For many of you who have been following the blog know that Whitney's MRI appointment was last week Tuesday. This was a source of extreme anxiety for me. This past month I have really been able to enjoy Whitney and watch her grow and develop right before our eyes. She has been progressing right on schedule and as the MRI neared I almost became less and less scared and more and more optimistic - she has been doing SO GREAT.
We received the wonderful news that Whitney's MRI had come back with no brain damage! The doctor was very pleased with how the scans looked and during his checking up on her he thought she looked great and that the cooling treatment was a success. While only time will tell on how she develops both physically and any possible speech delays, the MRI was clean.
What an emotional day that was for our family. As I stood by her while she was in the MRI tube, listening to the sounds and hums and moans of the machine, I could not help but cry. If you would have asked me 4 months ago before she was born, I never would have imagined that we would be doing such things. Words that have become part of our language "delays", "MRI", "brain damage" should not be part of any new parents vocabulary. And standing there, watching your daughter get an MRI, with the outcome unknown, with so many questions running through your head is almost too much. All I could do is let the tears stream down and pray.
The doctor said he wouldn't need to do anymore MRI's and basically wished us well and said he could see us back in another 6 months. The news was great and we are so thankful. We are very optimistic about Whitney's future. We know there could be speedbumps along the way, but with strength, all you can do is take one day at a time.