Thursday, August 2, 2012

two wonderful quotes from our day of specialists today...

I will post in more length later, but for now...

"Great news! The atrial septal defect is healed. We got some great pictures, and her heart is perfectly healthy." (Dr. M from Duke Cardiology, after her heart ultrasound)

"What I am seeing here [Zoe, cooing and smiling and watching him while kicking and holding a toy] doesn't match anything I expected from the extensive damage shown on her MRI. She has a little spasticity in her legs, but nothing we can't work with. Let's redo the MRI to see what it shows now and do an EEG." (Dr. W from Raleigh Neurology)

We're not out of the woods with neurology, but everything looks far more "best case" than "worst case" in our list of possible scenarios. And my UNC-loving self and Lee's NCSU-loving self should never have to bring Zoe back to Duke cardiology, though we are thankful for the sweet, sweet folks we met there.

Praise be to God.

I have a lot more to say (shocker, I know), but that's all my brain can handle sharing right now.

11 comments:

  1. Awesome! :) Praise be to God, indeed :)

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    1. You ought to know that I just read "indeed" like Teal'c.

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    2. Ahh, Teal'c. Now I want to go rewatch some SG1 :)

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  2. Shannon, this brings such joy to my heart. And as much as I love Duke Cardiology (I do still drive there from Maryland!), I am rejoicing with you that one visit was enough. We will keep praying for the neurology issues.

    "Streams of mercy, never ceasing..."

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    1. I loved them at Duke Cardiology today, so I can understand why you make the drive!

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  3. LOVE, LOVE! PRaise God.
    And - I would go to a Duke cardiologist, and I bet if his hospital collapses he'll go to an NCSU engineer!

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  4. PRAISE THE LORD!!! My heart is overflowing with joy for Zoe and for you guys!

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  5. I'm very happy to hear this. Also, wish your husband a Happy Taiwanese Father's Day tomorrow (August 8th). In Chinese, the number 8 is ba, so August 8th is "baba" which is also the word for "Father," so it makes sense that August 8th is Father's Day. (Mother's Day is the same as in the US.)

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    1. I did not know that - thanks so much for letting me know - love your comments!

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