Sunday, November 8, 2009

Out of Surgery

CJ is out of surgery and in recovery.  She did fine and the shunt is in.  Dr. Tye said the pressure was far more than he expected considering how functional she was.  Just like when we realized how large the original tumor was. He expects us to go home tomorrow sometime.

The shunt comes out of the brain, runs under the skin down her chest, and drains into her stomach.  She'll have a bulge on her head where the valve is.  I tried to talk to her about what Dr. Tye was going to do.  I think she at least had a pretty good grasp of the fact that the thing going in her head is going to make her head feel better.

Now to get her home and make plans for the next month or so.

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