Home for now!

Quick update for everyone… Sam got to come home Tuesday night! Only to have to go back to the hospital next Monday. But we’ll take what we can get!

Basically, an MRI showed a golfball-sized cyst in his brain. This is a result of his battle with meningitis… The doctor is also convinced there are several other small cysts in his brain. Therefore, he will go in on Monday and slice the large cyst in half, allow it to drain via Sam’s shunt, break up the other small cysts he finds, and cut around his shunt to get it back in the correct spot. Because of the size of the cyst, it’s compromising Sam’s shunt. Not a malfunction at least. Suck, suck, and more suck.

While the neurosurgeon is working, the pediatric general surgeon will be repairing an inguinal hernia on the little man, along with finally getting him circumcised. 3 surgeries in 1! Yay! <–sense the sarcasm. At least this means he will only have to be put under anesthesia once.

We’re also seeing a large team of specialists to figure out what the heck is going on with his eating. He had an Upper GI test today to see if there are any structural abnormalities (there aren’t), and also another feeding evaluation. The swallow study is going to wait until next week when he’s back in the hospital. They want to see if the operation will help his eating at all.

So here we are. The StibbeFam is all together again under one roof. Plus a Grandpa Oyos šŸ™‚

Here are their 5-month pictures!!!


Our new beautiful bear quickly became Jack's chew toy...

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Auntie K says:

    Cutest. Boys. Ever.

  2. Randy & Nancy says:

    I agree with Auntie K – Cute, Cute, Cute! Love the one of the boys with Mya and their bear. Hope our Little Sam feels much better after his surgery!
    Take Care Love and Hugs…..Nancy

  3. Grandma Laur says:

    Sam, you have never failed to WOW your Drs. Three surgeries? Nothing you can’t handle my little buddy. These pictures are so adorable!!!!

    I’m so glad to see Mya with you boys, she is really starting to enjoy you. I think she knows there are some fun days ahead playing with you in your new yard.

  4. Carol & Elton says:

    Okay now Sweet Sam—you get in and out of that surgery and show those Dr’s once again what a strong fighter you are!! Before you know it, you’ll be back at home with the gang. I love your and Jack’s 5 month picture with your new bear and Mya–absolutely adorable!!! Sending lots of love to everyone–Carol

  5. Jenilee Vogel says:

    Enjoy your weekend at home! What a busy time for you guys! New house, short hospital stays, etc. (You guys have learned to manage “busy” like its “the norm” though!) So glad we were able to get everything lined up for Monday! I will try and sneek up to visit you. I’ll definately be thinking of you all! Take care! Good luck Sam šŸ™‚


    P.S. Those pics are too cute!

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