|Love this kid!|
Well, tomorrow is the big day. Felix has to see the Paediatrician to discuss the results of his MRI scan and what is going to be done, if anything, about the excess fluid in the ventricles of his brain. If I said I wasn't feeling nervous or apprehensive I would be lying, but I am trying really hard to push away any negative thoughts.
Just a recap for those new to our story:
Felix had an ultrasound of his brain every 2 weeks from when I was 25 weeks pregnant until he was born at 36 weeks. He also had a foetal MRI scan when he was still in my tummy. All of the scans came back showing high levels of fluid on his brain (hydrocephalus). The day after he was born an ultrasound, through the fontanelle (the gap in the skull on a baby's head) miraculously showed that his ventricles were fine and there was nothing wrong. We went into celebration mode after being told to expect the worst.
|Our beach baby|
Best case scenario
|Singing with his teddy|
We haven't seen a copy of the report from the MRI yet so we are unsure of what the measurements of his ventricles are. We are really hoping they are at a level which will be able to be monitored and he won't have to have anything invasive done. It's comforting to be living in a day and age where placing shunts to drain fluid from the brain is a relatively straightforward surgery, but it's still not something I want to think about right now.
|How could you not smile at that face?|
Felix is oblivious to all the fuss and worry. He's just woken up from a long sleep, eaten a big lunch and is in a fantastic mood! He is making all his crazy faces to get us to laugh at him and clapping his hands, loving the attention. I'm going to spend the afternoon enjoying the happiness and joy coming from my precious little man. His life has already been such an inspiration to me. How can I be sad when I look in those beautiful blue eyes?