We had Andrew's neurologist appointment yesterday and it went GREAT! We are so pleased!!!! We really liked the doctor and she was really good with the kids.
She basically said that she does NOT recommend doing an MRI and that we could do one if we really wanted to pursue it, but she didn't think it was necessary. She talked of how he would be sedated for 1.5 hours.
Also, she said from the CT scan that they didn't even measure what they saw (the cerebellar tonsils dipping into the spinal cord) so she wasn't too concerned about it. She said even if he does have Chiari malformation that it wouldn't be the type that if we don't do something about now will progress.
Also, she said even if he does have it, it's not like we would do brain surgery on a 2-year-old, 3-year-old, or even a 5-year-old.
So, what next? We watch. If he starts developing occipital headaches, especially after sneezing, coughing, or bowel movement, then come back in. She did perform a couple of tests on him, which he passed. :)
We are thanking God for giving us the wisdom to pursue another avenue instead of getting the MRI before seeing the neurosurgeon. He laid it on my heart to cancel the MRI and try to see a neurologist instead. It's ALL about Him and not about me, I'm just grateful that I listened to Him, even when I was having doubts and fears.
We may end up having to go down this road again, or it may be a non-issue. The good Lord knows. But we feel very at peace with the way things are now.
Thank you for the prayers!!!! :)
Now, if you could pray for health!! We are all a little sick, Hailey being the worst with a fever that kept us up most of last night. She did go to the doctor today though and was tested for strep and the flu, but both came back negative, thank the Lord! Just a virus, the pediatrician said. Poor bug-a-loo!