We’ve been told Dr. Harris (Harper’s regular neurosurgeon) isn’t going to replace her shunt until Wednesday at the earliest. He wants to make sure the cultures are OK before internalizing the catheter. He did change her antibiotic to a medication that covers the central nervous system better and he can change it again if the cultures indicate any sort of infection. Hopefully, the culture on the catheter tip will be back tomorrow morning, and we’ll know for sure if infection is an issue.

Harper is doing OK. We think she’s getting pretty restless, bored and uncomfortable. She’s managing a few smiles here and there though, and that does our hearts good.

We had optimistically thought we’d be home by the end of the week, but with this latest news, we’re planning to be here through the weekend at least. Sigh…

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