The surgery finally happened this morning, the shunt is placed and everything went great according to the Neurosurgeon. I personally didn’t talk with him but Eric’s sisters with kids met him this morning right after the surgery. Eric’s mom and I spent most of the day by his side at the hospital waiting for him to wake up but he slept all day, the surgery must have been hard on him. It truly looks like he’s just sleeping which makes it hard to understand his true condition.
I must tell you that I’ve received so many emails with wording like; my church are praying for Anna-Carin and Eric, I’m so touched by the story about ACE and Eric, ACE you’re a strong person…. I go with it, but they I stop myself and realize that you’re actually talking about my husband and I. Wow, what’s going on here, this wasn’t the plan! Is this really happening, and why? My Eric has a sever brain injury?? I’ve had so many telling me how amazed you are by my strength. You know what, I’m amazed too. Fighting for survival is a powerful thing, and I’m surprised to find myself in it without hesitation. I have no choice. For the last month the family and I have seen and participated in some very disturbing things and it will live with us for the rest of our lives. So will your support. YOU are making me strong enough to carry on; knowing that all of you care makes me keep on fighting. I started this blog to keep friends and long-distance family members informed, this week I had over 2,200 viewers in a day. Thank you for being part of our journey, for your belief, and for your kind words and prayers.