Out of Surgery

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cayman's surgery went well.

She's back in her hospital room. She drank 4 ounces already and is now working on dozing off.

And I'm happy to announce that she has been officially promoted to the VP shunt club.

The doctor also put in a fixed shunt valve (1.5) instead of a programmable one.

Yippee!

The Pediatric Surgeon went into her abdomen through her belly button with a scope to check out the amount of scar tissue. He was able to break down the existing adhesions and create (in his exact words) "a wide open space".

Now let's pray that it works perfectly!

Oh and the surgery was just early enough that Cayman's regular Neurosurgeon was able to do his part of the operation before he had to leave for the afternoon. We adore his dedication.

Love,

Kristen

29 Showin' Comment Love:

Sara said...

Thank goodness! I pray for a quick recovery and that you guys can go home!

Michelle said...

Yay!! Welcome to VPLand! That will be so much better for her in the long run and I'm so happy that they were able to give it a go.

Krissy said...

I am so happy to read this!!! Big happy hugs to you guys!

Debbie said...

Great new...Praise God! Now on to healing!

sherrilee said...

What a relief! ---and a "wide open space" sounds promising!

Praying for a quick recovery so you all can get back to your lovely home!

Gabriella said...

Oh, I'm so happy you are happy with the results. May Cayman continue to recover and may all go beautifully well for your return home!

Tyler said...

I'm happy to hear the surgery went well and that your regular neurosurgeon was able to perform the surgery. I hope that put you at a little more ease, at least a little. I am praying for a quick recovery. What kind of shunt did she have before?

Diane, Tyler's mom

The Soldatke family said...

I'm so glad everything went so well! We've been praying! And glad your neurosurgeon was there too!

I hope this nice wide open space will be an awesome place for the shunt to drain...and it would be nice to not have to worry about it being in her heart vessels. Yippee for good news!

Tara said...

Praise God!!!!!!! We prayed so very hard that Cayman could get a VP shunt. Praying for a fast recovery!!!

Carla said...

welcome to the VP club! So glad to hear about the successful surgery:)

Heather B said...

So glad things went well. Prayin' that it continues to go that way:)

Diana Parker said...

Yea!!!

Kassy said...

Great news! Hopefully the healing process goes well! We'll keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!

TeamMcDonough said...

What wonderful news...God is Good!

KajnBlonde said...

YEAH!!!! I have been thinking about Cayman all day and couldn't get to a computer to see what was going on... I was so happy to see how well she did!!!

Hopefully she will recover quickly so you guys can go home soon!!!

Mary

Lisa said...

Welcome to the VP club Cayman!

Love,
Elisabeth

Karen said...

What fantastic news! God is so good.
I stumbled on to your blog over the weekend and I am riveted! Your faith is so inspiring! I am a Christian woman with a 6 year old with developmental delay and epilepsy. He also has 2 typical brothers (3 and 18 months). You have inspired me just by reading your blog. Your attitude is remarkable. God knew what he was doing when he gave his precious Cayman to you. Thank you so much for your uplifting posts!

Sue said...

Sounds great....so glad your regular doc was able to do his part....it feels so much better to be able to 'send them off' with the familiar doc....believe me, I can relate....we had so much faith and trust in our doc doing the first 4 surgeries....we always knew that he would take good care of her...we didn't have the same feeling for the last 2 surgeries...and that wasn't a great feeling at all. Prayers going out your way!

Jennifer said...

Great news all around! Hope Cayman is home soon!

Mary said...

Woo Hoo. Doesn't sound like you could have gotten any better news. Hope the recovery is speedy and you get to head home soon.

*Monica said...

Excellent news! I love it!

Kim said...

I'm so glad it went well! Cayman will continue to be in my prayers. You are all so strong!

Kristen said...

Diane,

Cayman had a VA shunt, where the distal end was in a blood vessel surrounding her heart.

The James Family said...

God is so good!! Can't praise him enough!! Love you guys!

Sarah said...

So glad all has gone well so far post op. xx

Pallavi said...

Great News. Hoping Cayman recovers soon.. Take care

Colette said...

So thrilled all went well! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!

The Vigue Family said...

So glad her surgery went well. Hoping for an even better day for you all.

bonnie said...

yay!!!!! Goodie goodie gum drops! hahahahahaha:)))