Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Things are moving fast here!
Wow....I cannot believe that Shelby and I have been at Duke for 4 hours and we have already met with people and have some answers. Like Trip said, Shelby will be having surgery Friday or Monday to put a brain shunt in her head to relieve the pressure. I am meeting with one of the two attending pediatric neurosurgeons tomorrow, Dr. Grant. Either he or Dr. Fuchs will be doing the surgery and apparently they are awesome. I hope so. Anyway, mom is here with me and we are going to have a tape recorder with us and a typed list of questions when he comes by. In the mean time, we'll be visiting with Shelby. They are pretty strict at Duke. I have to literally "scrub in" and wear a drape and gloves to hold her. But that is okay, because I feel like she is in good hands. I'll post more pictures later tonight. I was an emotional wreck when they left me in the waiting room while they did Shelby's "assessment", but after meeting with everyone, I feel much better. Its nice that we are moving forward. Now, back to the hospital for another feeding. Luckily, we're literally 5 minutes away.