Only a couple of weeks after being discharged, we were at our weekly appointment with the pediatrician when he noticed a squishy bulge behind Nathan's right ear, right where the new shunt passed. Dr. Cornish suspected that the shunt was again malfunctioning. So he made a call up to the neurosurgery department to confer and consult.
They recommended that we schedule an appointment for the following Wednesday when Dr. Riva-Cambrin would be in clinic, but to call and schedule an appointment with another neurosurgeon if we weren't going to be able to make it that long.
I don't know that it's possible to put into words the devastation and disappointment we felt at ANOTHER shunt failure. We had so much hope that this one was going to work. This one was SUPPOSED to work. All the other options available to us were bad, worse, worser, and worst.
And Nathan had been doing so well developmentally. Probably the best he'd ever done out of the hospital.
So what were we going to do now?
Welcome to our blog!
We've decided to start at the beginning and work our way forward. You'll have to check back often as we chronicle the last 2+ years.
Thank you to all those who comment. We appreciate knowing you enjoy our blog.
Also, we want to say thank you to all those who have recently started following our blog. We hope you find it informative and enjoyable.
We also realize that some of you may wish to contact us. So we have created a special email account for you to do that. Contact us at email@example.com.