Sunday, June 6, 2010

Marathon update

You can put your tongues back in your mouth. No, I did not run a marathon. I am updating you on all that has taken place in the last few weeks since I last blogged. WOW! my last one was Carson's 6 month update.. Old news now. :) Things have been so very busy in Carson's corner of the woods. To keep your interest I will minimize the words and post pictures. Everyone enjoys that. 

--- Uncle Toto and Auntie Re came to visit!!!! It was so very very very nice to see them, and Carson just fell in love with them... as I knew he would.

--- Had Spina Bifida clinic. Saw the urologist, Carson will need a minor surgery to fix what they believe is causing the bladder issue. We will hopefully piggy- back this with his hernia repair. 
---- My daddy was in the hospital, doing great now and is all moved to Florida. Before he left we got a chance to spend some time together.

----- Carson got teeth! 

---- Carson gave us a scare with some "vomiting". We thought that maybe it was hydrocephalus related so we rushed him down to the er at Childrens hospital. They did a ct scan and wanted to keep us over the weekend for observation and discuss placing a shunt on Monday. ie.. the dr. took the weekend off and we can't send you home. Well after realizing how bad of an idea it would be to keep him there all weekend and then consider surgery once he and us were totally exhausted, and since Carson was doing very well. Bob and I discussed it with the resident pediatricians and we broke free. He had no further episodes and we believe that it was most likely due to the fact that he over ate.

---- Saw the ortho. and got molds for his feet braces. I would like to add a blessing to this. While the casts were off and we were waiting for the dr. I played with Carson and did some of his therapy routines. While we were playing he was trying to roll front to back, well I gave him a little help and got him set up. He lifted his legs up at his thighs. It was a slight movement but praise the Lord for this miracle moment.

---- Saw  the neurosurgeon and reviewed the results from the ct scan. The scan showed only minimal increase in ventricular size, millimeters. We discussed the shunt placement and decided to hold off a little longer since he is developing well and showing no signs of trouble. This is a tough choice because Carson's head circumference has him in the 98th percentile, but with no significant increase showing on the scan we have a tough fence to walk on of is it growth or Hydro. Please keep this in your prayers. 

---- And in between all the coming and going. We have just had some fun hanging out. 

Psalms 145:3  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable


  1. Look how big Carson is getting! I am so proud of him. He has out fingers...Hee Hee Love all of the pictures! Everyone looks great! Carson should be a movie star, he is so good looking...Judging by the mirror shot, I think he knows he is handsome!

  2. Yeah no shunt. He looks great! My Hayden had multiple surgeries with his urologist when he had his hernia repair. Poor boys. I hope they don't remember any of this and that the surgeries will solve those problems. God Bless.

  3. I do love the background. it is very cute. Miss you all so much. Hugs and kisses to my little man. Love Aunt Re and Uncle Toto! :)

  4. Karen, he such a darling little boy! I am so glad the past few weeks have gone well. He is making such amazing progress! I hope we can get the babies together this summer and have a pool outing. I also hope you can make a "Mom's Night Out" so we can all have fun together. Maybe next time we'll need to do a dinner/movie combo! We'll see! Talk to you soon!

  5. Carson is adorable! I've seen you at BabyCenter's SB group. I love all the pictures. Sounds like he's doing great!