Monthly Archives: January 2008

Surgery update

Things went, but not as well as we would have hoped.  We handed Madison over to surgery at 12:30pm and didn’t get her back until 6:00pm  She was pretty disoriented and upset after such a long procedure.  The child in … Continue reading

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Surgery will be at 12:30

Madison is scheduled to go into surgery at 12:30 this afternoon (Wednesday).  I spoke briefly to the surgeon this morning and he is planning on moving the valve back towards the front so it is easier to hook up the … Continue reading

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Madison will have surgery on Wednesday

Madison had her MRI today, and the cause of her discomfort is definitely neurological.  The shunt that was placed last week is working, and the ventricle on the rear right is significantly smaller in size.  The area the brain that … Continue reading

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Back to the ER for Madison

We took Madison back to the Children’s ER last night (Sunday).  She was having difficulty eating, and eventually couldn’t hold down food.  This is one of the warning signs of increasing cranial pressure, so we decided another trip to the … Continue reading

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Madison comes home again and a general update

Madison was discharged from her fourth and last NICU this morning, and we are all at home again.  Feedings now take from 90 minutes to two hours need to be repeated every three hours.  Not much going on here but … Continue reading

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A birthday, of sorts

It’s amazing to think that if the triplets had gone to term, today (January 18th) would have been their due date.  We’ve certainly been through a lot over the last 11 weeks.   Noah gets his overnight oxygen test tonight, … Continue reading

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Madison’s surgery went well

The surgery went as well as we could have expected.  Madison has enlarged ventricles and cysts that run down both sides of her brain.  When our doctor reviewed the MRI, the challenge he faced was how to drain the collecting … Continue reading

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