"I delight in the examples of those in the scriptures who walk by faith on their earthly journey. Each time I walk with Abraham and Isaac on the road to Mount Moriah, I weep, knowing that Abraham does not know that there will be an angel and a ram in the thicket at the end of that journey. We are each in the middle of our earthly path, and we don't know the rest of our own stories. But we, as Abraham, are blessed with miracles."  Susan W. Tanner, "My Soul Delighteth in the Things of the Lord," Ensign, May 2008, 82-83

Obviously, I couldn't tell you about Parker's MRI and not share the results with you.  I just thought I'd make you wait like we had to do for TWO long days!  After what seemed like eternity, our doctor called to let us know that everything looked great with Parker's MRI.  The nodule was unchanged.  In fact, she's pretty sure it's not even a nodule, but actually his posterior pituitary gland.  It's not in the exact location it should be, but that doesn't matter as long as everything is functioning correctly.  He would be having problems with water retention {going to the bathroom too frequently, extremely thirsty} and he doesn't have those issues at all.

The other good news is that she was able to see the pituitary stalk and the pituitary gland.  As you know, the radiologist originally thought the pituitary stalk was not connected, this is not the case.  It is connected and everything seems fine.  She said that his pituitary stalk and gland were a little smaller than normal.  However, the bottom line is that NOTHING was uncommon about his MRI or worrisome.  She feels confident that we are on the right path and that we have nothing additional to be concerned about.

Parker still has a Growth Hormone Deficiency.  We know this because of the blood work they originally did which determined that he was not making any growth hormone.  Now, we just don't have a good explanation for it, which can be a little frustrating.  However, I think it is a testimony to the fact that prayers are answered.  Miracles happen every single day.  We don't have the answers to why, how or when, but we know that if we have faith everything will work out the way it's supposed to in the end.

We will continue with the daily injection treatments and follow up with our doctor every 4 months.  We'll do lab work and more extensive testing every year.  Who knows, maybe next time they'll tell us that everything is normal and he no longer needs the injections?  Until then, we'll continue to thank Heavenly Father for our blessings and have faith that he knows what is best for us!


melissa said...

I am happy to hear the tests came back normal. Keep up the positive outlook and we will keep you all inour hearts and prayers. Big Hugs! melissa

Annie said...

I love that video. Gosh Brittany you are so inspiring. Every post you do is exactly what I need that day. The contentment one and now this of having an attitude of thanksgiving. I love it. Thanks and I am so glad for his tests. You are such a terrific mom. Love and miss you.

Andi said...

Yeah for good results. Thanks for posting that video. I needed that today! Your testimony helps strengthen mine...so thanks for sharing your thoughts. We love you all and glad that things are going well.

Amanda said...

I am so glad things turned out for the better. What a brave little guy you have. He is so cute and sweet looking.

Us said...

oh good! I am so glad that everything looks ok. And I am sorry that you had to wait forever. EM