Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our God is So Good


Wow. We've been on such a roller coaster of emotions the past couple of weeks. If you missed it, we were told that Stella had craniosynostosis after having some x-Rays done back in December. 

Yesterday, bright and early, we loaded up and headed to Little Rock to Arkansas Children's Hospital to have a CT done and meet with a craniofacial specialist. Of course, we ran into construction traffic and got there about 10 minutes late. That didn't stress me out and make me cry.

We had the CT done at 8:30. Stella was a rockstar, as I knew she would be. They put some weight on her to hold her still. But she didn't move her head, didn't cry, nothing. We were in and out in about 5 minutes. 
We then headed up to the Neuroscience department. We went in for her appointment at about 9:45. They did the routine measurements and then we headed to an exam room. First we spoke with a nurse practitioner; answered some questions, she felt around on Stella's  head, and we gave her our x-Rays. She left and told us the doctor would be in soon. 
 
At about 11 the doctor came in. She started asking us questions; what brought us to Childrens, how was my third trimester, any complications during delivery, and so on. We immediately thought something must be terribly wrong. She then proceeds to feel around on Stella's  head, which just made Stella  mad. Then she just flat out tells us that she looked at the CT and Stella does not have craniosynostosis. There is nothing wrong with her head. I'm sorry, come again. We were completely dumbfounded. She explains that basically, like all babies, her skull contracted during delivery and part of her skull hasn't "popped" out yet; there's still an overlap. That if we're not happy with how it looks when she's about 7 months old we can come back and have it fixed with a "shaping helmet". I'm sorry, come again. Again, completey dumbfounded. There's absolutely no signs that her skull has fused anywhere. Wow. And that was that. She left the room, and I couldn't stop smiling. 
 
We walked out into the waiting room where Pop immediately knew the results based on my smile. We tried to psych mom out but I couldn't contain the excitement. We gave our thanks and praises to God for working this miracle on our precious girl! Thank goodness Mimi  and Pop were there because it was a pretty long morning, and Wyatt definitely enjoyed the company! 
 
We, of course, had to go have a #Stellabration! We headed to DIAMOND BEAR BREWING COMPANY for some lunch, beers, and t-shirts!
 

 
I want to send out a huge thank you to all of you for the prayers and well wishes. Family, friends, readers, strangers, THANK YOU. Without you God's miracle would not have happened for our princess. 


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