Dr. Wellons removedthe new VP shunt and placed an external ventriculostomy drain. Dr. Wellons said that he had a very difficult time removing the old subdural shunt. He believes that he removed about 90% of the shunt. Dr. Wellons is concerned about possible bleeding and plans to get a CT scan in the morning. Jack will stay on his IV antibiotics. If the infection does not clear easily, Dr. Wellons will plan to go back in and get the rest of the shunt.
Jack is being closed up by the residents and then he'll be in recovery for awhile as usual.
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