Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Surgery #8 Update

Today's surgery went well. They drained a lot of fluid and placed a new EVD (external shunt). The neurosurgeon, Dr. Stone, noticed a big difference as she was waking up from surgery and said she was much "brighter". While we were in the PACU, KK asked for a smoothie and mac and cheese...a sure sign she is feeling better!

KK's right side -- especially her arm -- grew progressively weaker throughout the day. Her right arm is still weak post-surgery and she hasn't been able to squeeze her hand yet.

The EVD seems to be working well. There is a strong "wave" (which never happened with the other EVDs) and her ICP (Intracranial Pressure) numbers are good.

I don't know what the next steps are...I hope to have that discussion with neurosurgery tomorrow.

4 comments:

Melissa Singley said...

Thinking about you constantly. Love, hugs and prayers!

Kelly Canney said...

Glad to hear her appetite came back. We are continuously praying Tanya!

Terri said...

I was praying that right side wouldn't be affected more - I know she's been working hard to regain strength. Praying for that, praising Him that the shunt is doing its job well, and praying for wisdom for the next steps.

Judy Bleau said...

Praying for you both, and all the doctors and hospital staff.