Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MRI

Just a quick update, more to come later today...

MRI went well.  Scarlett was sedated and intubated, and came through the procedure easily.  She even got a fuzzy teddy bear, new crocheted blankie and a book from the radiology team.

We have had an influx of specialists and departments come to see us today.  Endocrinology, Neurology, Cardiology, all looking to establish baselines before surgery.  

She is all hooked up for monitoring, but we have a meeting with surgeons to prepare for tomorrow morning.  We'll post more as soon as all the doctors give us a few minutes peace.  :-)

38 comments:

Rachel said...

Sending lots of love & prayers your way!!

BrownFamily said...

Lots and lots of prayers and will be thinking of Scarlett and your family all day tomorrow!

sweetjenna said...

Thinking and praying for your family. God Bless you all.

Jenna in Syracuse, NY

Tracy said...

Keeping Scarlett, your family and the doctors in my thoughts and prayers.
Tracy in NJ

Isabelle S. said...

Lots, lots, lots of prayers and hugs sent to your way. I will keep you in my thoughts tomorrow.

Kendra said...

Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way.

Sandy said...

Love and Hugs to all of you.

the Doot family said...

you all have our prayers and just know that she is in Gods hands. He knows what to do.

C Planer said...

Scarlett will be in my mind all day tomorrow.

ShangriLa said...

In case I can't read up again until late tomorrow... I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow! I'll be praying for a successful surgery and a good recovery for baby Scarlett! (And for you all!) <3

Anonymous said...

Your little Scarlett will be in a lotttt of peoples prayers tomorrow. She will definitely be in my thoughts! I will be wearing red, and light a special candle for her tomorrow. Hang in there mom.

Amy Biagini said...

Keeping her in my thoughts and heart.

The Moore Family said...

We will be thinking of you all tomorrow and hoping for nothing but the best...

-Richard, Page, & baby Grace (10/29/10)

Catherine Soni said...

Just want you to know I am praying for both of you and for Scarlett. I have also been praying for the surgeons that will perform the surgery tomorrow....that the Lord will guide their hands. I am praying for a safe surgery and strength for precious Scarlett. All 3 of you will be in prayers throughout the day tomorrow!! You all are so strong and are helping me to be a better mom!

Anonymous said...

Scarlett and your family are all in my prayers..
Debbie/DeeDee
Courtney's mama, Davis' grandmother

Anonymous said...

I found out about your baby through BBC. I wish you so many good thoughts and prayers. I hope Scarlett comes through with flying colors. Smother her with lots of hugs & kisses from all of her fans. Good luck with the surgery.

PS you are a GREAT writer!

-Lauren said...

I will have you all in my heart tomorrow. Peace and God's will be with you and yours.

Sandra Lynn said...

Your family is in my thoughts. I pray nightly for your family and especially that Scarlett gets her miracle and grows up to be a happy healthy girl.

My heart simply belongs to you right now.

I know that she'll come through this okay. I can't wait to see pictures of a smiling baby girl. <3

Janet B. said...

Don't feel like you have to be updating your blog or the boards right now. Spending time with your little one is more important. We will hear news from you soon enough. God bless you and your baby as she goes into surgery tomorrow. There are hundreds of us wearing red and hoping for that miracle for you. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. You are an amazing inspiration to us all.

Rebecca said...

Praying for baby Scarlett.

katy said...

I'm carrying you all in my heart tonight and all day tomorrow. My prayers are with you and with your doctors and with darling baby Scarlett. C'mon, Lord, give us a miracle!

Rebecca said...

big hugs sent your way. my mind wont work tomorrow it'll be overtaking for baby Scarlett. may god be with each and every one of you hand in hand. {{praying for you,Scarlett,Chris,and Scarlett's doctors}}

Anonymous said...

We're praying for you and your whole family that baby Scarlett gets well.

On behalf of the girls from BBC on the PHB board,

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and baby Scarlett. You are so brave for your little girl.

Nancy in Michigan said...

I will be praying for you all, keeping you in my mind and in my heart. <3

Anonymous said...

Will be thinking of you all tomorrow and praying everything goes very well.

Anonymous said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Sinead said...

Tomorrow is going to be a long day. You will probably be in a surgical waiting room with lots of other parents. The other parents will come and go quickly and be replaced by more like them. Very few will be waiting as long as you will wait. They will be worried about tonsils and adenoids and they might not have the sensitivity to understand that some parents in the room are waiting for their child to get through an incredibly serious surgery. Bring music and earphones. Identify yourself to the receptionist when you get there so that they will track you down if the OR wants to talk to you. If they do contact you it will be to let you know that they are making progress and your baby is stable. It takes a long time to do things right. I handed off my baby at 9am and got to see her again at 4pm and she just had part of the frontal lobe removed. They have to move slowly with these things yet they will be going as quickly as they possibly can. I wasn't prepared for how white she would look after surgery. I could explain or show you pictures but it would not prepare you. It will be a little upsetting. Allow yourself to cry. Its OK to cry. She will look better and better every day. In my experience, its best to give the pain meds on a schedule rather than waiting for her to show you it hurts. Also, have the nurses bring a suppository if she is not making regular bowel movements. This will keep her comfortable. She will bounce back from this. You will be amazed by her ability to deal with such a traumatic surgery. She is a fighter and she gets that from her strong, strong parents. Hang in there. I will be praying for steady hands.

Irene K said...

Sending lots of love and good thoughts to Scarlett and her Mommy and Daddy.

Bobbi said...

May God Bless your little girl and your family! May he guide the hands of the surgeons and medical staff during her procedure. May you keep hope and know that God is a Powerful God! You all are in my thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow and the weeks coming. You are an inspiration to many! Stay Strong and Determined!!! Hugs!!!

ACE said...

All us BBC mommas and our kiddos are wearing red tomm for baby Scarlett! We are praying hard all across the world for your beautiful butterfly. Love you baby Scarlett I have never met you and you have changed my life. Sweet dreams angel tomorrow is the day your miracle will happen!

Anonymous said...

Just learning about your beautiful little girl. I am a member of your baby center birth club. I am sending many prayers your way. She is just darling, and you are amazing parents.

Deidre D., IL.

Mia -- fellow BBC mama -- said...

Scarlett is beautiful! Best wishes and happy thoughts being sent out to your whole family.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through a lady on thenest.com. Your family has been in my prayers. I'll be thinking of you and praying for Scarlett tomorrow and for you and your husband. May God give you peace and rest that only comes from Him during your difficult time.
Bethany

Michelle said...

Sending love, hope and prayers to you and Scarlett! Will be on pins and needles to know the results of the surgery tomorrow. Have faith in your miracle!!!

Anonymous said...

My son went to Oakland Children's Hospital for years because of a heart defect. Baby Scarlett is in good hands. Hang in there - I am lighting candles and sending positive thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you, Chris & baby Scarlett Grace, may God wrap his loving arms around you all & hold y'all in his healing hands. I am praying for you to have peace, strength & faith. I am praying for a miracle! May you find comfort in Jesus's love. I am praying for the surgeons & nurses as they care for Scarlett & minister to you. Hugs, blessings & prayers to you, Chris & Scarlett, I am claiming a miracle for Scarlett! Love, Jennifer Sargent

Jenny Fitzmaurice said...

I'm praying for your sweet little girl. The pics are beautiful...they touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes.