Thursday, June 25

My Oh My Things Change Quickly in the NICU

So since my last post, literally minutes ago, we have a new plan of action for Bryce's hydrocephalus. At least, tentatively.

Our neonatologist came in to talk to me, he thinks that although Bryce could go down to the O.R. tomorrow morning and likely be just fine he'd rather not. He, and I as well, don't want to have any regrets or take any unnecessary risks.

So we put in a request to neuro for them to come up to Bryce's room and simply drain the excess spinal fluid from his ventricles with a needle. It's a fairly simply procedure that will put much less of a strain on all involved - most of all, Bryce.

I'm pleased with this temporary solution as I feel confident it will give Bryce a chance to continue to gain some much needed strength. Of course, I was also anxiety ridden thinking of him being moved to another wing on another floor of this vast medical campus.

It's about all the peace of mind this mom feels comfortable asking for right now. So I'll take it with a smile on my face. :-)


  1. Absolutely take it with a smile on your face. Let your angel get stronger. Even though he's the toughest little guy I know! Hercules...Hercules! Lol.

    Love ya,


  2. Hi Trina & Bryce,
    Ohhh what a day today has become!! I wanted to go see ya lil guy, I love you and am sorry I could not make it!! Some idiot man ran me off the a result I have NO CAR, I cannot wait til Bryce & I can find him and beat him up!! I love you guys, I just wanna hug you Trina I miss you, and know you need me like I need you!!
    I hope I have an impact on Bryce's life like you have on my!!
    Love ya my almost sister!!
    Im here always!!
    <3 xoxoxoxo

  3. Dear Mommy and Daddy,

    Letting you know I still going to keep up the fight. I am ready for anything that you and all my doctors decide to do. And yes I love the ladies.........

    I love you both so very much,

    Your very handsom chic magnet son,


  4. This neonatologist sounds like a pretty smart guy :) I'm really happy they aren't going to move him. Hopefully this will be a breeze and he will show great improvements soon! Love you guys!


  5. It sounds like Bryce is in good hands with the medical staff. I bet that's a big comfort to you all as well.



  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Katrina, Caleb and Bryce. Thanks so much for taking the time to post how he is doing! I can't imagine how hard this must be for you guys, we are pulling for you, one day at a time! Good luck with the scheduled procedure.
    Love, The Sanders


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