Monday, January 24, 2011

Admitted Again, Sugery to Follow

 Well... we came to the hospital this morning for Caleb's MRI. He had an appointment at 10 am with the neurosurgeon.  The neurosurgeon reviewed the MRI & said that the cyst did appear to be getting smaller, but the ventricles were still getting larger. Caleb's been showing significant increase in drooling & right side weakness. He's having difficulty keeping his eyes open because of the pressure in his head. He is also having great trouble expressing himself. It's like he knows what to say, but can't get it to come out. The neurosurgeon advised that they should go ahead with the shunt placement.  So, we've been admitted again.  Caleb is not happy about having another surgery and neither are we, but we do what we must to help him.

So, surgery is scheduled for Tuesday morning. We're still not certain of the time but it should be during the morning hours.  We've been told that he should be released within 2 - 3 days after surgery if all goes well.

He's looking forward to going home and playing with his Zsu Zsu pets. He hasn't even asked to play with anything for a couple weeks so I'm excited about that.

We want to extend a HUGE thank-you to Beckie & Lisa for helping with Caden while we're here. And another HUGE thank-you to Nell for watching out for our pets.

Please keep praying for us. We've got a long road ahead of us still.


  1. Still praying for Caleb and your family.
    Bobbie Turner Warner and Haiden.

  2. I am praying for Caleb and your family!!!

    Phyllis, Clay and Cade Donaldson

  3. praying for Caleb and your family.

    Beth and Ted Current

  4. I pray for you all all the time! I will keep him in my thoughts in the morning!! Hugs and Love

    Nicole(chas's cousin)

  5. The cassidy family is praying and thinking of you guys