Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The power of prayer
We want to take a moment to thank all of you for your prayers - they seem to be working. Little Alex had a head ultrasound this afternoon to monitor the fluids in her brain. After reviewing the pictures, Dr. Handler determined they will pull the external shunt out tomorrow night and see if this has any effect on the fluid. If the levels stay in the normal range, she will not need a shunt (for the time being) and she could be home as soon as this weekend.
All of this goes to show how powerful prayer is, and we still need more of it. 90% of SB kids have shunts, many of them requiring replacements throughout their lives. It's still very possible that this may be a reality for Alex, and the rest of this week is a critical time in determining that.
But for now, this is wonderful news. Praise God.