Our little diva granddaughter had more than a photo shoot in Philadelphia today. Many doctors wanted to check in on her, so Jeremy and Sarah spent the day at CHOP. Her heart looks promising, blood flow is good so far. The swelling on her neck that captured the doctors’ attention eleven weeks ago (that put them in this high-risk pregnancy) is almost gone and probably will not require surgery. But without that warning flag they would not have known that this little one needs special attention. Just like God to make sure nothing is overlooked!
They will go to CHOP again in four weeks for another series of tests and cardio ultrasound to evaluate where she is at with the heart defect. Based on that, they will determine whether she will need open-heart surgery upon birth.
Jeremy and Sarah are also reserving a room at Philadelphia’s Ronald McDonald house a few days before Christmas. Doctors want them in Philly so they can assess the baby daily until they induce labor after Christmas – to bring forth their first-born child. What a Christmas this will be for that sweet Denlinger family.
CHOP will be allowing one guest (other than parents) to see the babe. I better not say who that guest is, but SHE is smiling ear to ear right now. Do we have much to be thankful for or what? Let’s give God the glory for his righteous right hand on “baby niece,” as we are accustomed to calling her around here.