Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mercy Medical Update June 11, 2009

I realized it's time for a big Mercy Update...

Some of you may remember this adorable photo of Mercy...

Or maybe this one:

Here is what she looks like today:

Mercy Side 2

We got wonderful news on the tests from last month. The MRI had a component which looked at actual blood flow with in the hemangioma, and that showed it to be significantly reduced. So... just as we assumed... if it is reducing on the outside, it is reducing within the brain. That is the best news I could have hoped for.

Mercy Front

The blood tests, where they test for the hormone which the prednisone replaced for so long, looked PERFECT also. They were amazed, but it seems there is no long term effects from the high doses of steroids for most of her life.

Mercy Side

All looks good with our little Mercy. Continue to pray for her. We don't know what will happen when we pull her off the propranalol, but for now, I am enjoying the time of watching her hemangioma reduce, and seeing her act like a normal little girl... 2 year old temper tantrums and all.


  1. WOW! A picture is worth a thousand words! The hemangioma is looking great and Mercy is as beautiful as always! What an answer to prayer.


  2. This is wonderful news !! God is good !!

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I will continue to pray for her.


  3. Wow!!!!! That is amazing!!! PTL!!!! =)

  4. I've been looking foreward to an update and think the results are amazing! BTW, I've been a reader since you were featured at Happy to be at Home and I bookmarked your site since you were another KY gal!

  5. Thanks for those pictures. She is so beautiful! (but I'm still not coming to visit until the mice are gone) LOL! Lisa~

  6. I am so glad this is working for her, what a blessing and she is super cute btw!

  7. How amazing! She is still in our prayers and my just-turned-three-year-old Billy still thinks she looks like she'd be great fun to play with!

  8. WOW! That is amazing! Such answers to prayer! We are all looking forward to meeting her in person when we come in a few more weeks!


  9. Amazing progress! She looks great, but more importantly, she looks happy!