We finally have a positive diagnosis for what is going on in my head. After having another CT scan and talking with the head of neurosurgery at UNMC, we have determined that I have what is called a Chiari 1 Malformation. It is a condition that I was born with and is where there is not enough room for my cerebellum and the cerebellum tonsils are forced down into my spinal collum. The doctor's hypothesis is that during pregnancy with all of the shifts in fluid that happen in the body, the cerebellum tonsils blocked off the fluid flow completely in my spinal collum causing hydrocephalus. If anyone wants to read more about it - here is a link. http://www.neurosurgerytoday.org/what/patient_e/chiari2.asp It is geared toward parents who have been told their children have a Chiari Malformation, but is completely applicable in my situation and explains it all. I am happy to finally know for sure what is going on in my head!
Liberty started preschool yesterday! She loved it and did not want to go home when I came to pick her up. She has been talking about it for weeks! She was a little dissapointed that her teacher "didn't teach [her] about letters on the chalboard" but she did like that they learned about "music and animals". She has an exciting year ahead of her!
Liberty enjoying every last minute she could of her first day of preschool. Just before we left she said goodbye to the boy in the orange shirt and tried to give him a kiss! :)
For those who didn't know, I was suffering from horrific headaches 2 weeks before Spencer was born and then started having seisures after he was born, so two weeks after having Spencer, I had brain surgery. Apparently there was a bunch of fluid building around my brain, and so they put a shunt in to drain it. I will have it in for the rest of my life. Aside from a little visual disturbance and feeling a bit dizzy all the time, I am doing great! No more headaches, which is a huge relief! And Spencer is doing great as well! This picture was taken at the hospital - I now have no hair on my head - sad, but it will grow back.
Liberty is in Mighty Kickers Soccer at our YMCA. This is her second game. She has so much fun. It should however, for Liberty's purposes be named "Mighty Pickers Soccer". The field they play on is covered with dandilions and Liberty just loves to pick them. She gives them to the coaches and the other player as well as strangers standing on the sidelines (if you look closely you can see one in her left hand). She is such a sweetie! We are so proud of our "Mighty Picker"!
Welcome to the Hernandez family website. We have really enjoyed being able to peek in on our friends and family's lives through their sites, so we wanted to make one for our constantly changing family. Our little girls are growing so fast, and with little Spencer coming in about a month, we are going to have plenty to say! We'll keep you all posted!
Our Little Maddy is growing by leaps and bounds! She LOVES going up and down the stairs and is communicating more and more everyday. She lights up our lives!
Liberty is an energetic and smart little girl! She
keeps us laughing at every turn with the things
she says and does. She is her little sisters best friend. We are so proud of our little girl!