Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A not so typical Wednesday...

Every Wednesday morning I attend a precious Mom's Bible study at my church. Maddie spends Wednesday afternoons with her friends Max and Zeke. While Maddie is hanging out with her friends I use that time to spend with Fletcher. He's been having some problems with his left eye and as the nurse practitioner, Julie was looking at it I asked her to look at a bump on the top of Fletcher's head. She felt the bump and was very suspicious of it. She called Dr. Khichi (Fletcher's PCP) and he told her to order an MRI. Well, Julie wasn't convinced that this was the best way to go so she called a pediatric neurologist. The two of them decided Fletcher needed to have an emergency CT scan. They wanted to rule out water on his brain or a brain bleed. Needless to say, I was becoming more afraid with every bit of information I was receiving. I called Craig and he came up to the Center. Children's Hospital said they could do the CT scan if we got there immediately. That meant Craig and I would have to drive him there in our van. Normally this would be a problem because I don't keep Fletcher's car seat in our car, but remember last week when Fletcher was supposed to go to church with us? Well, I hadn't taken the car seat out of my van so it was in there and we were set to go. Thank you, Jesus! Well, we had a CT scan at Children's at the end of June and it was a fiasco! So, Julie went with us to make sure everything went well. I'm so thankful she went because although it took about 2 hours of waiting we didn't have too many problems. They had to do the scan two different times because the first one didn't get good pictures. In an attempt to keep Fletcher calm, Craig and I stood on either side of him and sang at least ten rounds of 'Old MacDonald'. Anyway, they were able to rule out the water on the brain and the brain bleed, but Fletcher is still going to have to have a MRI, hopefully very soon. The person reading the CT said the bump looked like a spongy bone and that it was about an inch and a half deep. That's weird. We're not completely sure we understand what a spongy bone is and how it would pop up in a day. So, we're thankful that he will have a MRI. The first picture I posted is from yesterday, if you look closely you can see a slight bump where his soft spot was. The others are from the second CT scan.

Yesterday at the eye doctor What a trooper, that's a smile on his face! Oh yeah, and he's supposed to be sedated!
Again, he's supposed to be out like a light!
Sweetest daddy in the world!

Fletcher is back at the Center and is resting well. Craig and I are so thankful to the Lord for this turning out not to be a nightmare. We are grateful for Julie being so aggressive and proactive today. We feel so much better knowing that Fletcher is being taken care of by such wonderful people. We would of course, appreciate your prayers. One, that we could find out what this bump is, two, that we would be able to get an MRI very soon, and three, for the doctors and nurses dealing with Fletcher will have wisdom and discernment.

8 comments:

Mayhem And Miracles said...

Oh Denise, I am so sorry for all of that. That would be worrisome having something like that pop up out of no where. Your specifics will be on my mind whenever I pray for Fletcher. And thank you, Lord, for the car seat!

janet c said...

OK, so I'm confused. Is this a continuation of Flrtcher's Story, Part 1, or is this a new today thing? His soft spot has long ago grown in and he's not tubed up in the pictures, so I'm thinking this is a re-telling? Will you answer via the Comment area? I imagine other people may wonder.

Denise said...

Janet,
Fletcher had an emergency CT yesterday. So, this is a 'fresh' post.

pyoung said...

Dearest Sister:

I am so very thankful that you had precious Julie with you this time and did not have a repeat of what happened in June! THANK YOU, LORD! He WAS with you during this visit as you can well know and we are so very thankful!!!! I will be in prayer for t

pyoung said...

Dearest Sister:

I am so very thankful you had precious Julie with you - what a Godsend and what a different trip than last June! THANK YOU, LORD!

I am so very THANKFUL! I pray for GOD's healing touch on our cherished boy Fletcher Burns! I pray for Wisdom for the physicians to be able to discern what this is and how best to handle the situation. Heavenly Father - draw near to Denise and Craig and hel them with the heavy load they carry today - let them know YOU are near and you care and will carry this load with them and will keep in perfect peace all who trust in YOU, whose thoughts are fixed on YOU! AMEN!

I LOVE YOU, NEE NEE!!! :)paula

Catherine said...

Oh Denise, I had not idea what was going on with Fletcher. We all will be praying very hard for him and if it okay I will put him on Andrew's website for prayers. I'm glad the CT went okay and we will pray that MRI will to. We will pray that this spot will go away just like Andrew's ulcers did and believe that it will. If you ever need a babysitter I think the girls would have a grand time. I'm always here for you!!!

Kristin's Blog said...

You gotta love that huge grin! That is why we all love our Fletcher! Nothing can get his spirits down!

Sniz said...

That picture of Craig touching Fletcher's face is one of the sweetest things in the world. It brings tears to my eyes. I am praying.