Thursday, June 11, 2009
June 11 - I am Heading Down to Duke
Well, I am about to head down to Duke with Pete because the surgery was scheduled for tomorrow. It sounds like we should be able to finally bring Shelby home as early as Monday. After talking to another neurosurgeon resident, Tiffany and I are feeling a whole lot better about everything in the short and long term. I understand it is very difficult to predict the long term effects of the brain damage, but the last neurosurgeon seemed confident that they should be minor. The shunt is something that we and Shelby will have to be cognizant of for the rest of her life, but really it isn't that big of a deal. We have to get it checked every couple of months for the first year, and then probably once a year from then on. Right now we are just praying for her to make it through this surgery safely, and move on from there.