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Thursday, May 22, 2008

jaxon update-05/22/08

thanks be to God!

the concern was that there was too much fluid in the ventricles of the brain (hydrocephalus). the news is that while the levels are slightly elevated and will need pretty close monitoring, for right now it is not moderate or severe, only elevated. "High normal" is what the specialist called it.

"Normal measurement" would be considered 8-10 mm on an ultrasound measurement of the ventricle. Jaxon's measure anywhere from 8-11 mm.

I go back in 2 weeks to see how the measurements are. We will continue to be monitored throughout the remainder of the pregnancy.

Our God is Good! We breathe sighs of extreme relief; and I know we'll be resting well tonight.

He is measuring great in every other way...2 lbs exactly and everything physically looked good.

I know that this is a result of some fervent prayer to God and I want to let you know our sincere thanks for everything you've done for us over the past week and a half of waiting.

We will continue to keep you posted, please continue to pray that the fluid levels stay the same; even decrease a bit.

The doctor said we're not "out of the woods" yet...that there are elevated levels...but I feel complete peace and am soooooooo grateful to God for answering so many prayers.

More Info and Medical Explanation-

Wikipedia

OB Focus Info

Children's Hospital Boston Link-Great Explanation

I'll close with some pretty amazing pictures of our baby from today.



nose and lips

sleeping at the end of the ultrasound with his hand on his face

in case you were wondering if he was still a boy....

foot

big strong arm

a bit of the face

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Lynn said...

Praise be to God!!

Jaxon is so lucky to have you and Asah as parents.

5/22/2008 7:03 PM  
Blogger The Hartzog's said...

Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!! I know ya'll were so relieved to get that doctor's visit behind you. We'll continue for Jaxon and a healthy rest of the pregnancy.

5/22/2008 7:38 PM  
OpenID katiecottle said...

So thankful!! Tara, I checked your page like 100 times today checking on y'all! We are so happy and we'll continue praying!

5/22/2008 10:33 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I just almost started sobbing here at work. Praise the Lord! We will keep on praying for great results! Love you guys!

5/23/2008 8:50 AM  
Blogger nick said...

Awesome news! I know your so thankful. We will be continuing to pray for jaxon !

5/23/2008 10:55 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

What an answer to prayers! Praise the Lord! I know ya'll are so relieved. I actually took care of a 2 pounder at work this week. Very cute size...but Jaxon needs to stay in a little longer and get all cute and fat! Great news! Keep us posted!

5/23/2008 11:28 AM  
Blogger angie said...

Amen!!!! I am so glad to hear the good news! Glad you guys can get a little relief.

5/23/2008 4:39 PM  
Blogger Josh & Donna said...

praise the Lord! love u guys.

5/26/2008 11:54 AM  

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