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7 Mar 2011

As of yesterday morning, we are home from the hospital!  The surgery went well and we noticed an immediate difference in the fullness of his soft spot after the surgery, so it is clear that the fluid is already draining.  Lukas had some nausea and vomiting for the first twelve hours or so after the surgery, but they gave him some anti-nausea meds and they helped a lot.  His pain doesn’t seem to be too bad.  He has only needed tylenol intermittently for the pain, even though they were prepared to give him morphine, if necessary.  We were really lucky that he didn’t have a roommate until just a few hours before we were discharged.  This meant that both Andrei and I got to spend the night at the hospital with him, though none of us got much sleep.  With the constant beeping of monitors and checking of vital signs by nurses and doctors, it’s amazing anyone gets enough rest in the hospital to actually recover!  Not mention how wonderfully comfortable those hospital “beds” are.  At any rate, we are very happy to be home and to see him recovering so well.  The doctors say that he’ll probably not have much pain at all after the first week and should be able to go back to his physical therapy.  It will be very interesting to see if we notice any positive changes in him now that he has less pressure on his brain.  We really appreciate all of the support and encouragement.  It has been a challenging couple of days, but it has gone as smoothly as possible.

Sleepy Mom and Baby

Recovering with Elmo

6 Responses to Home!



March 7th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

He is my hero!


Monica Henderson-Salomon

March 8th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Very Happy that you guys are home! :) Give the little guy a hug and kiss from us! :)


Bonnie Bush Welch

March 9th, 2011 at 11:42 am

I’m so glad things went well! He’s such a beautiful baby that I’d want to be kissing him every minute!


aunt bean

March 10th, 2011 at 5:26 am

Hi guys,
Still following your progress and in your corner all the way. If there is anything I can do ever please let me know. Love ya. Aunt bean


Karissa Shepherd

March 15th, 2011 at 12:53 am

First of all, let me just say that Goodness me, Lukas is one HANDSOME little dude! He is just divine!! (No doubt you already know that :) ) He has certainly had a tough run so far, but as I like to say.. Slow and steady wins the race :) Looking forward to keeping up with Lukas’ progress!


G. P. Skratz

May 17th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Hey Guys:

Been a WHILE, hasn’t it? Big Birthday comin’ up: wanna see pics!


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