Friday, January 23, 2009

Carson's appointments

I'm pleased to inform everyone that Carson's many appointments have been going well. On Monday we were back at the hospital for a head ultrasound to determine if there has been any swelling in the ventricles of Carson's brain. The radiologists and neurologists found that there has been no change so far when comparing it to Carson's original head ultrasounds taken when he was born. This is great news! We are thrilled that there hasn't been any increasments in the fluid build up. However, this is only the beginning of a long road. Carson will have to repeat these appointments on a weekly basis. After a month or two, if there is still no change, the appointments will occur once a month. After a year of ultrasounds Carson is home free for no shunt surgery if his ultrasounds continue to look good.
We are more and more encouraged with every positive appointment and we feel that we have so much to be thankful for! Even though Carson has turned our lives upside down, he is a blessing and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Coming soon: appointments with orthopedics, urologists, physical therapists and more head ultrasounds. We'll keep ya posted. Thanks for the many prayers!


Leigh and Andy said...

We are SO happy to hear that Carson's appointments have been going so well! What an answer to prayer! It's crazy that one so small can be such an encouragement to us! We can't wait to see the little guy again and to catch up with his mommy and daddy!

Ellen and Duster said...

Great news. We will continue to pray for Carson's health and well being. We also keep you two in our prayers because new parenthood is stressful enough w/o worrying about shunts and all those medical appointments! Take care,

Anonymous said...

Hi Em and Nate! Give Carson a big hug and kiss from us, we are thinking of you, and praying for you all. We are so thankful for all the answered prayer to date! Thanks for the updates.
Carson is so sweet!
Jess and I hope to make a baby visit trip in the next month or 2!
Love, Uncle Keith and Aunt Sandi