It appears the ventricles in Baby's little brain are now measuring over 16mm. Two months ago they were measuring just over 10mm, which was enough of a concern that we were sent to Iowa City. This amount of fluid seems to be a severe problem, as well as the fact that it seems to be increasing. There also may be some issue with the corpus callosum (the part that connects the 2 sides of the brain), but the ultrasound in Dubuque could not confirm that. We now have to go back to Iowa City next week for another level II ultrasound and to consult with a specialist. We hope at the very least to get some kind of diagnosis at this time.
Here are some specific things you can pray for:
1. That the ventricle size in the brain would decrease to under 10mm (this is the "magic" number).
2. That the corpus callosum would be healthy.
3. That we would have strength and peace in this time of uncertainty
It is hard not to be frustrated and worry at this time, but we are placing our trust in the Author and Giver of life.
We will have an update for you all on March 4th, the day of our appointment (which is at 8:45am).
Thank you for your prayers for us and our little one!