Sophie will be one of five cases that will be discussed during the surgical conference on Monday. There are anywhere from fifteen to twenty doctors that will be present during the conference. Including Dr. Chugani, Dr. Asano (pediatric neurologist who would be performing the grid surgery), Dr. Sood (neurosurgeon who would be performing the resection) along with several other neurologist, fellows, and researchers. All of the testing performed (PET scans, MRIs and EEGs) will be presented and reviewed by the doctors for them to come up with their own recommendation. A letter will then be typed stating everything that was discussed, any further testing that needs to be done and what the consensus was. I will then receive a phone call no later than Wednesday evening with the results.
In the meantime, I am literally sick to my stomach thinking about it. There are so many moments in the day where I just want to throw up. I am so afraid. Not of the surgery but what the consensus will be. I think this surgery will be a miracle for Sophie. I never thought it would come to this. The first round of ACTH was suppose to be our miracle. But it wasn't and here we are. Praying to God that surgery is the path that lies before Sophie....that surgery will be her miracle.
I hope you enjoy the video. You will witness first hand how happy and how far Sophie has come. It is truly amazing that she has been able to do all that she has done despite having so many seizures a day.