Thursday, January 22, 2009

Surgery is a go for tomorrow

Lily had another ultrasound this morning and saw Dr. Dilustro. She is bigger today than when he saw her this past Monday. I can see the head circumference increase so I am not surprised. He is going to do another Endoscopic Fenestration. He said that this time he may go in through a different route. He may drill another hole or two elsewhere in her skull and see if he is able to get a better angle on the cyst. He did say that she is draining some on her own. He said that it has almost taken a month for her head circumference to increase in size. He may leave an internal catheter in case he needs to go and take off more fluid later. He said that if he decides to do this and the procedure works then he will go back in about a year and remove it. So, please pray for Lily and our family that this procedure is a success and that there are NO complications or future surgeries. She will be admitted to the hospital tomorrow after surgery and we are hopeful that her stay will be minimal. He said that if this time isn't successful then he will have to put a shunt in.

Her surgery is scheduled for 9:15 am and I have to get her to the hospital by 7:15 am. It is going to be a very long day and I'm not sure when I will have an opportunity to post. I will bring my laptop to the hospital but the last time I was not able to connect. I will post when I can.


Kristen said...

I'm sending a lot of love and prayers your way! I'll be thinking about you!

unkpoet said...

Hey Zoe,
I will be praying for steady hands and a successful result. God has plans for your little girl....she is causing quite a stir:-) love you....and BTW Tori Gr8 job on the painting!! Talk to you soon

Lisa said...

Good Luck tomorrow.. I will be thinking of you all!

Stephanie said...

Good luck tomorrow! I will keep y'all in my prayers!