Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Surgery X 2

Matt again underwent major surgery yesterday to place a shunt in his head. He spent one more night in the ICU at St. Joseph's hospital and tonight after 6 days in ICU we are home. He is doing remarkably well for having 2 major surgeries within a 3 day period. I feel very blessed to still have him. Now the trick is to watch for and try to avoid any infection. If this shunt gets infected they have to remove it and put in another one. There is no way to kill an infection once it has reached the plastic tubing on the shunt. Although I am relieved to be home I seem to be more emotional now than when we were in the hospital. It is a big job taking care of someone you love. It is so hard to watch him suffer. It is hard to think about the future for various reasons and so we are going to take it one day at a time and record all of the memories that we can.

1 comment:

Steve Julian said...

I am not sure I would have strength to endure such pressure, wonder, sadness, but we adapt, we can be strong in spite of all we have to go through.
take care