Monday June 1, 2009
It is 9:00 am and although Daniel had a difficult day
yesterday with elevated heart rates and fever, it appears
his heart rate has returned to normal and the fever has
declined. His neurosurgeon was in yesterday to adjust the
shunt flow to stabilize the accumulation of cerebro-spinal
fluid near the brain. This does not require surgery. The
shunt is under the skin and can be adjusted by placing an
electronic remote near the device. High tech. Daniel's
nurse just reported that he had another episode of heart
rate fluctuations last night, but it is under control this
morning. Also, Daniel's neurosurgeon is coming in this
morning to make another small adjustment on the shunt.
Daniel looks normal in the sense that he looks like he is
taking a short nap. He is still unconscious. His eyes are wide
open this morning and appear normal. He blinks a lot, then
gives a pretty healthy yawn.
If I may speak for all that were here yesterday, we were
apprehensive about the high heart rate, the fever, and the
feeling that Daniel was not tranquil and was not having the
best of days since leaving the SICU. We are waiting for the
pulmonary specialist to come in this morning to ask him/her
about Daniel's symptoms of bronchitis. Very relieved this
morning that all his vital signs are back to normal.
Will post more info later. Well, June gloom is here. Heavy
marine layer, result of the cold ocean current.
Take care of one another......
Victor, Margarita, and Cristina Vega ~ Cathy ~
Luis Vega Sr. ~ Luisito Vega ~ Chano Rodriguez