Monthly Archives: December 2008

Back home

Madison came back home today, about 24 hours after her surgery ended.  This time the recovery was pretty smooth sailing after the first few hours.  She seems in a great mood.

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Surgery done, recovery again

Madison went into surgery at around 1:30 today and got out around 4:30.  The doctor said he was kind of puzzled as to why the catheter had stopped working.  It worked when he tested it, but he may have dislodged … Continue reading

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Back to Children’s; more surgery

I’m really starting to wonder when this will end.  Madison has been in generally in a good mood, but we could tell she was not quite right.  So, Julie took her back today for a follow-up MRI.  The images reveal … Continue reading

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Back to normal

At around midnight last night, the nurse in ICU woke Julie to let her know that they needed Madison’s ICU bed for another patient.  A bed had been cleared in the regular recovery ward for Madison.  So, Julie packed up … Continue reading

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A really long night and day

Our last update ended late on Tuesday night with Madison  relatively comfortable in a crib in ICU.  The night went downhill from there.  She was never fully alert, but never tired enough to sleep.  By 1:30 am I was pretty … Continue reading

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Rocky recovery

It was not the anesthesia.   Madison awoke up from her nap, but remained very lethargic.  She started to get less and less responsive, so I asked a nurse to look her over.  She agreed there was cause for concern … Continue reading

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Another one in the books for Madison

Well, yet another surgery is behind her.  This time the doctor worked on the lateral ventricle on the left side.  She had a catheter placed on the left side back in January, but seemed to have stopped working.  At our … Continue reading

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