Dr. Kumar came out to talk with us. He is extremely pleased with the procedure and the closure. He believes some of the absorbable mesh had become colonized with bacteria and could have contributed to the breakdown. The offending mesh has all been removed and the wound flushed and cleaned. He got at least half of the open space between the bone graft and muscle flap closed. He is hopeful that with new drains in and by temporarily turning the shunt off, Forrest's Ventricles will expand with CSF and his brain will blossom to close the remaining space. We will likely be here at least 7 to 10 days to make sure everything is stabilized and it is safe to return home.
Dr Kumar told us that he prayed for Forrest last night too and is thankful for all our prayer warriors.
I'm with Forrest now in ICU. He's offered his first thumbs up but indicates with his fingers that the pain is four out of five so a pain pump is on its way. Hopefully with some drugs on board, our Champ will get some well deserved rest.
With a grateful heart for the nurses and doctors watching over Forrest and for all your love, faith prayers, & positive energy.