Today's Neurosurgeon Appointment

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Where do I begin?

The overall report was not the reassuring, good news we were hoping for.

Cayman's ventricle sizes are not where they typically are when they are stable. And to add to the bad news, the amount of fluid accumulating around her shunt is increasing. Those are not very reassuring signs.

HOWEVER, Cayman's temperament is more like her typical self. Also, her shunt manually pumps and refills properly. Plus her belly is free of any fluid pockets giving us more peace that the scar tissue in her abdomen is not preventing the drainage. All of that is very reassuring.

So what this all really means is that it does not for certain point to a problem being present, nor does it rule it out either.

So we continue to hang in the balance, where there is two possibilities and it's impossible to predict which direction the scale will eventually tip.

So while we continue the watch and pray at home, we will also return to the Neurosurgeon next week for another MRI to compare the ventricle sizes again.

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Michelle said...

Argh! There may simply be nothing worse than an inconclusive report! We'll pray for those ventricles to stabilize!

Tyler said...

I wish you would have got better answers today. Cayman sure does know how to keep you on your toes. I will continue to pray.

Diane, Tyler's mom

Diana Parker said...

Man. Wish you would have had something more firm, but will keep you in my prayers while you are waiting!

Sue said...

You would think that we would be great at the 'wait and see' approach....we have been there so many times too, but waiting....is the pits. Will be hoping that all continues to be stable!

Gabriella said...

May it resolve itself in the way that we are all praying for.

Joyce said...

I have been thinking about this all afternoon hoping you would tell us all was perfect. Instead you are stuck in what we lovingly refer to as the "medical mushland." Hopefully next weeks MRI will show the improvement they're looking for.

Tara said...

PRAYERS!!!!!!!

Poor baby girl! And mommy and daddy. I bet you guys are stressing. I hope everything gets way better and soon!

tiffany said...

Kristen and Mike my heart is aching for you. After all you've been through to now be just left hanging and waiting...I don't know how you're doing it. Hang in there and know that we are all thinking of you and praying for you!!

sherrilee said...

Grrrr! So sorry to hear this! We will keep praying for the little lady and for thing to even out so you can have conclusive results next week. Hang in there!

TeamMcDonough said...

Hope it all resolves it self soon. Sending prayers your way

TeamMcDonough said...

Hope it all resolves it self soon. Sending prayers your way

Shannon said...

That is so hard! I'll be praying things stabilize.

Tiffany said...

Waiting and seeing sure can be scary--especially given all you have been through recently. Praying for you guys and Cayman.

Carla said...

ah, the ol' wait & see approach. We have all seen enough of that. Praying for you guys to get something concrete that will give everyone direction. It is a good thing that everything is ok in the belly area:)