Sorry, but this will have to be a short post today. I know a lot of your are looking for updates, and I wanted to make sure that we got something out for you all.
Olivia successfully made it through her shunt placement surgery yesterday. The doctor said that everything is working great and the fluid pressure is being removed from the brain. Within a matter of hours we could start to see signs of improvement and Olivia gripped Jodi's finger for the first time. Jodi even noticed that Olivia had her father's long eyelashes. At first, I didn't realize that would be a big deal, but all of the nurses assured me that it would be "critical".
Speaking of nurses, you are truly the hearts and compassion of our country's hospitals. The compassion and care that we have been shown has touched our hearts in unexplainable ways. There is no way that we could feel as comfortable as we do without their sincereity.
Olivia still has a long road ahead. Our goals for the next few days will be to reduce her dependence on the respirator, show a little more spunk, and open her eyes for the first time.
We will continue to update the post as we can when new news comes.
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Jodi and I have been touched by the outpouring of support.
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