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#2752691 - 02/11/12 04:31 AM Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues
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Folks there are so many threads out here now on this topic that I've probably broken a multiple thread rule or something but it looks like we still need our Prayer Warriors..

Right now, with the bone flap out, Matthews head should really sink in on the right side - especially 10 days post surgery to remove flap.. It's not and he's having too many headaches.. CT's are showing mild Hydrocephalus / blockage of CSF flow from part trauma/scar tissue etc.. If we see ANY outward swelling we are immediately to be off to Vandy again.. Meds almost never help with this.. 2 surgeries can - one and most common is a permanent shunt and they stop up and cause infection + it's a valve and line under the skin on your head with a tube running down through your neck/chest/into your abdomen - for life. The other choice is Endoscopic third ventriculostomy which if need be will be our choice of surgery.. I cant begin to tell you how scared he is of this then yet another surgery coming 12 wks out if theres no infection left... I am so fearful of what the "limit" may be for my son.. He's SO sick with infection due to the last surgery and may need 2 more surgeries.... I am sick to a point of throwing up right now thinking about it.. I've slept a few hours tonight but stayed up and on the couch so I can hear him call out.. PRAYING God tells us / Shows us what we need to do so we make the right choices for our son!
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#2752692 - 02/11/12 04:39 AM Re: Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues [Re: Kimber45]
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prayers continued
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#2752700 - 02/11/12 05:22 AM Re: Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues [Re: ]
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sent.
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#2752717 - 02/11/12 06:24 AM Re: Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues [Re: strutandrut]
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Prayers sent.
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#2752723 - 02/11/12 06:58 AM Re: Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues [Re: dr]
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I will continue to pray every day. Stay strong man!!!!
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#2752724 - 02/11/12 07:00 AM Re: Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues [Re: leader]
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We're hanging in there with you guys, for you guys!
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#2752728 - 02/11/12 07:04 AM Re: Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues [Re: Nimrod777]
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So sorry Scott, praying hard for Matthew, you and Kim
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#2752730 - 02/11/12 07:08 AM Re: Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues [Re: leader]
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Through the calm and through the storm,Lord you never let go!! Be with Matthew and family, i beg of You. I know Your scarred hands can reach from the east to the west but im asking you to wrap them around the entire family.


Buddy, i have asked my small group at church to set aside an hour today to pray earnestly for you all. I have shown them all the updates. Please know that there are people you dont even know praying and lifting you all up in prayers
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#2752732 - 02/11/12 07:13 AM Re: Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues [Re: taximan]
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Keeping all of you in my daily prayers!
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#2752733 - 02/11/12 07:14 AM Re: Prayers for Matthew - May be additional issues [Re: rabbit hunter]
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I'm on about 3 hrs sleep HOWEVER I have researched the &^%$ out of the surgeon our current surgeon has suggested for the Endoscopic third ventriculostomy if we have to do it..

For the moment, following hours of research on the % of success of this surgery specifically for TBI related Hydrocephalus - it looks very promissing.. Also, the 2 surgeons at Vandy I researched as being the Top Gun for this (one of which turns out to be the one our current surgeon suggested) are both surgeons who have successful careers that included 10+ yrs at Johns Hopkins Hospital which made me feel better too.. Dont get me wrong - we dont want this surgery but, what I see is pointing in the direction of it having to happen so again I will be spending a lot of time considering who and why so to be a little ahead of the game.

Thanks everybody..Thanks for listening to my blabbing and for the Prayers for Matthew and my family!!
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