Friday, January 23, 2009

MRI Results

Because Crew was already on a ventilator and sedated because of the surgery, they chose to get the brain MRI done today. They called this afternoon with the promising results. It looked "beautiful"! Yay! They were concerned about his large ventricles, as shown in the ultrasound, particularly the right one. There is evidence of a past brain bleed, previously undetected because of its position. While we don't know if it was stage 1, 2, or 3, we do know that it never reached stage 4, leaking into the surrounding brain tissue, and the current nature of it leads them to believe that this should have no longterm effect on Crew's development. I didn't understand all of the explanation, but I heard "beautiful" and "should have no longterm effects whatsoever" very clearly!

4 comments:

sandygb said...

I have been following Crew's journey from the very beginning, but this is my first comment. I am a digi-scrapper at DSP and just had to let you know how happy I am that Crew's MRI results are so positive. What a huge relief for you and your family!!!! Yay Crew!!!! You are truly a miracle baby...

thunderbugs said...

So glad to here things are going so well for Crew...you sure have a little fighter on your hands! Keep it up Crew and you'll be home before you know it!!!

Brooke said...

Naomi had gade 3 brain bleeds on both sides. So far she has no lasting effects. I hope for the best with Crew.

K2 Designs said...

WOOOOOOO
HOOOOOOO!!! What awesome news! Come on Crew! Keep on fighting little man!