Monday, August 20, 2007


In an absolutely ridiculous turn of events, Thomas had to have a third surgery in less than two weeks. He had swelling in his ventricles after the second surgery, and was increasingly miserable.

After a long wait today they went in and, as I understand it, poked a hole in one of the swollen parts to let it drain. If this works, he won't need a shunt placed.

Thomas did seem more comfortable by the time I left tonight; he finally got to eat after a long day of "NPO" in anticipation of anaesthesia, and he played a bit with his squishy ball (an
excellent birthday present from Tia Roxana), talked at Steve on Blue's Clues . . . we're hoping it lasts. Y'all keep your fingers crossed.

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At 8:44 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Frickin' A...


At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

goooodness. i wish i was there. im sorry im not.

i love you all very much.
Big Kisses and HUGS
aunt rhonda

At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Aunt Kaitlin said...

in response to mel: seriously.

love love love surround you,

At 6:56 AM, Blogger Lizard said...

Many prayers Sarah...maybe even a Protego charm...

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Jana said...

good GRIEF. praying.

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Dalene said...

S&S, thank you so much for keeping us informed so we know how to pray. Oh my! I cannot find the words to say but "HELP" for you and precious Thomas. My family and I are praying for you. Hugs - Dalene

At 11:20 AM, Anonymous - blogophobe - said...

we're friends of lizard's. just want you to know that people in California are praying for you and your family. may God bring his healing mercies.

At 6:19 PM, Blogger Steph R said...

That seriously sucks. I am praying for yall... much love!!

At 6:24 PM, Blogger Paula71 said...


I am praying for you and your mommy and daddy. I pray you can avoid the shunt and get better soon.

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Jess said...

We love you guys and are praying for, well, everything.

~jess and shawn


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