Morphine makes Ammon feel pretty good -- :) Actually, Ammon doesn't like pain meds and won't ever ask for any but because his heart rate is a little up, they are giving him a light dose of morphine to help him out. He slept in the ICU (cool, quiet room all by himself last night) and I slept in his regular room. I went back in to see him this morning at 6:00 a.m. and he was bright-eyed and busy-tailed. He was happy and talking up a storm. He was relieved and seemed to feel pretty good. He talked non-stop until I had to leave the PICU at 7:00 a.m. He has now been moved back into his regular room. All the doctors have been in to see him this morning and are very pleased and relieved that he did so well with the surgery.
Ammon is now asleep, relaxed and on his way to recovery. There have never been any "bugs" in his head where the shunt was so we may be able to get a new shunt within a couple of weeks. Only time with antibiotics will tell. It will take a while to get all the infection cleared up but we all feel very optimistic. And Ammon is super excited to have his birthday in a regular room.