Last night we asked people to pray specifically for Carson’s head to decrease in size. This morning it had gone down ¼ of a centimeter. Praise the Lord. Emily also got to breast feed today. It was a little awkward because he still has to be flat on his stomach, but he managed okay. It was really fun!
We also had some not-so-good news. The doctors said not to get too excited yet about the lack of swelling in his brain. Often times it can take up to a month before the baby requires a shunt… More waiting.
We were really excited about Carson’s ability to pee on his own, but it appears some urine may be refluxing back into his kidneys. They are doing a VUR test to check for that tomorrow. It may be a symptom of the surgery, or it could be from the Spin bifida. Please pray specifically for this tonight.
We also realized today that his feet are clubbing some. Not in the traditional sense where the toes curl down, but his feet won’t bend down past 90 degrees. Sometime in the future they will do physical therapy to try and help it.
Emily and I are going home today. It’s sad because we won’t get to spend as much time with him. Last year a friend of mine had a baby and I asked them, “So now that you have a baby, what do you do with it?” I guess now I know. You stare at him because you can’t get enough. Carson is the best little boy we could ask and we couldn’t imagine life without him. Thanks for your continued prayers.
Love you guys,
Nate & Em