January 17, 2007

Another Setback For Niklas

Today was another day working at home for me, since I don't want my germs anywhere near the babies. Greta and I were having our morning coffee when the home phone rang (which is broken so we can't answer it) and one of the doctors left a message on our machine..."Everything is fine, just give us a call". Well, everything wasn't fine. Niklas had another brain scan today and his ventricles actually increased 1cm in size since the last scan. Apparently this is enough to require intervention, so they are going to draw spinal fluid from his lower back in hopes that the levels in his ventricles recede. This will be repeated tomorrow and Friday, followed by another scan. If this treatment is unsucessful, the next step is a temporary reservoir that will drain the fluid from the "soft spot" in his head. If that is unsuccessful, then a shunt could be required. I don't really want to start thinking about all of the "what ifs", but its hard not to since all of this is so unknown. So, we need to rally up the prayer support again for better results on Friday.

7 comments:

Julie Miller said...

I just wanted to send a message letting you know I love all five of you!

Jennifer said...

J and G Money:

I am sending you positive JuJu from NY right now. I will be home tonight, so gigi, I will come over tomorrow.

Hang in there.

Love-
Jenny

Andy Grush said...

My prayers are with you.
My familiy passes on all of their good thoughts and prayers as well.

Ginny & Ernie Grush said...

We're thinking of you and continuing the prayers. Ginny and Ernie Grush

Carrie Socia said...

Greta & Jason,
Thinking about all of you & saying my prayers for your family.
Big Hugs to everyone!
Carrie

Anonymous said...

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Love Sarah

Anonymous said...

I wait for the day I can meet you all, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Adam's Mom