Nov. 20th, Nathan was taken down to OR/angiogram suite around 10:00 am and was brought back up around 7:30 pm. They found that the veins in the back of his head were narrowing, almost obstructed causing a lot of pressure inside. The pressure had built up inside his head that was causing the bleeds. The doctor said if the normal pressure is around 30mm, his was about 100mm, no wonder he was in such pain/headaches. They performed “angioplasty” to open up the major veins and it helped so much to release the pressure that caused the bleeding. It helped his circulation by 70%, praise God!!!
They said he needs surgical procedure to correct the remaining fistulas/malformation in his head. They couldn’t do embolization because of the location of the fistulas, and his case is very complex and “challenging”. They want to do the surgery (craniotomy-open up the back of his head) sooner than later maybe as soon as next Monday or Tuesday. They’re a little optimistic because compared from last July, he is bigger, has more blood volume, and even the blood vessels are a little bigger.
He is stable right now, slowly opening his eyes and moving his extremities. He is still not fully awake and alert as before. They placed an “NG” tube (naso-gastric) through his nose to the stomach to feed him since he hasn’t eaten since Sunday. Pray that he will regain his strength for the surgery. I will be sending the prayer list again and would most appreciate your continued prayer for our little gift.
Thanks be to God for answering our prayers. Blessed be His name!
Nathan and family