April 27, 2012

Surgery update...

Hi all...

Gage is still in PICU. Things are not going as we had hoped. Gage is still having seizures and they are the seizures that this surgery was supposed to stop...the tonic seizures involving his right side (left part of the brain controls the right side and the left half is the half that was disconnected). The Dr.'s have not figured out why this is happening so they are currently treating the symptoms by adding more medication and trying to figure out the cause. He had an MRI late this morning so hopefully the results will help them figure this out.

So far Gage has not woken up entirely. He is on a ton of medications and it's keeping him very sedated. He has a ton of tubes and lines in so it's better to keep him calm for now. Once he leaves PICU they should be able to take out some of the tubes and hopefully then he will be able to safely wake up completely.

...what else...he has been running a fever on and off since last night...it's gotten pretty high a few times. He is also on supplemental oxygen because he is so sedated that it was affecting his O2 levels. His blood pressure has been a little chaotic at times as well.

Right now our baby boy is a bit of a mess and could use all the thoughts and prayers you can send. I am home for the night with Ellie but will update after I talk to Kris.

Love Love Love


Anonymous said...

Praying for Gage!! Big hugs!!