Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Tuesday 5/9/06 5pm update...
Happy two-week Birthday. Today was full of updates and consultations. We got the results from our EEG from yesterday and we have all normal variations and have improved scores from the last EEG we had a week ago, which is good. An EEG is a test done to determine brain activity. Secondly, we got the results from our genetic work that came back all normal and free of any metabolic diseases. As for the results from our swallow test this afternoon, the conclusion was that he his still aspirating after he swallows. Therefore they are going to conduct two procedures later this week. One, will be a Bronchial scope to determine what exactly is going on in his throat. This procedure entails sliding a small camera down his throat and taken a look at what is going on from the inside out. Second, we will have an operation on Thursday to implant a feeding tube into our stomach so that we can continue to work on our swallowing and still get fed. This will enable us to get him home sooner, but we will learn how to feed him through the tube. Not ideal, but we are certainly getting closer to having a full recovery. Lastly, we had a conversation with the Neurologist that basically told us that at some point in time while Braden was in the womb, that he may have sustained an injury to his brain. They could not tell us when or how severe, but that is what they have chosen to focus on now.
So, for now we will take one day at a time, and one step at a time. We will have more information to share as the week develops. Please continue to lift Braden and Kodi in your prayers.
Posted by Bdub at 5:06 PM