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Saturday, May 17, 2008


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


polarpegs said...

Hey girlie - I love to read your updates. Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you guys and praying for the best outcome. Lean on your friends up there. You know that YKers offer the best support system.

Koala Bear said...

Oh Anne, I am so sorry to hear about this. I know all about getting bad news from the doctor and how hard it is not knowing what is going on or what the next steps will be. We're praying for you!! ((hugs))

Jason & Erin said...

I'm sure the waiting and not knowing and the worrying is very hard right now. Please know that we are thinking about you and praying for you.
Erin (for Jason and Gabe)

Kandace Groenewegen said...

Hi Anne,
Jeff and I (&Grayson) will be praying for little Lily. Let us know how things are going.....I will be calling soon (we are in town this week).
:-) Kandace