Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20th, 2008

Not much going on here.  We have a couple of new nurses starting.  Nurse Jane will start December 1st.  I can already tell that she is going to be a great addition to our family.  I'm excited for her to start.  She'll work Mondays and Fridays.  Nurse Marci will work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  We have another nurse starting this weekend.  Her name is Maria.  She'll work Saturdays and Sundays.  

Carver is still recovering from his first CI surgery.  What I thought was swelling has turned out to be hematoma (blood pooled between the skull and scalp).  My pediatrician wasn't too concerned about the bleeding.  I'm worried about it.  We see the surgeon tomorrow.  I'm hoping this won't slow down activation.  The bleeding could take a month or more to go away.

Carver has started looking at the lights during vision therapy.  This is a pretty big deal.  He's avoided them in the past.  This shows that his vision is improving.  He has cortical vision loss.  With this type of loss, it takes lots and lots of therapy to get working vision.  It's not much, but the more we do, the more he will get.


24weeker's Mama said...

wow this is big news then. Good job Carver ! And mom, you are doing a fantastic job !


Anonymous said...

Way to go Carver! And I agree, you are doing a great job Shanon! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Hilary said...

Wow I haven't checked in on you guys in a while...Carver get better buddy!! I can only imagine how scary that was and looked..poor guy! sweeling is no fun!! Glad that you have all the nurse help too. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and keep healing little Carver..tell sissy hi!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to know that new nurses are finally being put in your home. What happened with the one? Hope Carver's hematoma decipates! Take care.