Hospital Stay Number...ah...I've Lost Count

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It would seem that trips to the emergency room have become sort of a routine for our sweet little Cayman.

She was admitted into the hospital yesterday evening. Cayman got sick at home and we left immediately for Ann Arbor's E.R. We traveled just an hour and her condition began to worsen. A call to 911 quickly brought an ambulance to us by the side of the road. Lights and sirens promptly transported us the rest of the way to the U of M hospital.

She continues to vomit, sleep continuously, as well as a small amount of fluid has accumulated around the shunt. These are all objective symptoms that this could be a shunt malfunction. HOWEVER, the CT scan shows her ventricles only slightly larger. So slightly that some do not even read it as any enlargement.

SO...

It might not be a shunt malfunction.

Maybe?

Blood work, urine testing, etc. are being done trying to find or rule out the possibility of any infections. But there is no fever present. So that does not quite fit either.

She is just very, very sick but we can't figure out why.

So frustrating.

7 Showin' Comment Love:

Shannon said...

I'm so sorry! Sweet girl needs a break! We'll be praying for you all.

Lisa said...

Oh dear, poor Cayman. We'll all be thinking of you and sending sweet thoughts your way....

dswillis said...

I do hope Cayman is feeling better soon...............

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. :( I pray they find an answer soon, and are able to fix whatever is wrong, quickly.

Zoe said...

In our prayers!

Gretchen said...

So sorry to hear this news, praying for her to feel better soon!

Sara said...

I'll be praying, Although when Kadyn's shunt isn't working it will show slight to no enlargement also, :( Poor little Cayman.