Sunday, July 02, 2006

case closed, plus 1 month retrospective

The doctor met with us today and said they are closing the investigation on what caused Claire's prematurity, low birth weight, and brain bleed. Some sort of obscure virul infection is the most probable cause, but it is impossible to test for everything, so after ruling out all the most common, and a number of uncommon, they've decided to give Claire a break from the pokings and proddings. She'll be spending enough time at the doctors in her first year as it is, since she is so high-risk.

It isn't very satisfying to get scattered details in lieu of conclusive answers. But at least we didn't get conclusively bad news, either. As is so common for me during this time, it is hard to know how to feel.

On the positive front, the developmental therapist met with us again today, and evaluated Claire during feeding time. She always has great hints and tips, and I admire her experience as she describes in detail how Claire is reacting.

I'll close with a link to a friend's post from last month. We've come a long way since then. Thanks for all the prayers. Keep them coming. The Fourth Huppster on Claire

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