Bad news: Charlie had craniosynostosis and a football-shaped head when he was born.
Good/bad news: He had surgery at just 3 months old to take care of it so it’s over and done!
Good news: You’d never know that we went through this terrible trauma, he’s so well-adjusted.
Bad news: His head is still oddly shaped with a flat spot and a “shelf” that juts out in the back.
Good news: He doesn’t care.
Bad news: We had to go for yearly check-ups with the neurosurgeon at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, and the appointment had been canceled due to emergencies. Twice.
Good news: We finally had his two-year check up yesterday.
More Good news: His head is growing in all directions, which was the goal of the surgery.
Bad news: It’s still growing more lengthwise than width-wise.
Good news: Dr says the important thing is that his head is growing in all directions, and he doesn’t have his “adult” head yet and he looks “great.”
Bad news: His growth for the next four years will be slow so there will be gradual, but little change to come.
Good news: We don’t have to go again until Charlie is 6 years old.
Bad news: There’s nothing we can do about it.
Good news: Charlie doesn’t care.
More Good news: And he’s just so darn cute anyway!
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11