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Old 08-10-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Prayer for 12 yr old who had emergency brain surgery Mon *Final Update 8/14*

My friend's daughter had surgery yesterday to repair a shunt that runs from her brain to her stomach. Surgery went well and she woke up achey but hungry. I received a msg today: "please pray, the shunt is working but she's having shocking headaches almost like contractions in 30 sec intrevals. She was even given morphine..."

Please pray for her and her family. They are all strong Christians and have dealt with shunt revision surgeries with her in the past but not since she was really little.

Thank you for your prayers.

Update 8-13

as of this evening she is doing great! Back to her old self, Mom says. The Dr's are so pleased with her progress and recovery (after three surgeries and two shunts) she may be going home tomorrow! (sat). Yay! She still has to heal from surgery but she's on the road to recovery!


Final Update 8-14

She went home today!!

Thank you for your prayers!

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She had a second surgery today to implant an intracranial pressure monitor to measure the pressure in her brain. First reading in the OR was 40 which is high. Neurosurgeon says they may need to go in again and add a second shunt in her spine to help drain the excess spinal fluid.

*Newest update from Mom.
She's out of recovery talking and responsive. Her pressure readings are in the upper single digits and low teens, which is good. Mom says that God has restored her peace and the surgeon says that her levels look good and normal. "interesting.. " he says. To quote Mom: "Ha! Thank you, Lord! To be continued.." Thank you all for praying.
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Re: Prayer for 12 yr old who had emergency brain surgery Mon *Update 8/11*

Her pressure readings spiked to the mid 40's overnight Wed and even hit 61 at one point with her heart rate dropping down to 43 sometime Thursday morning. She had her third brain surgery in 4 days yesterday and they put in an additional shunt (different and smaller). As of late last night she was talking, smiling, laughing and hungry. And the headaches are gone! They've got more tests to do in the next few days but they are hopeful that this could be the last surgery. It's still wait and see. Her mom is very grateful for your prayers.
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she is in my thoughts! shunts can be tricky things!
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I'm glad to hear it; praise God!
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