Saturday, September 29, 2012
Krissy is holding her own
Now that the lumbar drain is in place, they are draining fluid off once every hour. It has relieved the pressure in Krissy's head, but she still has a little bit of a headache that can be controlled with pain meds. They will keep draining the fluid every hour until she has surgery on Wednesday to put the shunt in place. Please pray that there will be no infection in the lumbar drain up until surgery time and that the surgery will be a success. The chance of infection when they put the shunt in is 5%. The chance of failure of the shunt is 20-25%.