Tonight's Update.............

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Tonight's Update.............
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 12:14am

It feels like it's been a long time since I've been able to sit here for hours gabbing away with you gals!! It will be awhile yet as we'll be continuing to spend our days at the hospital.

Two updates...........

We will see a neurologist tomorrow to see if John's symptoms are a side effect from a new drug he's been taking for a few months. Then Wednesday we'll see his family doctor. The appointment with the ENT is the 9th and I'm waiting for them to call me and say they've found one sooner. We'd also like to see a vacular doc to check his carotids, will get that set up when we see his family doc. He's not feeling great today, but no more bad spells so far.

About our granddaughter...It's a better day today. They put in a cranial shunt early this morning and the cranial fluid has been reduced to a good level. Some other problems have been resolved now too. If all stays level for 24 hours, they will do the surgery that will fuse her head to her neck. Hopefully that will happen tomorrow. Still very very scary!!

Continued prayers are very much appreciated..thank you so much!!

I did read your replies to my other thead about this, but I am so tired I can't type much more. Thank you so much for your wonderful support, it means so much!!

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 4:08am

I miss you too Donna and really feel bad that this is the reason for your absence. (())

RE John:

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 7:29am
Hoping and praying for the best John and your granddaughter. Good to hear that some of your granddaughter's problems have been resolved especially the reduction in fluid level.

Remember to try and take care of yourself in all this Donna so that your health doesn't become and issue and so that you can continue to be there for your family.

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 9:14am
Take care of yourself, Donna. Getting yourself run down will not be helpful to John and your granddaughter.
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 10:14am

Thank you so much everyone!! I assure you that I am not getting run down and am getting enough rest. What I'll be doing more of, though, is walking. Yesterday we walked the hospital corridors more and that felt good. Too much sitting in the family waiting room is not good.

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 10:32am
neverstopping wrote:

Thank you so much everyone!! I assure you that I am not getting run down and am getting enough rest. What I'll be doing more of, though, is walking. Yesterday we walked the hospital corridors more and that felt good. Too much sitting in the family waiting room is not good.

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 1:03pm

Good My Morning Donna!

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 3:44pm

Oh no J has a chest cold,, maybe the neurologist can give him something,,, he'll certainly listen to his chest.., hope he rests and gets better soon,,, he doesn't need to be bringing cold germs into to his dgd.....

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 8:28am

Donna, I sure hope John is getting rest today & all works out from his appts.Could be all this stress lately not helping any. I know it is easier said than done- not stressing & worrying.The walking out in fresh air will help both of you.

That is god news on DGD the shunt is helping.I hope she has a good day today & can get her surgery soon.Has she been awake?

Take care & thank you for the updates.You all have all of us praying for her recovery.

Love~n~Hugs