Friday, May 21, 2010
Madison is Hanging in There!
Our latest news on Madison's progress comes after a busy week of drs. appointments for Mandy and Madison. Monday was Mandy's first appointment of the week at Vanderbilt for an MRI. Dr. Bennett was hoping the MRI would show her more detail about the cyst that has developed on Madison's brain and whether it is putting any unnecessary pressure on her already swollen brain (swollen from fluid). Wednesday we journeyed back to Vandy to get the results and an ultrasound. Ultrasounds, as frequently as they have occurred during this pregnancy, are like little gifts each time we go. We've had a chance to observe our Father's amazing creation and watch Madison grow and change in a way that most parents don't get the opportunity to do. Madison waved and stuck out her tongue in Wednesday's ultrasound and we were overjoyed to catch them on the screen. Drs. were not able to gain any further insight about Madison's cyst as the MRI results were inconclusive. Praise God that it apparently isn't big enough to raise any serious flags at this point. Her ventricle dilation stayed exactly the same as it was two weeks ago which is another praise! All in all the dr. didn't believe Madison was in any compromising condition that would require her to be delivered early like we thought at first. So, as for now, June 8th is still supposed to be Madison's birthday. At today's non-stress test, part of Mandy's twice-a-week testing she undergoes, Madison got the hiccups. The nurses could hear them from the hallway while Mandy was on the monitor and got tickled at how bad Madison had them. Mandy's belly was bouncing up and down in perfect time for over five minutes. Poor little girl. All in all, we feel like this week's reports gave us some hope that Madison is hanging in there, just waiting for the time to make her entrance into the world and for God to be glorified in her birth.