WOW! Unbelievable! I have good news for all. Balisha has been told by her Neurosurgeon that she can go home Saturday, September 5th. She had her surgery at about 11:20 AM Wednesday the 2nd and only about 50 hours later she has improved to the point that she is OK to go home. God is awesome. She showered this morning, ate her breakfast and later took a stroll with me around the floor of her unit. Her I V's were discontinued and now is only on oral meds.
Decadron is a steroid given to reduce swelling of the brain. I will be titrating/weaning her off of this med at home. If one stops this med abruptly, it could be very dangerous because it could very easily cause a rebound effect and cause her surgical site and her brain to swell, so one has to quit taking this med a little at a time. I will have her off of it by Monday the 15th.
She will also be taking Dilantin every day for a month to prevent a seizure and then off of everything. Within the next two weeks a follow up MRI will be done to evaluated the progress of the healing at the surgical site.
What a great pair of hands on our Surgeon, Dr. Todd Alexander. Thank you God and Dr Alexander.
Baliaha and I want to thank everyone for their concern and especially for their prayers.
Blessings to all,