02 January 2008



M R I

The best letters so far!!! Today is a very exciting day for our little family. We got news of more 'letters' but not ones we were expecting. We got the results from the MRI that we had requested and it looks like we are not dealing with the worst case scenario at all! Initially we had so little to go on that several of the tip top doctors were extremely concerned about the possibility of an occipital meningecele, which is a neural tube defect. The basis of the concern was that Paisley would be at risk for complications if she did not get appropriate medical intervention (MRI, MRV, surgery) asap. We have been extremely concerned for her welfare alongside the medical professionals who just want her home asap so that she can be cared for in a non-institutionalized setting. Now, we don't have the films, or the full report, but from what the Chinese doctors say, they think it is more likely a lipoma, which DOES NOT involve spinal fluid or grey matter....woohoo! Of course, as soon as sweetpea is home we will have an MRI and MRV done here to make absolutely sure that this is true...but from first looks it is GOOD NEWS!

This is no small feat in itself, it is rare that China will approve medical tests unless there is significant reason. We are so lucky that the Director of the Orphanage was willing to honor our request. We will have to send a Thank You card to him for taking the time to take Paisley to the hospital and requesting for a second time(his first request was denied). We offered to pay for the procedure which I think helped, but without his perseverance we would have spent the next 2-3 months worrying more than we needed to.



24 comments:

Stefanie said...

Wow, Hayley! That is EXCELLENT news!! I am sure you won't completely rest until she is at HOME in your arms, but what a sigh of relief this must be!!
Congratulations on the wonderful news, home some more *letters* are on their way to you SOON!

Melanie said...

Oh Hayley, that is wonderful news! I am so happy to hear the update on your peanut! YAY!

Melanie

Mei Mei Journal said...

That is wonderful news! I was actually checking your blog hoping to see some good news. You must feel so much better.
April

Chris & Deb said...

Awesome, Awesome news Haley!!!!!!!

Happy New Year to you all too!

tiffany said...

Fantastic news!

OziMum said...

Fantastic news! I hope the next couple of months speed by, and you can have Paisley safely in your arms!

Janelle said...

congratulations on your great news! you must feel very relieved - I'm so happy for all of you!

Patricia/NYC said...

Oh Hayley!! THis is such wonderful news!!! What a relief - at least for now!! PRayers continue for that sweet Paisley!! Let's see those other letters come lickety split now so you can get her HOME!!

Mamacita said...

Yay! That's wonderful news!

redmaryjanes said...

I am so glad to hear this news! I just want to see her home with you. What an amazing Director and orphanage. It is a blessing that she is in a good place.

Doris & Dan said...

That is tremendously wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!

Keep smilin!

Michael, Shelby & Charlotte said...

what great news! I am sure you will feel even better once she is home and in great medical care.
Love,
Shelby

AnnaB. in Boise, ID said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!! So very happy for you Hayley. So very happy for Paisley.

Mom2Boober-Do said...

Okay, I just read your email about Piper, etc (hilarious by the way, can't wait to see that get up) but you don't MENTION THIS NEWS????!!!!
WOMAN. Good thing I popped over the THE BLOG. And I promise to email you back soon, or better yet, call this weekend. I've been thinking of you guys so much and miss you!!

I knew it would be a lipoma dang it. So did sis. Hope we really really are right :O)

Tamara said...

I am so relieved and happy for you guys! What wonderful news to start the new year with.

Kristine, Brady, Dillon, Bryce & Avery Forseth said...

Praise God!!! We will continue to pray for good news for this new blessing:)
Kristine

crazylady said...

thank goodness I can finally exhale...I've been holding my breath for a while and had to breathe out my bum :)

Mark & Terri said...

Awesome news, Hayley!

Deb & Joe said...

That's great news Hayley!!! What a happy start to the new year.

Cavatica said...

That's awesome!

maia said...

This is the very best news I could have hoped for on our return from our little new year's jaunt! Thank you for adding a great big extra smile to my general 2008 happiness!! I am SO glad to hear this news, I can't even tell you.

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Oh Hayley, I am so happy to hear this wonderful news about Paisley. Thank god. YAY!

(Big) Hugs,
Jonni
:)

Meghan said...

How did I miss this? I am so happy to hear this!

Carrie&Aaron said...

thanks for the update haley I must have missed it on the group emails! I was worryed for her also! i am so glad for the good news and will pray for her to be safe and a quick trip home!