Infant Treadmill Study

Sounds like an oxymoron. An infant on a treadmill?! How can this be?? Infants can’t even walk! After Colten was born we were invited to join an intervention study through the University of Michigan’s Kinesiology department. The study is exploring the benefits of early intervention efforts on myelomeningocele babies. They are looking at bone density, […]

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Discharged! We are on our way home with a functional shunt (that hopefully lasts longer than two weeks) and a new battle badge (scar is an icky word). Back to his turban bandage… My parents came last night and we had a little fun at Colten’s expense, celebrating his Arabic heritage: When Colten’s turban bandage […]

Recovering, Arab-Style

I am incredibly tired so this is short. Colten’s surgery went very well. He’s doing great, back in the regular room. The probe part of the shunt, the piece that goes into the ventricles and starts the drainage process, was not functioning properly. It was early in the malfunction so they were surprised we caught […]