December 07, 2003

Dec 7, first report

I just talked to Maddy's friend Hilary. Maddy was
somewhat responsive early this morning--that is, she
could squeeze fingers, but not talk--but she is
"totally out of it now."

She is unresponsive now because of brain swelling.
There's enough swelling to twist her brain, so
they are, at this moment, transferring her to the
ICU where they will put a burrhole(s) in her skull
to relieve the pressure on her brain.

When I asked Hilary if there was anything even slightly
encouraging to report, she said in a strong and
optimistic tone, "This may well work."

Let us hope it does.


Posted by eliz at December 7, 2003 12:36 PM

Elizabeth sent out a second Dec. 7 report, but didn't post it here, so I'll give as executive summary:

1. Maddy has yet another hole in her head.

2. It did its job, and she's doing much better now.

Posted by: Phil Gustafson at December 8, 2003 12:48 PM
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