Sunday, February 20, 2011

2 Days Vomiting = Trip to ER

As I mentioned in the last post, Caleb was vomiting yesterday. Couldn't keep breakfast or lunch down & didn't attempt dinner at all. This morning, he woke up & said he wasn't really feeling very nauseous so we went ahead & fed him breakfast. Within 30 minutes, it came back up. So a call to clinic was in order. They told us to take him to the ER so we could have a CT scan done. They thought that maybe his VP shunt was blocked somewhere along the line.

While waiting for the CT & x-ray results, they accessed his port & hooked him up to some fluids to keep him from dehydrating since he hadn't had much to eat or drink in 2 days that he kept down. He was hungry, but they wouldn't let us feed him until we knew what we were dealing with and the neurosurgeon gave the okay.

The CT scan & x-rays showed the line looked great. CT also showed that the ventricles were much smaller than in January, which means the shunt is doing it's job. They also noticed some fluid in the cyst that they wanted to see if they could drain.  They managed to drain 12 mL of fluid from the cyst with no problem. Within minutes, Caleb said his head was feeling better.  So, the last test before release was to see if he could keep some food down, & they let us feed him. He kept down all the snacks we fed him as well as the 8 oz of drink & we got released!!

He's also lost another 5 lbs!!! He's down to 60 lbs from 68!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there to Caleb's Mom and Dad,

    It's Natasha's mom from the CCBD clinic. I just wanted to say that I am still praying that God will do exceedingly, abundantly above all that you can ask or think in Caleb's life! Pray and Fight Hard!!!