We were transferred back to PICU last night around 1am. Nathan was just being very very sleepy yesterday and started to lose his appetite. Around 9pm as I was holding him I noticed his right eye was deviated all the way to the right…and it stayed there. His vital signs were good but he wasn’t responding to our voices and it seemed as if he couldn’t even see Tj & I. They ordered a CT scan and they found that Nathan suffered from a new bleed. It was a moderate bleed within the ventricles. Neurologist Dr. Heather Fullerton told us that it was most likely due to the decrease in pressure within the head which caused a shift. As of right now Nathan has a slight right side weakness, his right eye is deviated all the way to the right but he is alert and awake. The doctors said that usually in these cases, the symptoms go away as the blood re-absorbs. Also, Dr. Fullerton told us that there would be a good chance that the blood could clog the shunt. If that does happen, Nathan will need to undergo another surgery where they will place a shunt from the inside out and the blood will just drain into a bag. Once the blood is gone, he will undergo the same surgery and they will place a new shunt in (like what he has now). They ordered an ultrasound for tomorrow to check the ventricles to see whether it stayed the same or if it increased in size.
Our specific request is for the blood to not block the shunt and that the blood will just be re-absorbed and he will be back to his normal self again.
Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases
Heal me O Lord and I will be healed
Save me and I will be saved for you are the one I praise
"Have faith in God" Jesus answered.
I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain ,’ Go throw yourself in the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
These are the Lord’s promises.
Thank you for including Nathan in your prayers and thoughts.
-Tj & Jaimee Andaya