Thursday, September 17, 2009

9/17 - Update #2

The results of last nights tap is in and it did grow bacteria (hooray?) So tonight they will be removing the shunt from Cambells brain. We have not yet seen Dr Mazzola this afternoon so we are not sure if they are going to externalize the shunt and then put the permanent one back in at a later date or if they are going to just remove it completely and start her on a drug treatment to reduce the amount of spinal fluid being created and minimize swelling in the brain.

The silver lining is that they at least have located the source of the infection and can now work on resolving it.

She goes back to the OR tonight at 9pm. Please continue to keep her in your prayers but say a special prayer for her and her doctors tonight.

With Love,

Greg, Robin, Caitlin, Caroline & Campbell


  1. You can be certain I will say an extra special prayer for Cam and her doctors tonight. I am also adding her to the prayer list when I attend Rosh Hashanah services this weekend. It couldn't hurt to have 100 Jewish mothers praying for her too.

  2. We are praying that the surgery goes well.
    You are in our thought and prayers.
    The Snyder