Is stable...we met with the neurologist today to discuss Andrew's progress and his most recent MRI. The MRI revealed pretty much what the Dr. had expected. The part of his brain that is affected is sandwiched between two healthy portions and it is possible that these will compensate for that which was lost. The small portion on the right side of his brain that showed damage on his first MRI didn't even show up! The doctor was well pleased with Andrew's progress. He said that he is further along than a lot of other kids he sees with similar experiences.
Questions we had for the doctor:
In light of his history and the most recent MRI, what are the chances of him 1: having further damage done to his brain? 2: future seizures?
1: Little to none
2: Higher than a normal kid...but less than 50%
What do we need to work on?
-Cognitive...Stimulate him as much as possible. Speech, etc are directly connected with this portion of the brain so we need to read and talk to him as much as possible.
-Physical, Occupational therapy. Work with his right arm and leg to ensure they develop properly
Will we ever know why this happened?
Overall we are encouraged by the visit, thank you all for your continued prayers and support.
P.S. As I wrote this Andrew rolled over from his back to his tummy for the first time ever.