Posted on Friday~March 13, 2009
Here's what we learned during Asher's day of testing yesterday:
The ventricles that were over-loaded with spinal fluid before his shunt surgery are just a fraction of the size they once were. It amazes me that our bodies can spring back and recover from such things. When Asher's hydrocephalus was discovered, the over-flowing ventricles took up over half of the upper part of his brain, pushing into those lobes like a hand squeezing a sponge. But now, everything appears to be back in order. His valve is working as it should!
As the janitor at my college used to say, "PRAISE-A-LUIA TO YA!"
(I'm pretty sure there's a Hallelujah in there somewhere.)
So now, we plan to carry on with life as usual. And that sounds really good.
We'll gobble up moments like this:
In which the book Asher is reading apparently says he can have a pacifier forever,
In which he discovers that it's HIM in that little window on the video camera,