They capped off his external tubes today to see how he would react and it was bad, instant headaches that have taken him out all day. All day of pain meds and non stop sleeping/waking up briefly and vomiting.
His surgery is now 9:30 AM with an MRI first.
They are taking his entire shunt out and putting in external tubes to drain from his head (now they come out of his belly). So, for seven days he won't have a shunt while they run more antibiotics in him because the infection did go up to his brain.
After a week he'll need to have another surgery to put back in a whole new shunt. After he recovers from that we can finally go home.
So, we're looking at another ten days or so from tomorrow.
In the mean time he is really out of it,just plain miserable. I don't have a camera on me so the only pictures I can get are with my phone. I'll try to add them as I can.
Here's one I took this morning..
See the tube coming out of his stomach? That tube is his external drain, it drains the cerebral spinal fluid from his ventricles into a bottle that hangs from and IV pole. Tomorrow morning he'll have one coming out of his head instead of his stomach.
Sorry it's not the greatest picture but right now it's all I have. :(
I'll try to keep this updated as often as I can,but please check Facebook cuz I will probably be updating that more often since I can do that with my phone.
Thank you everyone for the prayers.