart surgery until this resolves. Please pray for a complete healing for his incision. The poor little guy has already had so much dermabond. In fact, his ear even ended up glued to itself at some point.
I would really love to not need to see the neurosurgeons anymore. Jude agrees.
Thanks for praying. I am going to go hold our sweet baby now. :-)