Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Lots of Prayers.
I must ask an apology of the people I accused of sending us a bug, It was not them.
For those who don't know Ty was taken into surgery this evening to have a shunt revision. I can't tell you how thankful I am that we took him in when we did.
As you know from the previous postings that Ty had the "flu" well the "flu" got worse and he was very lethargic. He was just laying in our arms all morning. When ever we would move he would scream. We finally decided to take him in and made a call to the neurosurgeon to see where we should go.
We ended up just taking him to the nearest children's hospital and we were lucky enough that they think of shunt issues like primary children's. We were taken back after waiting for only a few minutes. I am sure.. OK I know ... that one lady was pretty pissed off but she was out in the waiting room calling her kid names. Tyler was much sicker than her.
We got back and got scans done. When they brought them in I knew it was really his shunt. We waited for another several hours because no on in the Arizona valley could find his most recent scans, and primary children's says he has never been a patient there ( reminding you all that he spent the first 3 months there.) and so therefore we had no comparison scans.
We were lucky enough to find a neurosurgeon that decided to go in and check it out. When he got in there he found that not only was it malfunctioning but it was broken in 2 different places. The catheter that goes into his ventricle was broken to the point of not being there any more and a piece off the valve was broken.
Ty has a new hairdo and a very sore head but he is out, safe and hopefully on the mend.
Please say a prayer for my sweet baby boy. I have felt so many emotions of failure, love, guilt, compassion, anger and just plain mean about this whole thing. I hate having the feelings of a preemie mom brought up all over again.
A special thanks to my sweet husband who was able to give us both blessings and calmed his crying wife and sweet baby to the point of relaxation for both. He is truly a blessing to both of us. He is such a great man.
Please pray for Ty and that he mends quickly and goes on to be his sweet happy, bubbly, Barney loving little boy!