Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Midday update (Tuesday 11/25)

Carolyn met with Max's doctors this morning. On the northern front, they are in favor of continuing the lumbar taps until either (1) the hydrocephalus resolves on its own (only a 1 in 10 chance), (2) the taps stop draining fluid or (3) Max is ready for a shunt. Under current medical technology, indwelling shunts are permanent, and have associated risks of infection.

On the southern front, Max pooped this morning (a medium-sized load). The underlying issue remains unknown.