On Wednesday, the CSF which was tested was positive...not for the staph, but for some other unrecognized bacteria. This, of course puts back the replacing of the shunt...until this is dealt with. They are also going to be doing some testing, I believe, to make sure that the sample was not somehow contaminated. There is a possibility that this is related to the external drain which has been in now over two weeks. This afternoon at 3:30, they are going to replace the drain, and while she is under for that, they are also going to put in a G-tube. She has sucked a little, and has done ok taking milk from a dropper...but is a long way from being able to get the nutrition that she needs on her own. The G tube will allow her to get all of the nutrition that she needs...she will still be able to eat on her own as she relearns how and is able.
We would appreciate your prayers for Victoria as she goes into surgery this afternoon.
Psalm 145:9 "The LORD is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works."