Thursday, August 20, 2009
Okay...I'll play...October who?
October...as in just this morning Dr. Rockstar's nurse called with dates. Written not in pencil...but pen!
I know that was lame. But you're reading aren't you?! And besides...I'm allowed a little creative slump latitude. My son is having BRAIN SURGERY after all! And now I know WHEN!
Sunday October 4th...MRI
Monday October 5th...PET scan
Tuesday October 6th...grid placement
See...this is a two phase surgery. The first phase...being the grid placement...where they shave his curls. Open his skull. And place electrodes directly onto his brain. Close him back up...with the wires protruding. Because they must be connected to the equipment. And wait in the PICU for the seizures to provide the necessary data before going in for the real deal. Apologies for being graphic. But then again maybe not. After all we live in the real world. This is what will be happening. To our son. This is what we will be living. Beside our son. I did look for pictures. But flippin' doctors. Not gonna publish anything without a flippin' fee. You can purchase your very own "A Pictorial Guide to Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery" for just $30 and change. How's about I take my own flippin' pictures. And share them...for free...with families that are facing this nightmare miracle.
for the grand finale...
Friday October 9th...hemispherectomy