Friday, May 13, 2011
Still having breathing problems
Its been 2 days since Averys surgery and she is still having periodic breathing. The doctors were hoping that placing the shunt would take care of the breathing problem. They said that if it was the hydrocephalus causing the periodic breathing then it would be better by now. The only other possibility would be the chiari. Doctors won't operate unless they absolutely have too on the chiari because of how intense the surgery is on such a small child. I asked what this meant for Avery coming home. He said that worst case senerio would be she comes home with oxygen. The only thing we can do now is pray. Pray that Avery' s breathing will improve and she will not longer need the extra oxygen.