Avery's Family

Avery's Family

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Good news all around

Avery's tests all came back with good news. Her hearing test showed that she hears better than we thought or should I say the doctors thought, so no hearing aids.  Her MRI showed that her shunt is working properly and the cyst that was drained on her spine has not come back.  The neurosurgeon showed me images of her spinal cord with the cyst and now. Her spinal cord is no longer pushed against her vertebrae but her spinal cord in that area remains thin. What does this mean? Well, nothing apparently Avery has proved them wrong thus this far. So I suspect she will continue to do so. The neurosurgeon did express how he was surprised that she gained function back in her legs. Funny how he never mentioned that after the surgery. Although it probably would've been more than I could handle at that time. We are so thankful for all she can do. One more thing, Avery did not have to be on a ventilator during her ABR test or MRI while sedated. This is awesome! Typically she is on the ventilator anytime she is asleep. Could she be out growing the sleep apnea? This is a possibility. We may be getting rid of her trach sooner than we thought. Thank you for all your prayers and taking this journey with us.

1 comment:

  1. OH MY!!!! What great news! This is amazing to hear! congrats on the great test results!!!!