My little ones have gone home with their Mom, the twins are at the hospital with Mary and Jimmy, Krissy is with a friend's family, and Rod is on his way home from work. I have a little less than an hour to myself. Precious time, and I thought I'd talk with you. The CAT scan showed that the ventricles in Bub's brain are enlarged when compared to the CAT of 2009. They tried to tap the shunt and got no fluid, so the shunts will be replaced tonight. When I spoke to Mary at 6:00, they were ready to take him up to the OR. And so the waiting continues, as do the prayers. The last time they did a surgery for his shunt , the dr. nicked a blood vessel in his brain which caused a bleed into the brain. Resulting problems and infections caused his hospital stay to last 69 days. According to his doctor, he should come home sometime Sunday evening, providing nothing goes wrong. And therein lies the catch. We had planned a big Independence Day Picnic, which I have canceled. The cake has been canceled, and thankfully no food had been purchased yet. We do have about 20 two liters of pop and two cases of Capri Sun on the back deck, but that won't spoil or go to waste.
At 6:20 Mary sent me a picture of Bubbs labeled "all smiles and ready for surgery". He probably doesn't know that they will most likely shave his head. Right now he's mad because they won't let him have anything to eat or drink. I appreciate all your prayers.