It was quite a parade.
(And by that I mean she had seen exactly ONE, while she was in residency…)
“what do you think they are doing right this second?”
Sushi Mon, my absolute favorite sushi place and my absolute favorite roll.
I was hardly able to take a bite.
We went back to his empty room to wait.
His pressure had been unstable during surgery and they had had to give him a LOT of fluids.
They tried to take his temperature, but the thermometer wasn’t working.
3 thermometers later, they realized it was because he was too cold – 93 degrees cold –
They had had trouble regulating his temperature in the OR – so we switched him from his crib back to a warmer.
His neurosurgeon came in to let us know how it went.
She said there was a “kink” in the brain where the herniation passed through the first vertebrae and she saw the brain “poof out” when she removed the bone. She also removed part of the 2nd vertebrae and the bottom of the skull, but she was pretty sure the problem was the 1st vertebrae. She is hopeful that that was indeed the problem and now Calvin will begin to get well.
Now it’s just a wait and see.
The plan now is to keep him sedated and his pain under control for the next 24 hours.
At that point we will start a gradual weaning process to see how he does.