Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday's Update

Dad continues to run a temp today, but I believe it has not been as high as last evening. He continues to remain extremely sleepy and not very responsive. He also had more episodes with his heart again last night.

The infectious disease doctor said that nothing is growing yet on the cultures done from Wednesday. But he also said that this doesn't mean we are out of the woods yet. Blood was drawn again today to start more cultures. He is concerned about Dad's confusion and plans to study his blood work today.

The neurosurgeon came in and told Mom that a CT Scan of the brain is scheduled for today. He feels that in looking over past scans that there is too much fluid on the brain. He plans to show Mom the films on Monday and discuss the possibility of putting in a shunt. He is thinking that Dad is just going to get sleepier and less responsive unless there is a shunt placement done. There is a high risk of another stroke if this procedure is done. Please pray for wisdom in this situation.

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