of our Claire, and another trip to the hospital for more tests. This is the day she had her follow-up MRI for her neurosurgeon, Dr. G. She has not seen this doctor since June when he pronounced that she did not have hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus, or "water on the brain" is common in children born with spina bifida, especially the type she has. So common, in fact that all Claire's doctors were certain that she had at least a mild case of it and shocked when her MRI proved them wrong! However, she did show that she had large ventricles, but ventricles that were draining well. Dr. G. ordered today's MRI back in June because he felt it would be prudent to check for any changes after a 6 month period. We do not have an appointment set up with the doctor and will not need to see him unless this MRI shows any negative changes. We have not seen any signs what-so-ever of hydrocephalus and don't expect to hear that there has been any change in her status. But, we would apprieciate any prayers that are sent up for Claire!
Though today's tests are just precautionary, she had to be sedated and that is never any fun for her! The good news is that she shouldn't have to have another MRI anytime soon if this one shows no change!! As a matter-of-fact, she will be released by the neurosurgeon and simply be followed by the spina bifida team, not to have to see him again unless there is a concern!