I'm a little on the worried side.
We just got the results back from the Heel Screen Test, and Ella tested positive for Hypothyroidism. My husband opened the letter while I was napping, and didn't have a chance to tell me until right after 5:00 pm, when the pediatrician's office closed. So we'll have to call first thing tomorrow morning to schedule and appointment, retest, and figure out our next steps.
If Ella does indeed have Hypothyroidism, then it does sound like it can be treated with medication. But she would be on medication for the rest of her life. I don't want that for her...
I realize that there can be errors in the tests, and that there is also the chance that this is "transient" (meaning that it will correct itself on its own). I'm really hoping and praying for the best, while also preparing myself for the reality of the condition. I'm really worried...but I know that all I can do is trust God and place her in His healing hands. Please pray for Ella, for us, and for the doctors who will be testing and treating her.
Despite our concern, today's blessing was learning that Madison's surgery went well. Janet shares:
"At 11:45am the surgeon came out to tell us the surgery went successful and that Madison is responding well. The anesthesia team is still working on her. We are still waiting for her to transfer from OR to the NICU. And we're so anxious to see her! We'll keep everyone posted and hope that she will have a quick recovery so she can come home in time for the holidays! The doctor just hopes that she will be able to retain nutrition in her intestines. Of course we're anxious to see her poop again. So much to share.."