March 5, 2008

2 Doctor Appointments

I have been a little behind on updating you. My excuse is that I had the flu last week. Thanks for praying for Whitney's protection. We are so thankful that the virus did not spread to anyone else.

Last week we met with our plastic surgeon. Her back is looking great and there is no concern there. She also is now able to lay on her back. This is great news for Whitney's comfort. It also confirms for me that all is well with her incision. He wants to see her back next month to check her skull. He is concerned that her skull may fuse together too early. This would cause her brain to run out of room to grow. This is something that can happen when a newborn is shunted. The skull bones are somehow tricked into thinking that its job is done and fuses together.

This week we met with Whitney's neurosurgeon. He came to the same conclusion about her skull and also reassured me that this does not always happen but it is something to be aware of. This calmed my nerves about this a little. If it does fuse early we will have to have another surgery but we will pray that her skull fuses together at just the right time. Before our appointment Whitney had a ultrasound of her head and we viewed the results at the doctors office. I love technology! No more waiting 2 weeks for results. Just go down the street and have them explained as you look at them. We looked at the images from her last ultrasound right before her shunt was placed. The difference between the two was amazing. The first on had two huge black spaces where her ventricles were and in the other they we smaller than a pea. I am truly amazed.

We have next week off in the doctor appointment area. A much needed break.


ljbrouwer said...

we will be praying about her skull. So thankful to hear that she is healing well. Maybe she rolled over so soon because she was sick of being on her stomach! Have a great week doctor free!

Anonymous said...

Hi guys!
It's great to hear an update- especially the news about her incision healing so well:) Praise the Lord. I will be praying about the Lord keeping her skull from fusing too soon. So many things to pray for...may the Lord give you His peace as you continue this road less traveled...but a comforting road at that. You are in our thoughts and prayers often.
Love in Christ,
The Wiese family