Monthly Archives: July 2010

Baby Beluga echoes from the home halls once again.

Madison came home yesterday around 4pm.  It was quite a stretch this time.  She went into the hospital last Tuesday and just got out this Monday.  And in that week, she had two more surgeries.  Hopefully, we’re at another stable … Continue reading

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Another one done

Number 18 is in the books.  After waiting most of the day, Madison made it in for surgery at around 7pm Saturday night.  She actually started to look much better as the day progressed, and we had some second thoughts … Continue reading

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#18 Later Today (third in just over a week)

So, Madison is still not getting better.  She has occasional periods of happy moods, but the rest of the time she spends sleeping or dry heaving.  Her surgeon came by this morning and feels pretty certain there is another shunt … Continue reading

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Still not home

Madison didn’t get out of the hospital today.  She started the day OK, after a good night’s sleep.  When she woke she drank a ton of milk, but still didn’t want solid foods.  She also seemed a bit wobbly, which … Continue reading

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The Fourth Catheter and Surgery #17

Here’s the update on Madison.  The next day (Wednesday), Madison started getting more and more uncomfortable.  At 1pm, she started having these very unpleasant fits where she’d writhe, scream and bite anything she could sink her teeth into (people, stuffed … Continue reading

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Madison’s #16 and more hospital time

So, here is the latest on Madison.  She had to have surgery last week (#16) for another shunt revision.  One of the ventricles in her brain with a catheter in it appeared not to be draining as well as it … Continue reading

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