Colin Teets Update 11/11/08

Colin during one of his down moments. thankfully they are few and far between.
Colin had an appointment at Metro Hospital this morning with Dr. Gertman.  The Children’s Hospital provided transportation for Colin and I.  Paul met us there.  Dr. Gertman was very impressed with Colin’s progress.  He would like him to continue with his rehabilitation and let the incision heal more.  He said that the longer he heals the less chance there will be for infection when he has to go back in at the same location.  So now he wants to wait until the first or second week in December to do the surgery to remove the AVM.  He will coordinate a date with Dr. Ferguson and get back to us in a week.Dr. Gertman did schedule a CT scan for Colin tomorrow.  He wanted to check for any reminiscent blood left in the brain from the first surgery.  Colin will do this at 2:00 pm after his swallow test.  Both tests will take place at Metro Hospital.  So, Colin will be taking another bumpy ride in the Clinic Van.Thankfully, Dr. Gertman also changed Colin’s Dilantin schedule.  He was taking 100 mg every 8 hours, which meant he had to be woken up in the middle of the night to take a dose.  This was so difficult.  Colin would put up such a fight.  One night he was hitting me, crying, calling out, “no” and gritting his teeth.  Last night it took me 20 minutes to get him up.  Now he will take all 300 mg in one dose at dinnertime.  Thank Goodness!Colin was also given the okay for pool therapy.  Colin likes that idea. Obviously they have a pool here at the Children’s Hospital and without the doctor’s approval he has been unable to use it.After Colin’s appointment at Metro we returned to the Children’s Hospital.  Paul stayed and played cards with us.  He was able to see Colin at work in speech and OT.  Then Grandma Judy came for a visit – more cards:  Uno and Skip-Bo.Free Time for Nov. 10 – Nov. 14, 2008 Monday: 12:00-2:30 & 3:30-8:30 Tuesday: 12:00-2:00 & 4:00-8:30 Wednesday: 4:00-8:30 Thursday: 12:00-3:00 & 6:30-8:30 Friday: 12:00-1:00 & 3:00-8:30 
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Volume 0, Issue 0, Posted 10:54 PM, 11.11.2008