Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Final Checks

We went to the Clinic today for some more pre-surgery checks, a pre-surgery physical, more bloodwork and an MRI.  Will was sedated, and came through it just fine.  His cold seems to be clearing up which is good news.  He now has some special fiducial markers glued to his head that they will be using during the surgery tomorrow.  They are essentially used as "landmarks" that show up on the MRI so the surgeon knows where these are located on the outside of his head and how that corresponds to what is inside of his head.

We are to be at the Clinic at 5:30 tomorrow morning, surgery is scheduled to begin at 7:00 AM.  They will be giving us periodic updates via pager.  We need to be prepared that the surgeon may contact us during the surgery and let us know that the intraoperative monitoring or the texture of Will's brain tissue indicates that more needs to come out.

We still have some major bumps in the road ahead of us, and a lot of work in the course of Will's rehab.  We will be trying to periodically update the blog during the course of all of this in the course of the next few days.  The posts may be short, vague, or worse, but we'll do the best we can.

Over the past few days, we have been overwhelmed with support, prayers, and messages of all kinds.  We are so touched to know how that so many people love our little boy.  We will never be able to thank everyone for all of your support!

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