Sunday, August 3, 2008


Well we thought we may be coming home today but after a really rough night and Dawson vomiting up his breakfast we all decided it was to soon. See on Saturday they removed Dawson's draining tube which was inserted before the to surgery to relieve pressure in his brain from them swelling. We have not used it since the surgery but it was keep in for precautionary reasons. After several days of not needing it, it was removed. The process did allow for a lot of fluid to escape his brain which they say is normal but could make for a pretty nasty headache. He was up until about 3 am in pain and then woke up in a pretty good mood. He ate tons of breakfast as usual then all of the sudden, projectile vomit everywhere. In my heart I panicked because it brought back the feelings of before his diagnosis when the pressure in his head did not allow for anything to be swallowed and I was sick. The neurosurgeon said it is not uncommon to get a pressure headache from loosing so much fluid and that we would watch him closely.

Since then nothing but great news! Dawson is laughing, playing, fighting with sister and cousins, snuggling and giving kisses! He is almost like a whole new kid. I realized after today that he must have been in pain for such a long time because we lost some of his personality along the way but it is back. He is now sleeping soundly and unhooked from all IV's and cords, yea!

Miracles are real!
Kristin (pictures coming soon!)


Anonymous said...

So happy to hear everything going so well. We've been praying for you guys and put Dawson's name in the L.A. Temple as soon as Kenny first called. Love, Larry and Juli and family

Emily said...

Your family is amazing. I am glad that things are going well. We will keep you in our prayers and hope more good news comes.

Anonymous said...

That's great news Kristin, I am so happy to hear how good things are going. Keep the news and pictures coming, everyone is rooting for your family.

Jill Duncan said...

I'm so happy to hear that he is doing better!!!! I'm sure things will continue to get better every day.

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