We will be going in for pre-op at 11 am and Pierce is being worked into the schedule around 1pm for his MRI. He will have to be put under general anesthesia. The hope is that we can coordinate for his neurosurgeon to view the scan before he is brought out (while he's still intubated) in case we need to take him for immediate surgery. We're not sure if this is even a feasible option (lots of folks to coordinate), but we are really going to advocate for it as to avoid putting him under twice in one day.
Shortly after the MRI, we should be able to meet with Pierce's neurosurgeon to review the scan. If the ventricles have increased in size, this would be indicative that his VP shunt has malfunctioned and he will likely need it replaced tomorrow night. Our hope, of course, is for the opposite scenario- that the scan would reveal smaller ventricles (compared to Thursday's scan).
We ask that you please join us in prayer as we ask that God spare Pierce from another surgery. Our hearts are so broken to think that another surgery might be right around the corner, but we are trusting in our sovereign, good, and loving Father, knowing that He is working all things together for Pierce's good.
|Pierce loved his playdate with Ashlyn and Vivi (the precious girls I nannied for before P was born) on Wednesday|
|Several folks have asked how Pierce's scar looks and as you can see, he's healed up great!|