When I got home from work tonight, I examined Niklas and noticed that his fontanelle was more concave than yesterday. Just to be safe, I made a call to U of M neurosurgery and they said that this overdrainage was their intended result. If his shunt was on this low resistance setting and the fluid was not draining, then there would really be a major issue. Apparently, they fully expected to be doing an adjustment soon. I know that someday all of this will be behind us, but right now it feels never ending and that my kid is part of some crazy science experiment. This poor little man has been through more in his 4 months of life than my wife and I have in our entire lives. Tomorrow should be easy, as they will use the magnetic remote to adjust the resistance of his shunt.
In lighter news, Gabbie is now 11.5 lbs and we now must watch here caloric intake. She went from a starving little preemie fighting for her life, to a complete butter ball. Niklas is about 10 lbs and Lukas is around 8lbs. That's almost 30 lbs of baby when we started with less than 8! Just for the record, Greta was 28.5 lbs at 1 year of age and her nickname was kukulis (little meatball). It appears that Greta has successfully cloned herself.