If you have no idea who I’m talking about, you /can read here where I was trying to decide on an appropriate name for Nick’s second shunt.I thought about celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the shunt, but that didn’t work out so well last time. When Nick had to have a revision at 13 months.
So 13 is the new 12! Seems fitting for a Friday the 13th baby!
After reading the post from 13 months ago, I am more calm with the shunt right now. It`s never far from my mind, but it hasn`t been on the radar lately (and I`m really hoping I am not jinxing myself). I haven`t measured his head in a while, we are cleared by neurosurgery for 1 year and Nick is behaving like himself.
But at the same time, when Nick wakes up in the middle of the night uncontrollably crying and upset, I mentally pack my bags for the hospital. But when a dose of tylenol and the morning comes and everyone is fine again I feel much better. That being said, I have emailed Nick`s neurosurgeon 2 or 3 times this past year.
I know the day will probably come, but I`m hoping that it`s in the far distant future.
So Bernard is welcome to stay off the radar for a very long time.
I saw (adapted) something today that is very appropriate:
You can`t scare me,
My child has had brain surgery.