Update on my nephew, Luis. He saw one of the doctors on Holy Thursday. It turns out that my sister misunderstood and he was to have the appointment for the following Thursday and not the Holy Thursday day. But since she was there, a doctor looked over the scans she had with her and saw my nephew and my sister. He said that a shunt in the brain is very serious surgery for it would have to be replaced often as he grows up and they had to make sure he really needs one. They first needed to find out why he has increase CSF. So this doctor ordered an MRI of his brain, the spine and the neck. He also ordered a special eye exam to see the optic nerve and measure the pressure of his eye. They want to see if this increase if coming from his eyes or the spine. Once they get the results of all these test, then they will decide on surgery and if a shunt is needed to relieve the pressure in his brain. In the meantime, the doctor did tell my sister that the fluid is mostly in the frontal and left side of his brain. The frontal lobe controls our behavior. He said that would explain what we can’t reason with his and why he doens’t understand right from wrong. In the meantime, he is misbehaving in school. He is going back to half days at school. He can’t make it a full day. My sister has to deal with him like this for two more weeks until the test are all done.
We are all praying that he gets the best doctor of the three doctors in the group. He is a Christian and prays all during his surgery for his patient. I have a homeschool mom whose daughter had him as a doctor and he did this and allowed her to tape the brown scapular to her hand during the surgery even though he is not Catholic. He prayed with the parents before the surgery and after the surgery in thanksgiving. He is now a professor at our local university and has little time in his practice but we are praying we get him for our Luis. Please pray for that if it be God’s will. We pray for a miraculous cure, but if he needs surgery, we pray for the best in the Orlando area. He is the best.
So that is what is new with him. He has his First Holy Communion on the 25th of April and we hope his behavior will not get in the way of him receiving this very important sacrament.
Thanks for your prayers and please don’t forget Luis in your prayers. God Bless you!