January 31, 2007

Post Surgery Update

I was on my way to work a little early today and before I even got there Greta called and told me that surgery for Niklas was scheduled for 10:00 a.m. I got to the U of M NICU at 9:00 and held Niklas for about an hour before his surgery. As soon as I picked him up he smiled at me as if to tell me that everything was going to be O.K. The surgery went great and he now has a tiny little reservoir underneath the skin of his scalp from which cerebral fluid can be drained. Over the next few weeks, this flow problem may resolve on its own. If it does not, they will install a permanent device. After the surgery Niklas looked better than he ever has, really! He was very alert, totally content and looked fantastic. If all goes well, the band could be reunited as soon as Friday. In other good news, Lukas is going to attempt to breast feed tomorrow and they are considering co-bedding him with Gabbie in the open air crib. It was an exhausting day today, especially for Greta who spent time in 2 different NICUs, but we both feel a sense of relief.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just read the whole thing to my mom on the phone. These are times when she really wishes she had the internet. I'm just so happy that all went so well today! A big sigh of relief...AAAHHHH! Lisa Davis

Carrie Socia said...

Your news made my day! Thanks for the update. I love your positive attitude... those babies are just beautiful & it's wonderful to see the energy you are giving them... it's what parenthood is all about! Glad that Niklas is doing well & that all of them are making great progress. A big bear hug to all of you!

Carrie

Anonymous said...

I couldn't be prouder of my son and Greta. Raising triplets will be a breeze after this....well sort of! Thanks to everyone for their prayers; it's what keeps us going. Granny

Ellen Johnson said...

Greta, I am a mom of triplets too. They are now 1 yrs old. We had a very rough start at the U of M. We almost lost our little Alicia a few times over the Christmas holidays last year. They are all doing really well now. I can really relate to what you are going through. I was in the NICU last evening but didn't know your little guy was there. I will try to stop by tonight. I will have my 3 with me as I have some nursing education called the Blitz to finish. I will be up on the unit between 7 and 7:30pm. I hope to be able to see you. I know this is last minute but with triplets time is always running away. Ellen Johnson e-mail eajohnso@umich.edu

Hanselman Family said...

Very happy to hear they are all doing so great!
PRAISE THE LORD!

Anonymous said...

Jason and Greta - you guys are amazing. I can't even imagine how difficult this must be so I'm really really happy that you were able to get good news yesterday. Keep the good news coming and give them all a big hug from me.

Love Aunt Nancy

Liza and Rocky said...

so happy to hear about good surgery.
its wonderful that Nikalas looks healthy and happy.

strong babies you have!!!

greta and jason you are amazing parents.

Andy Grush said...

Great news!
You are both doing a great job.

Amy Fawn said...

Thank God for these little miracles! I am so pleased to hear that Niklas is doing so well...that all 3 are doing so well. And that both of these amazing parents are doing so well!! Woo-hoo Myers Family!! Much love to all of you!

Anonymous said...

I check the website three times a day looking for updates. Such a great surprise to see such adorable pictures and to hear that they are all back in the same hospital. Each one of my kids prays for one of your babies by name and I pray for you, the parents. It has to be exhausting but ever so rewarding! You truly have a beautiful family!