October 17th 2008

Cristian had surgery today. The doctors had trouble with the procedure, the Third Ventriculostomy and had no other choice but to just fix the Shunt. Cristian’s first two surgeries only took approximately one hour. This time around Cristian was in Surgery from approximately 4pm to about 8pm or so. When Cristian came out of Surgery he was having trouble breathing on his own so Cristian needed to have a breathing tube inserted. This is so hard on us because there were no complications with the first two surgeries. After Cristian got the tube put in they transported Cristian to ICU across the street at Cornell. Cristian has many people Praying for him. This is just a bump in the road which we will overcome.

John “Gungie” Rivera
Forever Cristian’s Daddy