Bean Triumphs Again

Gav has come through surgery well! We are breathing a huge, fierce sigh of relief and hoping to leave hospital tomorrow or the next day.

The shunt was blocked. That is what we had hoped to find. It seems everything went as well as we could have hoped. Dr. Dirks and the team were able to fix the blockage with minimal difficulty and Gav was in the OR for just long enough for me to work myself into a nervous state. The relief and joy I felt on seeing the doctor’s smile and hear the words “everything went well” cannot be described.

Already the bulgy area on Bean’s head has sunken back in, so the surgery has had the desired effect. Due to the rapid change in pressure, Gav doesn’t feel the best, and has been very hungry and dehydrated from not eating all day. We are not sure if he is just nauseated from the anesthesia or pressure change but he threw up all the water he drank post-op. We are working on a little snack and hoping it stays down.

Thanks for all the love, light and support. We needed it today. Gav and Mama are having a hospital sleepover tonight and hope to go tomorrow.

Sorry for any errors am writing on Craig’s phone. Not a practiced hand with smartphones.

8 Responses to “Bean Triumphs Again”

  1. Gail says:

    Wonderful news! Thank you for the update.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Elated doesn’t begin to describe how I feel reading this! What a relief to know you heard everything you hoped most for. Its a shame Gavin’s not too comfortable right now but I have faith he’ll be back in business soon, little trooper that he is. Hooray!xoxo

  3. Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much for the update. I’ve had a lump in my throat all day. We are cheering huge hurrays over here. much love, J and family

  4. Meaghan Roche says:

    That’s great news!! I also really enjoyed reading your previous blog about Gavin’s swimming and the wet shorts. It sounds like he is coming along in leaps and bounds. No doubt due to all the love, affection and time spent with him by you and Craig!

  5. Robyn (& Seth) says:

    Amazing! I had no doubts Gavin would exceed all expectations. He always does. Looking forward to getting the boys together again soon!

  6. Susannah says:

    Go Gavin Go. Kisses to you both. Sweet dream Loves.

  7. Stacey says:

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! 🙂 Gavin is just so amazing, he never ceases to amaze me. Hope you have a good rest tonight & that you will be back home tomorrow. It is so great to hear all about the things that Gavin is doing and exploring! We’ll plan a date soon!

  8. Amanda says:

    Wow wow wow!!! so thrilled to hear this wonderful news. We are sending Gavin big hugs and kisses and look forward to a play date when he is up to it.
    Lots of love Amanda, Drew and Leo xoxo

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