Oct. 29th, 2009
I really am at a bit of loss for words at this time, but need to share the past few hours and ask for added prayers. Jen got a call from the doc about three hours ago telling her that Chloe had been lethargic and the soft spot on her head was protruding, leading the doctors to believe that there was fluid amassing there. A CAT scan had been ordered and they were waiting for it to be completed and read. In comparing it to a previous one done at some point, it was determined that a small amount of fluid had been seen before and that maybe it would not be of consequence. A neurosurgeon who needed to view it was on his drive home and would check the results as soon as he arrived they were told. We waited and the next call I received from Jen she blurted out,"Chloe is having brain surgery at 7:30 in the morning. They are going to put in a stunt or something. I'm just in shock and don't have many answers." Of course, our stomachs dropped to our feet as yours probably have and we quickly discussed a plan for the morning. Joe and I both jumped on the internet, searching for any possible information we could come up with and in a few minutes the phone rang again. This time Jennie blurted out, "No surgery in the morning!" and I heard a huge sigh of relief. As it stands, at some point, Chloe was sat up and the position change seemed to make a difference in whatever was being looked for at the time. So, as far as I know right now, Chloe will be watched and studied (what's new about that!) and for the moment things have settled down. This incident only raises questions tonight and none of them will be answered right now. These are the nightmare scenarios that can become reality as sure as the sun rises in the morning. These are the things that we pray never happen. This is just one thing that cannot happen if Chloe is to go home in just a few weeks time! We have sighed a collective sigh of relief for now, but if my daughter is anything like me, it just puts us back on alert instead of remaining in a bit of a dreamlike state, believing in magic and fairy dust and the belief that nothing else could go wrong after all these many months. Living the magic moment for just a while has been good for all of us. Being thrown into the realistic madness of our Jekyl/Hyde experience isn't a good time, my friends. Please send renewed prayers for our good Lord to take good care of our little Chloe and to lessen the madness for all of us who love her so dearly. This has been one scary night and we ever so mightily need to return to Pixie Hollow.