Saturday, February 23, 2008

Home again

(Hamilton watching over his little brother)

( I still love the black and whites. The above three are from this morning while he was still in the hospital.)

Shortly after I wrote my last entry, Tracey came to the hospital and relieved me. I came home and took a nap for a couple hours. She called me around 3:30 to let me know Colby was being discharged today. So I headed back to the hospital to pick them up.

Colby is doing very well. Much less cranky and very alert. I think he's still feeling a little off from the last couple days. But it's a night and day difference over last night. He's eating just about his normal amounts and times. Hopefully by tomorrow, everything will be back to normal.

The neurosurgeon said he'd call us on Monday to set up a post op visit. We need to keep Colby's two incision sites dry for a couple days. But apart from that, there's no extra care needed. Simply amazing what they can do these days.

In some ways, I feel relieved that he has a shunt. No more measuring his head or wondering if the hydrocephalus will come back. We will need to watch for certain things with his shunt now, but that's all "repairable".

And so closes yet another chapter in the journey of our son Colby.


The Johnson Family 5 said...

OMG!! Since I was gone I hadn't checked in on little Colby! Poor baby!! I'm sooo sorry that he had to go in for another surgery so soon, but hopefully now things will be A-OK! We go to meet with Cole's neurosurgeon on Tuesday to go over his scans. I don't know what else we are going for so hopefully it's to map out a plan for him. I'm so glad that Colby is home now! Things are always better once you are home!

Anonymous said...

So happy to see Colby is home!!! He looks great...and wow he is getting so big!!! Get some rest.
Love, Mary and Hannah

Anonymous said...

Good to see Colby home, He's beautiful as always. So am I to understand that Hamilton has gotten more use to his little brother?

Jamie, Jordan, and Maleia said...

I'm glad to hear that he is home. That is the best place for him!!! We hope for a fast recovery, and he is back to his old self!!!