The weeks are flying by and I can't believe Whitney is going to be 6 weeks old on Monday. We were blessed this week again by the presence of Matt's mom. She was only going to come for a few days and ended up staying the week due to weather. I love the snow!
We had an appoinment at the neurosurgeon this week. He was very encouraging and reminded me that every week and every month without an infection is a milestone. Her incisions look so good that I didn't think infection was a great risk any longer. He said that infection can fester for months and not show itself right away if bacteria got in her body during any of her surgeries. Needless to say please still pray that she is continues to be infection free. I asked many questions, as I am sure every mother does, and I was reassured on all of them. I still worry but I am not crazy about it...at least I don't think I am. We scheduled a head ultrasound for early March to check on how things are working with the shunt.
The physical therapist came for her weekly visit. As you many remember Whitney's lesion on her back was located at L-3 to L-4. This tells us aproximatly which nerves were damaged so we know what the outcome looks like is regaards to the future. She noticed that she has more movement on her left side and stated that she thought that her left side function was the equivalant of an L-5! This means that she has more nerve sensation on this side. I did not know that there was a possibility for the sides to be different but the nerve damage can be more severe to some nerves than others. We were greatly encouraged by this and look forward to seeing how else God surprises us.
We are now halfway through our incubation period at home. 6 more weeks! Please feel free to visit if you are healthy. I thrive on the adult interaction. (: