Update on Jerard

Jerard started running a fever last night and is on medicine for a urinary tract infection and a fungal infection.

He had a cranial ultrasound yesterday which shows that the pockets of fluid between his brain and skull are shrinking but the ventricals are not refilling as they should. It appears all the CSF is collecting in the areas between the brain and skull. These areas are drained by the external drains temporarily in place.

A CT scan will be done Saturday to get a clearer picture of what is going on in Jerard's skull.

He will probably have another surgery on Tuesday to put in an internal drainage from the pockets of fluid to his abdomen.

The external drainage system can only be in place up to 10 days. Beyond that the risk of systemic infection from the external drains gets very high.

Keep him and us in your prayers. Thanks.