January 6th, 2011 by Conor
The second procedure went smoothly. Danny is back in the ICU recovering at this moment.
They have temporarily removed part of his skull to allow the brain to swell without resistance. They placed the piece underneath his skin on the side of his hip. Now they will keep him in an induced coma for the next 7-10 days while they hope that his brain begins to reduce in swelling.
The doc was pleased with the way all aspects of the three hour operation went. When the doc decides that Danny’s brain has returned to its more normal size, they will close up Danny’s brain with the “stored” skull piece.
It is a total waiting game, but hopefully one that is now on a good, solid recovery course.