not without complications. First of all, the thing they went in to take out (cavernoma) -- well it looks like he has another one a little further back and in a more sensitive area So he's going to need annual MRI's to monitor it. And although he was discharged last Thursday, I had to drive him the 50 miles back to the hospital late Friday because his pain level had been at about an 8+ since we arrived home. SO he ended up being readmitted through the ER and just finally came home today (Tuesday). He goes back on Monday to have the 26 staples removed from his head... I had the pleasure of sleeping on a creaky, lumpy rollaway bed for a week (well, actually, the first night I got to sleep in a recliner in the ICU) and being woken up during the vitals checks, medications dosing, IV bag changes, and nursing shift changes right along with him. Not to mention the completely sleepless night on Thursday and Friday and the extreme distress Saturday while the nursing staff tried to pull their heads out and get him the right pain medications (they plopped him on the orthopedic floor instead of the neurosurg floor claiming not enough staffing). Add to that the stress of trying to keep his family from smothering him and making sure he got the rest he really needed, and trying not to worry about the fact that the difficult child's was probably not getting any homework done while the various grandparents were watching them. SO glad to be home! Next on my list is a meeting in the morning with a neuropsychologist to discuss difficult child 2's issues... I'm ready for a vacation!