Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Appointment...

We had an appointment with Sophie's pediatric neurologist yesterday. We received a lot of answers and learned a lot about Sophie's condition. We also received a few articles to read to learn more about brain development. Sophie's brain abnormalities (abnormal cerebral glucose metabolism) is most likely what is causing the seizures. But the real question is...What is causing the brain abnormalities? The doctor went into a theory on what possibly caused the brain abnormalities that was very interesting (I am not going to even attempt to rehash what he said but it was along the lines of genetics and malformation of cortical development). He referred us to a pediatric neurologist that specializes in genetics. He also referred us to a pediatric ophthalmologist...something to do about the retinas in the eyes. As you can tell, a lot of the information we learned is way over my head and I have a lot of research to do to better understand it all.

1 comment:

Great Aunt Barb said...

Sounds like your calendar has gotten even fuller!! Hope there's time in there for a trip to see Santa.