Monday, January 25, 2010

Ultrasound Update #2

The last 3 weeks have flown by as we dove back into daily life and planning after the holidays. We even got to go on short cruise to Mexico and spend some much needed relaxation time together.

We had another ultrasound today to measure his head size and the growth of the ventricles. Unfortunately, the ventricles keep growing, so the hydrocephalus has not resolved. They are actually 2x or more than the size they should be. :( Another way of putting it: I am 24 weeks pregnant, but his head his measuring like that of a 26-27 week old.

So we are not out of the woods yet. We'll have another ultrasound in 3 weeks and continue to keep an eye on him. The real risk at this point is that the the growing ventricles could get in the way of the normal brain tissues surrounding them. Fortunately, everything else is growing strong and he is kicking like crazy. Also, if his head gets too big, I could need to have a c-section too.

Our worries have gone by the wayside, for the most part (that's another answer to prayer!) however today's news brings us back to the reality of what this little boy could grow up to be.

We remain in prayer for resolution of this issue and continue to trust God for his wisdom and plan. Thank you for all of your encouragement and prayer over the last several weeks. We've still got about 4 months to go, so don't stop now! We deeply appreciate you!

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