April 7, 2008


Whitney is now 3 months old and we are doing wonderful which is why we have not posted. Just to let you know, it is a good sign when we do not post. (: All is well. We did have an appointment last week with the neurosurgeon and it was very encouraging. He reminded me of the signs of shunt failure which was a good reminder. Because things have been going well I have not been stressed about her shunt and honestly do not think of it much. So, he encouraged me to continue to be observant. A healthy reminder.

Today we went to the hospital to have a renal ultrasound done. This was an ultrasound of her bladder and kidneys. I tried to 'read' the ultrasound while it was being done but unfortunately I could not decipher what I was looking at. Wednesday we will go to the urologist and he will interpret them for us. My understanding is that they are checking to see if any urine is backing up into the kidneys and if so how much. I will tell you more later this week. She has not needed a catheter up to this point so our prayer is that we would not have to begin and that her bladder and kidneys would function properly.


Anna said...

Hi Susan,
So glad to hear all is going well for you guys. Hard to believe Whitney is 3 months already! Thanks for the update in how we can praying. Take care!
Anna Heald

ljbrouwer said...

thanks for posting. we think and pray for you often. happy to hear that all is going well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susie,
Thanks for sharing ! Our prayers for continued good health and progress are spoken on your behalf ! We love and think of you often, stay strong & positive, as you have been. love, aunt Kathy