On Tuesday afternoon, May 27 Hazel will have her second MRI to get a good look at the excess fluid in her head. This will be a good measure of how much fluid is building in her head since we have the MRI result from a month ago for comparison. Depending on the results of this MRI, we will make a decision on when and how to relieve the pressure that is building from the fluids. The most likely scenario is a procedure performed by a neurosurgeon to place a tube shunt in her head and drain the fluid. I will update this issue when there is more information to share.
Secondly, we have a date set for Hazel's next eye procedure which will be on Thursday, June 26. Her most recent surgery placed one plate and tube on each of her eyes and they made a path in the left eye to place the tube inside her eye. The procedure in June will make a similar path for the right eye to place the tube and relieve pressure from her eyes. This will also be an opportunity for our glaucoma doctor and cornea doctor to do an EUA (exam under anesthesia) which provides accurate eye pressures and will give them a chance to monitor her past surgeries.
There is not much else to report right now besides schedule updates -- but that's a good thing! Hazel's little personality is really starting to take shape recently and she can be lots of fun.....or the opposite :)
Thanks to everyone who has been praying specifically for Hazel's upcoming MRI and for healing from recent eye surgeries. I could probably start a separate blog that is filled with thank yous to all the individuals, families and church groups who have let us know that Hazel is on their hearts. Sorry if the last paragraph always sounds repetitive with all the thank yous, but every week we are reminded somehow that our daughter is being lifted up in prayer.