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Chris is still in the step-down neuro-surgery unit and things are pretty stable. He had a good afternoon yesterday and is starting to verbalize wanting to get out of here, wh
So, Chris had a pretty rough night but he is doing much better. After we got settled into the new room he started to struggle more with his speech and it seemed to get worse
Gotta bed in the step down unit, but this place aint no honeymoon suite, let me tell ya.
I am not really sure where we are -- ICU, Neurosurgery -- it's pretty unclear. But
Okay, bleeding is stable compared to the post-op MRI. This is good news. Chris will have another CT Scan in the morning to make sure that the small area of blood is still s
Okay, we just visited Chris in ICU and I am feeling much better about things. He seemed EXACTLY the same as he did when he woke up from his previous surgeries... agitated, n
Chris is waking up now. He is not yet ready for family, but I did speak to Dr. Barnett over the phone. Chris is moving everything and is able to repeat words and answer ques
They are closing Chris up now. Everything is fine. He will be in the O.R. for at least another hour and then they need to do the post-op MRI.
Pager vibrated, message from nurse in OR is that they started the surgery at 10:30 and everything is fine so far. What in the world have they been doing for 3 hours?
Chris and I arrived in Cleveland on Sunday evening. Yesterday was packed with pre-op appointments at the hospital -- cognitive testing, bloodwork, admissions, and an ultrasou