The morning started off pretty tough. The nurse called again this morning saying that they were struggling with keeping dads numbers down again. They did another CT scan and found new bleeding, but that is due to the procedure of putting the "dipstick" back in. They were not as concerned about that as they were the elevated ICP. The ICP would be fine when they let the drain work, but when they clamped it off, which they have to do so that dad can heal, the ICP would go back up to 20+....That was early this morning....a little later ( around 9:30) we were able to go back and see dad and he was better. His ICP was sitting around 18 which is good and this was when it was clamped. He was also ready for his next dose of Manittol which helps with the swelling and they were not going to give that to him unless he needed it...basically, if his numbers stay down, there is no need to medicate him. This was great news compared to the hopeless feeling that we had this morning.
After the new news, my mom wanted us kids (Kelli, Jason, myself, Anna, Joe) to go eat breakfast together...to take a break from these 4 walls for a while. We all went over to Hall's and really had a good time together. We got mom laughing quite a bit! It was very nice.
Now we are just waiting...second by second.
Thanks again for your continued pray and support. Your comments are so encouraging to us! It helps carry us through to know that you all are there, thinking, praying, supporting and doing all the things that you all have!