Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Today the doctor increased Brody's feedings and wants them given over only an hours time. This will get him ready to be able to have me nurse him. They again lowered his high flow machine (oxygen) and is only on 1 liter now, so the next step will be to take him completely off it. That was the only good news I received this morning, the rest was devastating. I knew it wasn't going to be good when the doctor pulled up a chair and sat next to me. He told me they got the MRI results back from yesterday. The results show that there is abnormalities present and he can't tell us for sure a prognosis. He is going to have a neurologist come talk to us tomorrow about what we can expect. He said there isn't one area that he can pin point an abnormality, but as a whole "it just doesn't look right". He went on to say that Brody has a high risk for Cerebral Palsy and/or mental retardation. He wasn't sure if the damage was done before he was born or after. When they did CPR on him, there's a possibility that he was deprived of oxygen flow to the brain for some time. Our family is trying to remain positive that this will only be a false prediction. We all knew in the back of our minds that this was a possibility, but now that the tests prove somethings not right...it really hits home. No matter what happens one things for sure...he will be loved unconditionally. We are so happy that he has made it this far, and could never imagine not having him. Although it makes the road a lot more difficult we will get through it, we always do!