After a year of waiting good news about the health of my grandson


We've been praying for over a year. During my daughter's pregnancy doctors became concerned about enlarged ventricles in baby Christopher's brain. As Kim's pregnancy came to a close and Christopher was born the fluid in the ventricles started to return to normal. We all were temporarily relieved. Then my daughter noticed Christopher occasionally rolling his eyes and throwing his head back. This would usually happen in the morning. Doctors thought it would most likely stop by the time he was 6 months old. After 6 months it was still happening just not as often. Every other aspect of Christopher's health was normal. Could these be mini seizures, a sign of something worse or nothing to worry about? The only way to get an answer was to do an M.R.I. of his brain. Which required putting Christopher to sleep with anesthesia. The thought of anesthesia for a 9 month old baby scared all of us almost as much as what might be going on with his brain. We knew this day was coming for weeks. In the meantime, you try to live life as normally as possible. Which is very hard. Yesterday was the day for the M.R.I. At a hospital 3 hours away in Danville, Pennsylvania. So right after the WSUS Morning Show we were on the road. I watched Miss Gracie in the waiting room while Kim and her boyfriend went into where the M.R.I. would take place. Gracie was as good as gold in the waiting room for almost 90 minutes. My daughter was calm and strong through everything. Christopher came out of the anesthesia fine. We were told it would take be a few days to find out the results of the M.R.I. So we drove back home. After getting up early, driving almost 6 hours and plenty of anxiety. I had to lie down. After sleeping for an hour there was a knock on my door. The doctor had called. Everything in Christopher's brain was normal. Having a sick child or a child in crisis is the worst kind of hell for a family. It can happen to any family. I'm grateful for all of your prayers and what feels like a fresh start. My thoughts and prayers are always with those families who don't always get such good news. It's been a tough year for most of us. But no matter what happens. My family makes me feel blessed every day.

Kim and Christopher at the hospital

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