her mommy posted a facebook note to update us all on what the doctor had to say.
- Hey everyone! Just got home from Duke.The doctor was amazing- not just because he gave us promising news but he spent a lot of time with us, showing us her MRI and explaining in great detail what was going on. I had never seen Laura's brain, never. So I was impressed that this doctor took the time to answer ALL of our questions and show us exactly what he was talking about.
*** His conclusion was- no surgery. He said that Laura's ventricles are big but they have always been big. He also went on to explain that surgery at this time would be very dangerous, possibly causing her to need 2 shunts. Yeah I said it 2.
He is very cautious about shunts.
He also said... that she could just have a big head- he proceeded to look at Scott and say... like her dad :)
He suggested that she see an eye doctor just to look into her eyes and to maybe have a spinal study to check out her back and see how her nerves are doing.He was very impressed with this 19lb 15 oz bundle of pure lovin that wowed him with her flirty and smily personality.
His plan would be to have another MRI in 3 months keep monitoring her head and symptoms. He said that babies sometimes have extra fluid that they just grow into at about 18 months old (WOULDN'T THAT BE A COMPLETE MIRACLE??????)- he also explained that if she does end up needing it-maybe just the procedure where they go in and fix the ventricle. Once a shunt goes in- it never comes out. It could potentially be bad- constantly in surgery fixing it.
Scott and I are actually going to cancel the surgery that is scheduled for next week and get a 3rd opinion. Take her to an eye doctor and discuss all of this with her pediatrician.
Thank you all so much for prayers and positive thoughts. I feel like tonight I will finally be able to rest just a little easier:) Love you all-and I will keep you posted!
so, thank you! thank you for praying for laura lane,
but please please keep her in your prayers!
pray that the third opinion will be aligned with this second opinion,
as well as pray that LL stays shunt free....even after 18 months of age.
she is a precious girl,
and she continues to help others see how great our God is!!