Monday, February 14, 2011

Surgery Planned

Well, today Victoria's sodium made it up to normal...but she showed higher white blood count, so they started to look for another solution.  In order to rule out shunt infection, they tapped her shunt, and found that it is not working properly.  So, she is scheduled to have a shunt revision tomorrow at 5:00pm.  We would appreciate your prayers for her.  If they find infection in the spinal fluid, it will mean external draining until the infection clears and then putting in a new shunt...but we will not know that until tomorrow.    If it just has one part of it which is not working, they will replace the clogged or malfunctioning part, and it will then continue draining as usual.


  1. We will be praying for you all tomorrow!!!!!!

  2. Thank you so much for your faith-filled, informative posts. We're praying for you all and for those who are caring for Victoria. She is such a treasure
    as are you all!! We love you!!

  3. We are really praying for you all- We've been through the shunt revision surgery with Dorie. You will be in our prayers all day!