Friday, October 19, 2012

Go For Re-entry

Just got secondhand word from the OR, the surgeon is initiating procedures for Lisa's reentry to consciousness, aka begun closing procedures. I did not personally speak to the nurse so I do not know what stage of the procedure they are in. In neurosurgery there will be multiple stages beginning with fabricating new dura mater* from other body tissue as well as some magic ingredients**, then replacing and securing the cranial bone removed for access, and reattaching any muscles necessary, and finally closing the epidermis. As you might guess this could still be some time; however, she is on her way back folks, the recovery vessels have been informed to expect splashdown.
Next update will be when the surgeon comes to tell me how things went.


*The tough fibrous membrane covering the brain and the spinal cord and lining the inner surface of the skull. It is the outermost of the three meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord.
 ** man, I know I'm tired when I resort to that phrase.


  1. You're doing good. Sounds like Lisa is in good hands.

  2. Hoping for landing on her feet- just like fellow dropping from space.

  3. Thanks so much for the update Kevin.