Thursday, September 16, 2010

Neurology Results

Well the verdict is in: Mikan has...nothing wrong with his brain that would prevent him from walking. His MRI was normal. His bloodwork was normal. The sleep-deprived EEG was normal. He only needs "agressive therapy." We are pleased with and grateful for this outcome. He will be fitted for his AFOs early next week, so we are hoping these will make a difference.

His neurologist did reccommend that he get his tonsils and adnoids removed. She said his sleep study revealed abnormal apnea for his age (7.1 disturbances per hour when the average for a child is 1.5 and an adult 5). We will talk to his ENT about this when we see her in November. Unfortunately, this means Mikan has a potential trifecta of surgeries looming: t&a, ear tubes, and stoma revision. I'm not sure if these can be performed at the same time or not.

Mikan went to Grandma and Grandpa's house this week to check out their pumpkin patch. He had to touch all of the pumpkins and sit on them to determine which one he would pick this weekend. He's got a system.


the three wise menn said...

Mostly...WOO HOO!!!! And the little guy sitting on he pumpkins cracks me up! :)

Alicia said...

So glad for these results! He'll just do it in his own time, just like everything else.

Surgery sucks, plain and simple. I hope they can do it all at once.