Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Home After Surgery

100_0986Chalk up another surgery to Mason’s total.  Sunday evening we decided to take him in to check out the shunt.  You know it’s bad when the nurses on the neurology floor recognize your child and can call them by name when you arrive.  Sigh. 

Monday he was in surgery – the same tube in his brain was clogged.  100_0995Here he was checking himself out in a mirror before getting his hair cut for surgery.

100_1005Sleeping after surgery.

100_1006The incision is covered with this dressing for a week.  He had a rapid MRI this morning and all looks like it is working for now.

We are home and Mason is his usual cheerful self.  Mason goes to Myelo Clinic next week to see his entire retinue of specialists and we will get another MRI done to see how the shunt is working.  We’re praying this one lasts longer than a month – longer than a year would be wonderful. 

Either way we are grateful for skilled professionals who can take care of our sweet Mason’s medical needs and for loving family at home who hold down the fort and care for Mason’s older siblings while we’re at the hospital. 

I try to remind myself one thing each time this happens – none of this was a surprise to God.  While we may not know what is coming and how it will all turn out, He knows and is right there with Mason every step of the way.


  1. Oh, I was wondering if he was ok, after your last post.

    Sorry it was another shunt failure - but thank goodness you guys are right on top of it! I am so thankful he went through the surgery like an (experienced) trooper!

  2. He is such an amazing little guy! He just oozes happiness! Thanks for sharing your journey!

  3. SO glad he is safe and doing better. He is so resilient!

  4. Nurses that know you by name can be comforting too! An extensive group of people know and love Mason and you can count on them treating him with the best possible care. I'm grateful that he is recovering and wish you all the best.

  5. I've been praying for Mason and your whole family. Congratulations on your new little one!!!!

  6. Continuing to pray, Tristan. Thankful for happy, competent nurses that care for you all. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. You will never know how very much you helped me as I have been on the hospital with our little guy. Thank you for sharing your journey...you have made a huge impact on me! We have all been praying for you, along with Noah, and all the kids were waiting for an update. They will be happy to know that everyone is back home safe and sound! Love you!


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