My Brother Carlos is currently in ICU and recovering after a successful cranioplasty today. Prior to the procedure and since the rupture, a mass of fluid accumulated over the missing cranial plate area and a progressively enlarging inflamed swelling became a concern. With the pending results from the C scan appointment scheduled for tomorrow the 8th ,the next several days will determine if/when the preventative measure (the dreaded permanent "shunt") can be laid to rest. There is a tube temporarily in place to alleviate any leakage that might occur within the area and Heaven forbid he should need the permanent version the "shunt"; tracing from the wound to the abdomen. He went into the OR in very good spirits :)! I was thankful for that. It's a blessing how he's progressed. He admits to rehab being a little bit grueling, yet I know he is a trooper and look forward to seeing him accomplishing many other milestones. I and my family are blessed to have him still in his sound mind, resting and recovering; looking forward to getting back at the rehab workouts and then eventually home soon some day.
I pray the success of this site continues to flourish and extend my gratitude offering to any member seeking information which I may be able to provide specifically relating to My Brothers' condition of what I now know and have learned. Thank you and Stay Blessed.