It just keeps getting crazier. And crazier.
If you read yesterday’s post (or saw my facebook status), you know that Luke was diagnosed with RSV. Like most things, there are varying degrees and fortunately ours is on the mild side for now. I am so praying this one away. It’s the last thing we need. Well, not the last, but it’s a close tie.
Before we got this fun diagnosis, we had a visit with our neurosurgeon last Monday. All in all, a pretty good visit. Dr. George has scheduled the next surgery for April 20 or 21 – still waiting on confirmation from his scheduler. This one is for his tethered spinal cord. In layman’s terms, the cord that’s connected between the base of his spine and the top of his tailbone is too tight, so Dr. G is going to release that tension by clipping it. It’s a fairly straightforward surgery, but it’s still surgery…on his spine. And that makes me a wee bit nervous. Fortunately, he wants to wait three months so Luke can gain some more weight and be in top shape. Cool beans.
The not-so-cool beans is that Luke may be in store for yet another surgery, this time to the brain. Well, to be precise, the bone that covers his brain. Luke’s protective derma stopped forming and he has a small hole on his head. We’re hopeful – as is Dr. G – that it will close on its own and he won’t have to do surgery. If it doesn’t, then we’ll go back in for surgery sometime between ages 2 and 3. It’s a ways off. Plenty of time to pray that one closed, right?
The spine surgery will likely keep us residents at Dell for 3-5 days. Knowing Luke, I’m going with 5.
I have some thoughts to share about the Dominican Sisters appearance on Oprah today. (Weren’t they awesome, by the way?) But, the eyes are tired, Luke is screaming, the kitchen is a wreck and lunches still need to be made. Maybe you’ll get TWO posts tomorrow…thoughts and the top ten. We shall see.