“Hope for a miracle, but don’t plan on it”

Those words were spoken to us this morning by Stephanie’s doctor. Hard words to hear.  So Tuesday Stephanie received another (fifth, maybe?) brain surgery. They removed her EVD and her ommaya reservoir, and replaced that with a new ommaya reservoir and a shunt. Her surgery lasted a couple hours Tuesday late afternoon, and all-in-all it… Continue reading “Hope for a miracle, but don’t plan on it”

Special Delivery

This is Michael again.  Stephanie has responded well to the EVD, which has almost constantly been draining spinal fluid since it was implanted Friday afternoon. Since several hours after that surgery, Stephanie has been much more alert and responsive. She still has spells of confusion but not to the extent they were a few days… Continue reading Special Delivery

Intense Pressure

This is Michael again, writing to keep you updated on Stephanie. As she mentioned in her last post, her pain has greatly increased over the last week. She’s also had more frequent spells of confusion where it’s been hard for her to process conversation and respond, even to simple questions like how she’s feeling and… Continue reading Intense Pressure