Shelby's recovery from her shunt surgery is going amazingly well. Today, we had some concerns about this "lump" that appeared today. It was not there last night. It is tender to the touch and red (although that does not show up in the pics well) and feels hard when you touch it. I can push everywhere else around her scar with no problems and it is nice and soft; not at this area. MANY phones calls were made and I finally heard back this evening from one of Dr. Superina's associates. He said if she has no fever then just watch it. Great...waiting for that shoe to drop. Honestly, I'm concerned that its a hernia. When she coughs, it bulges out more. Since this is something involving her surgery, we would have to go to Chicago to have it looked at. Right now, Scott and I have determined that it can wait, but it is still not sitting right with me.
|The redness does not quite show up and its ABOVE her incision, not on it.|
|Please excuse my poor attempt at using "paint" to mark the area I'm talking about!|