Where do I even begin?
I have become a terribly lax blogger. Blame corn harvest; blame the number of doctor's visits...
nah, just blame me for not making the time.
But this little update is well worth it!
So much has happened in the last week.
First, Khloie had her sedated MRI 10 days ago.
I was a little nervous taking her by myself since it was her first experience with anesthesia since coming home. But she did awesome!
Then she had eye surgery 5 days ago.
She was scheduled for a bi-lateral rectus recession for infantile esotropia (crossed eyes).
The surgery only lasted an hour, and Little Miss recovered well, so we left the hospital within a few hours and with noticeable change!
This picture was taken 2 days after surgery! She just has this glow about her. We've even seen improvement in her motor skills since surgery.
Then on Friday we met her neurologist to discuss the MRI results. We were believing for a miracle. We serve an awesome God!!!
In Dr. Norman's words: "She is a miracle baby." Here MRI images are frightening, to say the least. They confirm extensive brain damage due to 'an event' either pre-birth or soon after. So much so that such an event would typically render her unable to walk or talk and would certainly affect her vision. The miracle is that her brain has compensated and re-wired to perform these functions in other areas of the brain that are not damaged.
She still has the diagnosis of CP, and the good news is that it is not progressive! We should not expect to see diminished physical function! She might experience learning difficulties and have to work extra hard in school. But truly, she is a miracle!
Thank you, JESUS!!!