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!

14 comments:

Grandma Labrum said...

Mothers just know those things. The Lord blesses Moms with what some people call intuition, but others call inspiration. Knowledging where that blessing comes from allows is to receive it more often. Tyler is lucky to have a mom who notices things. It is okay and totally understandable to not see things at the exact second it all happens, so don't be too hard on yourself for not realizing it all a few minutes or a day sooner. You did what you knew you had to do at the time that was right. Tyler will be up and watching Barney again soon, and you will take a big breath and chalk another one up to experience, making the next time a little bit easier.(Yes, there most likely will be a next time) Our prayers are with you.

Aunt Nicky said...

Nancy, you were inspired. You knew it was his shunt! Like mom posted, Tyler is lucky to have a mom who notices these things. Don't be hard on yourself. I was worried about Tyler all night! I was so glad to get that phone call from dad saying that the surgery was over and he is fine. You and Dallas did what you knew needed to be done and that was take him to the hospital. Good thing they treat shunt problems like PCMC, I'm shocked that PCMC was like that though. I will be thinking of Tyler all day and I will say a special prayer for him. I love you guys. Tell Tyler aunt Nicky loves him! If I could I would jump on the next plane down there. I am praying for you!

EmandZachsmom said...

We are praying for you! I am sorry this is something you have to deal with again.

Alesha said...

I'm glad he's out of surgery and doing well. It's "mom's instinct" you just know when something isn't right with your kid. You were good to act so quickly and I'm glad they were able to help you so fast. Hope you guys get to relax now. :)

Leeann said...

I'm sorry he had to have that unexpected surgery. I hope that he does well and you are all home again, soon!

sunnysavanna said...

I'm so glad they got it taken care of, but sorry you all had to go through another surgery. I hope he heals quickly. Will he always have to have a shunt?

~AnnaMarie~ said...

Wow. I am so glad they found out what was wrong and now he is healing up. Please keep me posted on how he is doing.

Andrea, Mrs. said...

Of course I will pray for you.

The Barton's said...

I am so sorry about all that you and Ty have gone through! I have been thinking and praying for you! Much love
Katie

Tammy said...

Glad that you figured out what was wrong. Good luck and I am sure Ty will bounce back rather quickly now that he will be feeling better.

Posh Totty said...

I am sorry you are all having to go through this and I am thinking of you all especially Ty Xxx

Chantel said...

I wish I had just sent him the flu. Poor kid!! We wish him a speedy recovery and some sleep for his parents. I know we are far away, but if there is anything you need let us know.

Jen said...

You all are in my prayers and I'm glad Ty's home and doing well! You are the best mom ever!

Wendy said...

Many prayers Nancy.