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A Busy Sunday

Posted May 28 2009 12:17am
Wow ! Hawke started vomiting once to twice a day last Wednesday; Sunday after Hawke's dedication we had a barbecue and played some shoes, Sunday night he threw-up on mom again! She called nuerosurge and they suggested we bring him in to ER. PersonallyIdid not want to go, maybe slightly in denial I was praying it was just teething or some unforeseen nasal drainage upsetting his tummy. Praise God for Mom's intuition. We arrived at 1200 midnight on Sunday night and after about 3am Cat-scan and X ray's the shunt appeared to be OK but there was no decrease in ventricular size from the previous catscan 30 days ago. We were admitted for observation. Neurosurgeon met with up Monday morning and determined surgery would be required - examine the shunt and insert a pressure monitoring "chip". Monday once they opened him up they saw a shunt failure (90% of shunts fail). The shunt detached at one of the 3 attachment points. He repaired the shunt! Out of surgery early afternoon. Crazy how quick and fast everything happened. Hawke is eating again and on IV's and meds for pain. He is holding his feedings down and is eating with his full appetite. I'll post more later - Standing on His strength! I'll post a bunch of pics from all the events when we get home, which is to be determined.
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