In Surgery

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cayman was taken to surgery at 12:40 p.m. (E.S.T.).

Dr. Maher, Cayman's regular Neurosurgeon, is not performing the surgery for reasons that I stated in the below post. We met and talked with the new surgeon.

We also met with the General Surgeon, who is over the belly part of the operation for the placement of the distal end of the shunt. A VP shunt is the goal. He will first look into Cayman's abdomen with a scope inserted through her belly button. Hopefully he will find a clear passage around the scar tissue to place the shunt. Oh man are we praying hard for that!

If her abdomen does not look obtainable for a shunt then they will scan the surrounding vessels of her heart and find one to place it there.

It's been an emotional morning.

Prayerful.

Watching.

And waiting.

Thank you for being with us through this time!

14 Showin' Comment Love:

sherrilee said...

praying!!!
Praying for a successful VP.

Angela said...

You guys are in my prayers! <3

Debbie said...

Praying for a successful surgery!

Lindsey Alexander said...

PRAYING!!!!

-Lindsey

Shauna said...

Praying on our knees for Cayman!!

Jennifer said...

Praying they are able to place a VP!

Kim said...

I am continuing to prayer for wisdom and guidance for the doctors and for you guys. Also praying for comfort and a quick recovery for Cayman.

Beth said...

Praying, praying, praying!!!!!

Gretchen said...

Praying!!!

Aaron and Lindsay said...

We are praying for her!

Lisa said...

I imagine that the surgery is complete by now....I have been thinking of Cayman all along :) I hope everything went well! Thank you for all these updates!

Bless you all!

Linda said...

I found your blog by "accident"! I was so touched by your story and recent turn of events! You have prayers coming to you from Amherst, OH! Your little sweetie is probably in surgery as we speak..God bless you and your whole family as you continue on this journey! Also, I had a neighbor with a brain shunt who had an amazing doctor at the Cleveland Clinic. If you ever need it, I would be happy to get his name for you..thinking and praying for your daughter.

Tiffany said...

Haven't stopped praying for you all.

Sarah said...

That is the worst feeling handing over your child to them, thinking of you all xx