Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Back in Surgery

Jack's cerebrospinal fluid was infected. Dr. Wellons confirmed that both the shunt tap and the fluid sent from the OR grew bacteria. They just took Jack back. Dr. Wellons will remove both the old left-sided subdural shunt and the new VP shunt. He will place an external ventriculostomy drain. Jack will stay on his IV antibiotics. Once Dr. Wellons is satisfied that the infection has resolved (2 or more negative cultures), he will place a new VP shunt. Keep those prayers coming.

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