Thursday, September 8, 2011

Here at Duke awaiting surgery

After a series of unexplained calamities that kept us from getting out of Asheville (we are not happy with our experience at the Mission ER), we were finally transported via ambulance to Duke Medical Center. We arrived around 1:30 a.m. and Shelby was assessed and monitored (she is stable but has some irregular heartbeat stuff going on) while the chief peds neurosurgeon did an emergency surgery on another two-year-old. Dr. Fuchs is napping now till the daytime OR folks show up at 6:30. They are going to try to work Shelby's shunt revision in wherever they can find a spot sometime this morning. Trip is napping with Shelby in her bed right now and I will try to nap as well as soon as I eat these crackers the nurse just brought me. We feel good about the care that Shelby is receiving now and am so glad we're finally at Duke. Will update when she comes out of surgery.

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