Wednesday, February 20, 2008

MRI Results and Other sigs of improvement ....

Just got back from seeing Aidan. I was told by one of the nurses that the last chest x-ray looked good, so they took the chest tube off of mechanical suction. Another chest x-ray will be done tomorrow, and the chest tube may be removed tomorrow if there is significan't enough improvement.

After spending some time with Aidan, I was walking out and saw Dr. Black at the Nurse's Station. He immediately apologized profusely for not getting with me and Erin then gave me the following information:

The MRI revealed some hypoxia at the left frontal lobe and both the left and right parietal and occipital lobes and another MRI may be performed to check this out further; however, the brain stem and mid-brain are perfectly normal!

Praise God!

This was the corner that we were waiting to turn to (IMO) ensure that Aidan was going to come out of this okay! Dr. Cormier still needs to meet with us about the MRS, but this is great news!

There are also other reports of obvious improvement of Aidan's condition:
  • Attempting to open his eyes (increased the Versed as a result)
  • Raising his arms occassionally when moved
  • Coughing
  • Hiccups (real ones ... the previous ones were actually seizures)

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