Hi Everyone, thank you all for your prayers.  Allison is doing well,I think the hardest part is not being able to hold her just whenever I want to, waiting for the nurse to come and level her sucks!  She was able to start eating again yesterday afternoon, wednesday she hadn't been able to because of surgery and then yesterday they sent her for an MRI which she had to be sedated for so no food.  The MRI was becuase they thought they had seen a clot in one of the veins on the CT scan, but thank GOD that came back fine. So she spent the whole night making up for lost time, she was eating every three hours, and actually every two hours this morning!  They have discovered a Urinary Tract Infection as well, so we went for an ultrasound of the kidneys today, and are know waiting to see if they are going to change the course of antibiotics she is on for the shunt already.  We are just waiting for the nephrologist to let us know, which she may have already, Ed is up at the hospital while I came home to take a quick nap and a shower before I head up there again.  One of the good things about being at the hospital is that all of her doctors are there so we are able to see her actual doctors for each of the specialties so that is great.  Some of you have asked why she has to be in the hospital for so long, the answer is that the shunt needs to be externalized for the full 7-10days so that the infection can run it's course and be out of her system all together, just like when you have an infection you need to run the full antibiotic in order to make sure it doesn't come back. Catroina is handling everything pretty well, although she is definitely more prone to break downs then normal but that is to be expected! To morrown night I will stay home with her and Ed will go up to the hospital, which will help her since she normally spends all of her time with me! Thanks again for all of your prayers, and I will keep trying to keep you updated. 
Love you all,
Siobhan 

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frogh...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 12:05 PM

aww..poor baby, any idea of when she will get out??  i will keep her in my prayers.

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mama2...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Hopefully the end of next week.

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littl...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 3:02 PM hope all goes well.. glad she is making good progress.. we are all thinking of you

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littl...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 3:02 PM hope all goes well.. glad she is making good progress.. we are all thinking of you

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