It's our new theme around here!
Yes, Annika is bleeding again.
Yes, that's what that painful 8-hour surgery last Wednesday was supposed to fix.
She had an ultrasound this morning to see if her shunt had clotted or narrowed or otherwise was no longer working as well. I still haven't heard the results, but I suppose I should by this afternoon sometime. Meanwhile, they are beginning to put her on blood products to help her clot more, so that her bleed does not become dangerous. On the other hand, if they get her to clot too much, she could clot off her brand, spanking new shunt.
Jörg needed to go back home to teach his classes this week (an income and insurance are required to keep up all this fancy medical footwork going). But this means that I don't have much time to slip down here to the hospital computer lab to post. Obviously, I don't want to leave her alone when so much is uncertain and a bit scary.