Great news- Carson is coming home tomorrow! We can hardly believe it. He's finally ready to leave the NICU just in time for the coldest day of the year:)
It's a little scary thinking that Nate and I are completely responsible for Carson. We wish we could not only bring Carson home, but also a nurse! It's scary, but also of course exciting! No longer will we have to say goodbye to my baby; now we get to say goodnight.
Now an update on his recent tests: Carson had an ultrasound on his head in order to find out more about the fluid build up in his head. The radiologists determined that there has been little change since his birth. For now he can come home without a shunt. However, there is still a very possible chance that hydrocephalus could occur which would put in him back in the hospital for another surgery. Carson will continue to have appointments to monitor his head. Hopefully the fluid levels will not go up.
The doctors were also concerned about his kidneys and ability to empty his bladder completely. Recent tests did not tell us much. Carson will be on antibiotics and his bladder will be watched closely.
Today we met with a physical therapist who accessed Carson's leg muscles. He said that Carson had excellent muscles and seemed to use them well. His feet lack flexibility so he showed us some stretches to help. He also said that he believes that Carson will someday walk, perhaps with ankle braces, but he will walk! I couldn't help it, I just started crying. What news!
The events of today were an answer to prayer. God has shown us such mercy. Carson is a blessing; it's amazing how much we love him. Even more amazing is that God loves him even more.
Please continue your prayers for Carson.