Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday, back to the Operating Room

Erin's brain is still experiencing swelling. The doctors don't think it is up from yesterday, but it is still cause for concern. They are performing a ventricolostomy shunt. This is a drain placed in her skull to relieve the blood from the ventricle in her brain. Normally we have fluid in a healthy brain, Erin had blood as well as fluid. By draining the blood it will allow the brain more room for the swelling. Erin will in turn need to recover from this operation over the next 36 hours or so.
I may not have all of the facts straight, but I'm only playing a doctor on a blog. Please forgive any medical misinformation in this post.



4 comments:

  1. Dustyn... We are praying for Erin over in Texas... She is such a strong woman!!

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  2. Praying for Erin and all of you!!!

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  3. We are all praying for our girl Erin!!!! She is tough, and will get thru this. Hang in there!!!!

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  4. Hey Dustyn! Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of and praying for YOU and Erin each and every day!! Take care!

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