Two and half weeks ago we were told that it was likely that Suzie's shunt was not working properly. The doctor said her ventricles were much bigger than they should be and her head size had gone from the 2nd to the 60th percentile. So we were very eager to set an appointment for Suzie to be seen again by the doctor. The only thing standing in our way...getting it approved by our insurance!! After calling multiple offices several times a week, we finally got everything approved and were able to make an appointment. The ultrasound is set for 7:30am next Thursday at Children's Hospital. As much as I am not a fan of sitting in rush hour traffic at that hour in the morning, I am just so glad that she was able to get in so soon! She then has to see the Neurosurgeon at 12:45 that afternoon. So we'll have five hours or so to kill...with a 10 month old. No biggie:)
I'm 90% sure she is going to need a surgery to repair the shunt as her head has grown another 1/2 a centimeter since she has been home. A 1/4 of an inch doesn't sound like much, but it brings her into the 72nd percentile for her head size. If she continues to grow at this rate, she'll be off the charts in no time. Please continue to pray for our little girl and for her possible surgery coming up. We are reminded daily to trust in our sovereign and good God. There are so many times every day that I just look at her and praise God for what He has done for our little girl.
Here are a couple recent pics:
3 years ago