The Family

The Family
For Christmas 2010

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Readmitted to the Hospital

We made it up to see Dr. Riva-Cambrin the last Wednesday of February.  During the previous week, Nathan had actually done pretty well.  He was less cranky than the week before and he was vomiting less as well.  But part of that we attributed to changing his formula to one that was a little less harsh on his tummy.  On the other hand, his head had grown considerably and the soft spot on his head was bulging.

So the doctor requested a CT scan to get a better look at what was going on inside Nathan's head.  After reviewing the results, he decided to admit Nathan for a shunt revision the next day.  It was a bittersweet moment for us.  It was really, really disappointing to be back in the hospital after only 36 days.  But we had missed our friends at the hospital and it was going to be a relief to get Nathan's health back on track.

But to our dismay, Nathan was not readmitted to the NICU.  Apparently he didn't qualify to be in that unit any longer.  Instead he was admitted to the Neuro Trama Unit (NTU) for patients with brain and head injuries and problems.  It was strange being in a new unit with unfamiliar nurses.  But they were very nice and friendly, especially while we waited to find out about the plan for Nathan's shunt revision.

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