Well, MRI results really just showed what we pretty much already knew but also didn't show anything that we didn't. Does that make sense?? In other words, no real surprises. That is good but we for sure now know that she does indeed have damage. The damage is in the part of her brain that controls vision. The MRI also showed other little damaged areas that will effect her motor skills. However, we and the doctors think that is really not a huge issue because she is moving her legs, arms, etc. just fine as of right now. This will just take physical therapy everyday now instead of 2 or 3 times per week as she was before. Back to the vision. We know from just watching her that her vision is definitely impaired. We have been told that her age is definitely on her side and as time goes by, the other side of her brain should compensate and things should be close to normal again. Just later on at some point, she just need glasses. If that is all that she needs after this, get her 5 pair!!!! ;-) Every one is different though and we have to get into the mind set that this may not return as one of the possibilities. By examining her, she is definitely just near sighted if any. Her peripheral vision is not at all as far as we can tell. Praying that time means healing. She is still very weak and to top it all off, she is cutting a top tooth! Poor baby! She was uncomfortable tonight before we left so we broke down and gave her a 1/2 dose of morphine so that she could sleep. Praying that that happens.
I have finally updated photos, so scroll down to the previous posts to see them. Some are not pretty, so I am warning you in advance.
All in all, we have had a good day and look forward to another small improvement tomorrow. Maybe even a ride over to Moderate Care??? I will keep you posted.
PS I can't end without saying a big "THANK YOU" to Hearts of Hope! A few of the members brought quite the spread to the hospital last night for dinner and we were very grateful. Thank you again and so nice to finally meet some of you that we have heard so much about.