Thursday, February 7, 2008


We wanted to send out a quick update to let you all know what has been
going on the past few days in Eden's life. I think you all got the
email Josh sent out to let you all know that she was born on 12/26 at
4:54. As you all know, they were planning to do surger on 12/31 to
place a shunt to improve the hydrocephalus they saw on ultrasound. We
had been told that the assessments and the CT scan done at birth would
be determining factors in her care.

Her assessments at birth were great - she was able to stay in the room
with us and not have to go the nursery. Her head size was normal and
there were no signs of hydrocephalus from a "clincial standpoint". On
12/27, Josh went with her to have the CT scan done. We waited all day
do to know the results. Finally that evening the docctor came in to
tell us that the CT scan looked "COMPLETELY NORMAL" and there was no
evidence of any hydrocephalus and even more impressive, they could not
find the Dandy Walker Cyst anywhere. She siad that they had been
calling the technologist that read the test to confirm the results
becuase everyone was so suprised that the cyst was no where to be
found. Though I must say, at first I was a little suprised myself, but
really - we were amazed at the the power of God! The doctors wanted to
do an MRI just "confirm" that there was no cyst from a second study.
So, last night Eden went for the MRI - this morning the results came
back - NORMAL again! Praise the Lord for He is good. He is able to
more than we could ever ask or imagine!

These past few months have been the most incredibly trying months of
our lives. God has revealed so much of Himself to us and I am so
thankful for each and every struggle becuase it brings me closer to
Him. We may never fully know why we went through all this, but I will
continue to trust that God has huge plans for this little girl. My
prayer continues to be Colossians 1:9-12 which asks that the Lord
increase her knowledge and understanding of Him.

Thanks for being patient with this email. I know it was long, but we
have so much to be thankful for and so much to praise God for. May
this encourage us all to believe the Word of God - to pray it and
claim it. He is faithful to His Word and He is powerful to ANYTHING!
Thanks to you all for all the prayers you have prayed. We will not
stop praying for this baby because she has been healed. It is so
evident to me now how important it is to pray for her every day of her

Josh, Steph, and Eden Carroll