February 1st, 2011 by MIchelle
Danny has just gone in for the burr hole drainage procedure. It will last about 45 minutes with 20 minutes in the end to clean up and get Danny to recovery. There was quite a bit of talking regarding wether or not to do the procedure now or to call it off and wait for a couple of weeks to see if the fluid beneath the skull would decrease. After talking to Doctor Gorsuch one last time before the scheduled surgery and seeing that he was more confident in the decision to go through with the procedure, Danny made the call to proceed and we all agreed. They will be monitoring the fluid beneath the skull in the next week and if the fluid decreases enough then Danny will be on his way home soon (a week to a week and a half).
One major question that had been bothering Danny and brought up great concern was if they would have to put in another catheter. After finding out that he did not need a catheter I think it was easier for Danny to make the decision. As he was given his IV cocktail he reminded us to be sure we had food waiting for him in his room. Hopefully he’ll have an appetite.