|Liam's First Ultrasound|
In March, we went for our level II ultrasound, a routine thing after the loss of our daughter Sarah (see link above). The most exciting thing should have been discovering that our baby was a boy, but unfortunately, it wasn't.
|Liam, just minutes old.|
I left that day with a few pictures, and not a lot of hope. But Liam was a fighter, and I knew I had to fight for him. It was a scary pregnancy, and you can read about that journey by clicking on "Liam's Story" in the labels section in the sidebar.
Within a couple of weeks, after going through a battery of tests, and meeting with a Pediatric Neurosurgeon, we were much more optimistic. Despite his large 'cele, there appeared to be only a small amount of brain inside of it. It was operable. We weren't promised that he'd be perfect, but the doctor felt that he had a very good chance at life. We clutched at that hope, knowing already that, encephalocele or not, our Liam was already perfect.
There are many things that are uncertain for Liam. He's followed by the neurosurgeon, and Early Childhood Special Education. He has some developmental delays. But he walks, he sings, he jumps, he plays, and most importantly: He breathes.
He is our miracle. And we are grateful every day, that we got to keep him.