Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Stem Cell Therapy

As some of you may or may not know, our baby was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 20 weeks gestation. Since this diagnosis, I have spent ENDLESS hours in prayer for this little baby. I have also spent ENDLESS hours on the internet gaining as much information as possible about this diagnosis. I found some very wonderful information on the internet; especially the website that is marked at the bottom of our blog. This website has a wealth of information that one mother with a hydrocephalic child has collected. On this website we found out about a doctor at Duke University who is doing stem cell infusions for babies that have different brain injuries/diagnosis. You can read more about this on the website that is marked hydrocephalus info on the right hand side of our blog; if it interests you. We have been in contact with the doctor at Duke University who does these infusions and will be going out to have this done for our little one after he's born. On the TODAY show this morning, the doctor, Dr. Kurtzberg (the physician at Duke) was interviewed along with a family with a little boy who has/had cerebral palsey. VERY INTERESTING!!! Check it out if you have time.


1 comment:

Donald, Lisa, and Co. said...

Yay!!!! I am glad that you posted this link too. Now everyone you know can have a better understanding of why you are taking your little bundle to Duke.