The nurse called today with the following message (all medical terms are spelled phonetically and are probably not correct):
- The white matter of James' brain is appropriate for his age.
- No cortical displacia (no inflammation)
- No hydrocephalus (no extra fluid)
- All arteries are patent (blood flow is good)
- All regions appear normal
- No abnormal intercranial enhancement
What this means is there is NO BRAIN DAMAGE!!!!
I made the nurse read through everything twice. I asked her if it meant what I thought it meant - no brain damage. I asked her if she was sure since his first MRI showed brain damage and he had no pulse for 61 minutes. She verified with the doctor - everything looked normal.
I asked her how it would happen that a damaged brain would heal and she replied, "A miracle. But the human body is amazing, especially the brain, and especially in one so small."
I know the human body is amazing, but so is my God! We are confident that He has answered our prayers (yours and mine!) and healed my son! There are some residual effects of his initial trauma (for instance, he still needs thickened feeds and physical therapy for his legs) but he has met every developmental milestone of a three month old, and we are confident that he will continue to do so.
Thank you for your prayers and support! And thank God for His goodness and generosity! May our God be praised!