Are shooting stars. We could really use a wish right now, a wish right now.
This is the song that was on the radio as I pulled out of the parking lot of the neurosurgeons office today. How appropriate. Today our wishes would be:
1. Please let the neurosurgeons hands work as brilliantly as they ever have on Monday morning as he is placing a vp shunt into our little Gray's brain.
2. We wish for a fast recovery for Grayden with no infections following his surgery.
3. We wish for strength for mom and dad and grandma's, grandpa's, aunts, uncles, cousins, and especially big brother as we wait for the surgery to take place and be complete.
This is not the road we wanted to travel. This is what we most wanted to avoid. But this is what we know-that little tube will save our little guy's life. It is what he needs at this moment because the fluid in his brain has reached levels that are or will be soon, creating too much pressure on his brain as it grows. We are thankful that a shunt is even a possibility. We are thankful for modern medicine. We are still very thankful we were selected for prenatal and truly believe that it has given Grayden the chance he needed to grow and get stronger to prepare for this surgery. Prior to having the prenatal surgery we were given a 95 percent chance that he would need a shunt based on what the doctors saw on ultrasound prior to his birth. We had hoped with the prenatal that we could avoid this, but it was not meant to be. WE are still so thankful and we know that Grayden is a strong little fighter.
Please keep us in your thoughts as we struggle to prepare for Monday.
We could really use a wish right now, a wish right now (or two or three).
We love you to the moon and back Grayden!!
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