May 28, 2012

6 Weeks Post Op

Except for her battle scar, you would never know that she had brain surgery!  

May 19, 2012


When I'm not looking, Ashlyn is up to no good...

In reality though, we are secretly celebrating that Ashlyn climbed on the table. :)  This is a GOOD thing when Ashlyn has been in physical therapy for six months, working on leg tone and climbing, etc.  This means progress.

I love Ashlyn's "oh no, I got caught" look on her face!

Shhh, don't tell Ashlyn that we were proud of her. :)

May 13, 2012

Extra Special Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, I am celebrating a little more than usual.  Ashlyn is our little miracle and I am so grateful.  I am blessed to be her mother!  Hard to think that a month ago was her surgery.  It feels great to be on the OTHER side of the surgery.

Thank you Ashlyn for letting me be your mom!

May 8, 2012

Post Op Check-Up

Ashlyn had a follow up appointment with her family doctor last week.  (The neurosurgeon arranged this so we didn't have to travel 4 hours back to Duke Children's Hospital).

Ashlyn hasn't seen this doctor since January, and this was the doctor that first suggested we get an MRI.  (Thank you doctor!)  The doctor was very encouraged to see the progress that Ashlyn has made since January!  He was interested in our journey since we last saw him, as he has read all the reports.  He was also interested in the Chiari Malformation because this is his first case.  I guess he will always remember Ashlyn now. :)

Ashlyn had another great check-up, her incision looks good, and she has recovered quickly.  Awesome!

Looks like we won't have too many more doctor's appointments until the end of June when Ashlyn goes back to Duke for follow up with the neurosurgeon and another MRI.