Monday, April 30, 2018

one month post op

We are officially a month out from our shunt revision in March, and I can happily say that this surgery was an excellent decision.

I can’t tell you how good it feels to type that because in the days leading up to it, J.B. and I felt absolutely tortured. Her scans were so clear, but her symptoms were so bad. It was logically the next step, but it’s also incredibly hard to give the nod to a neurosurgeon when you don’t have brain scans to back up the decision. 

Needless to say, we brought home a change gal last month. And it’s stunned us over and over again to watch her bloom. Because her shunt failure was so slow and intermittent, we never saw the dramatic change that many people experience in this situation. We didn’t even realize just how different she had become over time until after surgery, when her full, feisty personality came back in full force.

I guess I say all that to say:
Follow your gut. Mom gut is so real.
Trust your team. I’d put my money on Vanderbilt’s neurosurgery team a hundred times over, and I’m so glad to have the relationship with them that we do.

Now, we just get to watch Eliza doing what she does best: impress us! Her already fantastic language has blown up! Her physical therapy has taken off! And her overall attitude is just so dang enjoyable! Even that big patch of hair they had to shave worked out fine. It's right under where her hair bow rests! Woohoo!

God is good all the time! And all the time, God is good.

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