Monday, March 5, 2007

Daily Update - 5 March 2007

Masinja is set for surgery tomorrow. It will take place some time between 1000 and 1300 hours. I spoke to the surgeon on the phone tonight, and he said there's a 75% chance that Masinja will have an ostomy like his sister. The surgeon is hoping that he might be able to fix everything without having to do an ostomy, but we're prepared either way.

The doc wants to start feeding Masinja as soon as possible, so this will be a step forward to him getting stronger. She drained 30cc's of fluid from his brain drain, and it's the same color as it was, so that's not bad.

Madelinja's reservoir is going to have to be removed. It's projected for Wednesday, but that's not a definite yet. The neurosurgeon didn't like the gap that opened in the incision and said if we don't remove it, we'll risk infection. Infection is not good. He'll end up putting in another reservoir in a couple of weeks, so we'll let you know how it moves along. Otherwise, she's not doing too badly. She's having her moments, but not as many.

The doc drained 25cc's from her brain drain, and sent some to the lab for screening. The protein content has dropped from 1,600 to 700, so that's good. It's still tea colored, so she still has some work to do, but she is making some progress.

Lastly, the Twinjas both had eye exams and blood transfusions. We won't know the results of the eye exams until we get with the doc tomorrow, so hopefully we'll have some news regarding that. We do know they're scheduled for another eye exam in 2 weeks, so we'll see if they found anything.

Well, that's all for today.


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