Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Admitted to the Hospital

Tuesday morning Caleb awoke with a headache. We checked him for fever (none) and gave him some Tylenol.  An hour later, we headed to PT. While bending over during one of his exercises, he said that his head still hurt.  I didn't have any medicine with me so figured I'd give it to him as soon as we got home. When we got home, he said his head still hurt. I gave him some hydrocodone with lunch.  An hour later, he said his head was still hurting just as bad, so I called the clinic. We got a call back right as dinner was finished cooking. When we told Dr. Leger what was going on, she sent us back to the ER for a CT scan.  We finally got the scan done and were told that Caleb has apparently developed a cyst near the tumor that is blocking the ventricles in his brain. The cyst is causing hydrocephalus (water on the brain).

The ER docs consulted with oncology & neurosurgery & all agreed to admit him for treatment. The plan is to go ahead with the MRI to be able to determine the next step. It will more than likely involve surgery. We're just not sure when at this point.

Right now, Caleb has gone down for his MRI, so we're in the waiting phase now. When he gets back, he still can't have anything to eat or drink until we speak to the neurosurgeon because there is a chance they may do the surgery today.

I'll try to post again when we know more.

Thank you for continuing to pray for us through this time.


  1. Oh NO! Just when he was doing so good. I'm hoping and praying this isn't going to be too horrible for him or you. ((((((Angela)))))))

    Lots of love,


  2. We already pray for Caleb daily and are praying lots more with these new developments! We are praying for God's total healing and an amazing testimony for Caleb to tell others for the rest of his very long life. We serve a powerful God who is cabable of absolutely anything. I am also praying for comfort and peace and wisdom for you and your husband as you walk this road with your sweet boy.

  3. Best wishes - praying for Caleb and you all!