We took Lily for her 6th month checkup yesterday and got some sort of bad news. Incase you don't already know, they have a chart that the drs chart the progress your baby makes on. When Lily was born she was in the 50th percentile for everything ( height, weight and head circumfrence) At her 4 month checkup everything was still on the 50th ( they want to make sure that things don't all of a sudden jump or go down) But yesterday she was still on the 50th for height and weight but had jumped to the 95th for head circumfrence. Her dr. is worried that for some reason her body isn't draining her brain fluid properly and that it is collecting and making her head grow bigger. They are sending her for an ultrasound sometime next week and then we will know better. At this point we don't know much other than it is something that will have to be taken care of quickly if it is indeed a problem with draining the fluid because as her soft spots close the pressure can cause developmental problems so they want to do it quickly as possible. She has been moved to the front of the list to see the Pediatrician and we won't know much more till that happens. It is hard to know what to pray for cause we don't really know what if anything is wrong. But we would ask for prayer just the same... there are a lot of logistical things that will have to happen if indeed she needs surgery as it would have to happen in Edmonton... but again.. we don't know if that is indeed what will happen yet.. We will keep you posted when we know more.
Thankyou for your prayers.
Anne and David