Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A sigh of relief...

Howdee all,
For those who haven't been following Colin's progress on Facebook-
This past Friday he had the surgery to replace his skull piece, that was removed after his fall.
His surgeon signed his head before surgery.
Surgery went well and Colin spent a day and a half in ICU.
He had two shunts coming out of his skull for drainage. See the tubes and small bladders?
After the tubes were removed, Colin spent a day in recovery before being released on Sunday.
Colin said it hurt when the Dr. pulled the tubes out of his skull and then stapled the holes..OUCH
We were given the ok that Colin could travel. We left early Monday morning for NC and arrived late Afternoon...in time for a walk around Sickstas home.
We will keep an eye on Colin for four weeks before returning him to Pittsburgh.
We all so thrilled by the outcome so far.
I really feel all of your prayers and well wishes had something to do with his remarkable recovery!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!


  1. This makes my heart sing and truly brings tears to my eyes. Prayers and positive vibes can work wonders!! I am sure you all are going to have a Thanksgiving to remember!!

  2. I'm so happy for Colin and for your entire family. Sending lots and lots of love and hugs from NM. Happy Thanksgiving!! xoxox

  3. Great to hear the surgery went well. May this Thanksgiving be all the more special for you and your family. God bless you all!

  4. Hi Dawn,
    I think everyone is happy that Colin is Ok and all turned out well. I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. good to see he is back up and around...

  6. Hey friends.

    Big sigh of relief........

    Its great to be here in North Carolina with my Sicksta and her family.

    I think this has all been a blessing in disguise.
    Very precious family time happening here...
    Thank you all.

    Cyber hugs going to you all...You are very special!


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