Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Surgery is Over

Dr. Brockmeyer just talked w/ us and told us everything is ok, no issues and the drain is working. When asked about how much pressure there was in his head he just said, “A lot of pressure... a lot of pressure." He is also pretty confident that Charlie will need a permanent shunt and he might get that as soon as the end of this week. They just have to be 100% sure that the infection is all gone. He'll be in recovery for a bit until the anesthesia wears off then back to his old room. Thank you for all your support and uplifting comments. We are continually amazed at the responses we get from all of you, some we know, some we don't. Thanks.

15 comments:

erin said...

Thanks so much for the quick update> I can breathe again. I love you guys so much!!!!! Whew!

Anonymous said...

One more small step forward!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear the surgery went well! After seeing him last night, it makes it so much more real. I have been worried since I first found out, and having been keeping Charlie in my thoughts all the time. Rob and Angel, I am keeping you in my thoughts as well, and hope you guys get peace soon. Breath easy Charlie!

Love, Jamie

bshort said...

Glad to hear things went well...hopefully this starts an upward trend.

Ginny said...

You might say I am addicted to your blog and think about you many times a day. However, I hadn't checked in since yesterday afternoon, so knew nothing about the surgery and new news before I went to the temple this morning. As I was in the middle of the sesson (at about 10:15) I could not stop thinking about Charlie and the two of you. I spent much of the rest of the session praying for you in the house of the Lord. As I read now that that is about the time all of this surgery business was going on, I am in tears. Thank you for teaching me about the power of the Spirit. May this be the break we have all been praying and hoping for!!

Anonymous said...

To Ginny: I too am a huge believer in the mighty works of prayer. Every step along the way little Charlie is a recipient of so many prayers offered in his behalf. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me too.

Anonymous said...

Wow,you must feel relieved just knowing Charlie feels a little less stress from all that terrible pressure on his little thinker. Such a sweet little boy deserves some needed rest. Sleep peacefully Charlie, your doing great........

Anonymous said...

You don’t know who I am but I have been reading Charlie’s blog since the very beginning. I have spent many hours reading and waiting for updates. I am also praying for Little Charlie or as my little one says “its Cooper mom, there’s Cooper”. She is only 22 months old but she spends so much time with me checking on him that she to knows his picture.

I have a brother in law that has been down a very similar road that you are on now, 21 years ago. He had Pneumoccocal Meningitis, the doc’s told his family that he would never wake up out of his coma, and he would never be able to communicate. They recommended a full time care facility for him, because of the specialized care that he needed. Dustin was life-flighted home from Primary Children’s after an 8 week stay because he would not have survived the ride home in an ambulance.

Dustin is now 23 years old and currently working on his Masters degree in Criminal Justice. So much for what the doctors told them, My mother in Law said that she often joked with the neurologist telling him that he went through many years of school only to tell them that “we’ll have to wait and see” anyone can be a neurologist with an answer like that. Don’t Give up and remember that heavenly father knows what’s best for your family. The power of prayer is amazing. We are praying for you all.

My mother in law wanted me to tell you not to give up and don’t get discouraged. You are in a wonderful hospital; they took wonderful care of Dustin. Have faith and your prayers will be answered.

Love, Mindi

StakerSensations said...

i feel like i have a personal connection with you, even though we have never met. I have a son two months younger than cooper with a striking resemblance of facial features...the cute chubby cheeks that you just want to pinch...the large gorgeous eyes...the toothless grin...my heart goes out to you I check up on him constantly...i hope all goes well for you and your family...you are so strong...keep trecking...

Gramma said...

I found out about Charlie from one of your neighbors. Eventho I live in another state, I will keep you all in my prayers and add you to our prayer list for church and other friends and family. There are so many prayers being said for your family. God bless you all. We'll keep praying!

Anonymous said...

Every step forward is wondeful! I hope this begins an upward trend in Charlie's condition. I believe in prayer and thw peace that comes with it. I pray for each of you to find peace.

kimsuecamp said...

I continue to pray for little Charlie. I am so happy to hear of the little steps he makes. Each one makes it that much better.

I was gone for a few days and came back to check on the little guy. I am so glad to read the progress he makes. Kim

Anonymous said...

A super hero is not a "SUPER HERO" without special weapons...Charlie way to be one up on Britty! Brit may have a cape and matching mask but you definately have "SUPER POWERS" Let the competition begin!

Terry, Lacie and Ella said...

I'm very happy to hear the surgery went well. Go Charlie Go!

hollibilly said...

I found out about little Charlie Cooper from my sister-in-law Daisie Hunsaker. It is amazing how many people's lives have been touched by your family! We're praying for little Charlie and his family.