Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Great news!!

We had a busy and exciting day today. I've mentioned before that Cain was asked to be part of a research study that will compare babies with heart disease to babies who do not have heart disease. Basically the study is to find out if heart disease and its treatment affect how babies develop.

Cain had to go in today and wear an EEG cap again for the study. He's already done this once and I think he will do this again around the time he turns a year. He wears this cap for 15 minutes while they monitor his brain response to sounds. I was worried what he would think of the cap this time but he really didn't seem to care at all. He was a very good participant.

Another part of the testing was to watch Cain pick up different objects to watch his body movements and hand coordination. He did really well during the testing and enjoyed playing with all the objects they gave him.

Once we finished up with the research study we headed downstairs for an ultrasound.

After the ultrasound we headed back upstairs and found out the news we've been waiting to hear! We were told that the blood clot Cain once had has resolved meaning it's NO LONGER THERE!!!! I can't tell you how happy we were to hear this. Cain will no longer need the shots we've been giving him each day (actually twice a day). Honestly, I hated giving Cain shots but I had gotten used to it. What I'm really happy about is the fact that the clot is gone and that is one less thing we will have to worry about. I hated knowing Cain had a blood clot.

I think Cain was pretty thrilled to know he would no longer need daily shots!

"Hey dad! Did you hear what the Dr. more shots!!"


Lauren said...

Oh Cain is a cutie! I'm so happy to hear the clot is gone and that he was so well behavied for the study!

Sending you **Heart Hugs** and prayers! =D

With LOTS of Hope, Love, and Faith,
Lauren (22yr. old w/Tricuspid Atresia aka HRHS)

Dr Eva said...

How cute he looked with the cap on! I can't believe how good he was with it on!! What a trooper. ;) PRAISE THE LORD the clot is gone. That is fantastic news. The power of prayer is amazing, isn't it??

The Pifer's said...

I found your blog through my friend Crystal...I just wanted you to know I will be praying for your family.

Love, Hugs and prayers-

Shauna said...

That is wonderful news, I can't imagine the relief you feel!!

The Banks Family said...

Bless his heart having to have those stinkin shots twice a day! But YAY that they're over and they worked!!!!