Re: Phoebe: Question re: burr hole/subdural strips
Katie doesn't want to miss too much school because she understands what could happen to this school year's grades. She understands the importance of this surgery, as do we, but she doesn't want to have to redo the school year either. We could have had the surgery sooner and skipped this year all together, we purposefully set up this timing. I believe Katie will be more stressed at home than at school, knowing it is compromising the work she has already put in. (2 terms worth of final exams=14 exams)
We are hoping that the 6 week mark is the "outer" range of recovery time. Why would the Epi tell us up to 3 weeks back in December, for this surgery? She also works with the neurosurgeon, Katie will have, almost daily. I would assume she would be careful when quoting time frames, knowing how this neurosurgeon works. It wasn't a rushed meeting either. It was a non-clinic day, so we were her only appt. that morning. We were with her for an hour, along with the same clinic nurse specialist, who I spoke with regarding the above post. This particular nurse is very detail oriented. I call her a "lab coat" nurse. She should have probably been an MD herself, she is very bright. She's been in neurology since we came on board 15 years ago.
I guess we will have to take it day by day and see what happens. We have to trust that because Katie is a healthy young lady, it will be a plus in her recovery. The comment from the nurse threw a monkey wrench in all that I had worked out with the school. We are on spring break now and the headmaster is going to Italy with Andrew's group...so that leaves no one to discuss this with until they return. (the afternoon before the new term starts!)
The risk of infection is what they are concerned about. Another positive is that our school is small. Only 27 kids in the highschool and 150 in the entire school K-12. So, I will try to stay positive with this issue. It will work out whatever way it is meant to. If we need to hire a personal tutor until the end of the year, it will be all part of the plan. I guess it's only money and will settle itself out in the end, NOT that we are that well off that we can throw another big chunk of cash out the door, but it is what it is.
Go with the flow...
Thanks for your response, I appreciate it!
mom of Katie, the most courageous young lady I know