Aaron's shunt revision went well. He was out of the operating room around 8pm last night and had little pain. We had some trouble keep his oxygen levels up because of his sleep apnea. Overall, though, things are going very well.
It helps to have a long history with a surgical team. They know Aaron and us, and know that we can safely care for him at home. It helps to know that we have RN's working in the home also in case we were to get into any trouble.
We may even be going home today! Like I said, not typical protocal, but it is best for Aaron. He rests so much better and we have oxygen equipment that works better for him (an oxygen tent) that the hospital doesn't have.
We are so thankful Gillette and there adult unit here. Kids who have been long time patients who are now adults have their own clinic as well as a hospital unit that specializes in adult specialty care. We have a very small, two patient room because of the construction right now. That has been a difficult to deal with as both kids have very unique needs....lots and lots of machines beeping all the time. Home sounds pretty good. We will keep you updated.