Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In a new room...

It's around 4pm. Around 2pm Sophie was transferred from the ICU to a regular monitoring room (#586). Dr. Asano and team immediately started the motor and sensory mapping. Everything went well. In motor mapping, they send an electrical current to the electrode on the brain which causes a part of the body to move. In sensory mapping, they tape a device to the area which sends electrical current and then monitor the EEG to see what area is being stimulated.

Sophie is still in and out of sleep. She vomited again right before she was transferred. They gave her another dose of Zofran. She is still doing extremely well. Around 3pm, she received 1mg of morphine. Pretty boring stuff...just the way we like it!!!

Just to spice things up a bit :) here's a video of the sensory mapping...

video

10 comments:

MSKMOM said...

I am loving all of these positive updates Elaine. I am so happy it is all going so well for Sophie. I have her in my prayers that this will be her anwser to seizure freedom.

Anonymous said...

Hope Sophie and everyone have an uneventful night.

Love
Aunt Barb

Anonymous said...

Elaine,

Thank you so much for the updates and photos. I am thinking about you guys and Sophie constantly. We check for updates several times throughout the day at school. We miss her very much. Give Sophie a kiss for me and tell her that Miss Lisa loves her. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Lisa B.

anita joshi said...

Hi Elaine,
You probably won't remember me.I do not post often,but I was there in detroit last week with my daughter for her pet scans and have been following your blogs since yesterday.I wanted to let You know that my families prayers our with sophie and she will hopefully get the seizure free,full life she deserves.She is so cute,by the way.
Anita

Anonymous said...

How does Sophie react to the testing, the twitching and the electric impulses? She has definitely lived up to her nickname "Sweet Sophie".

Jamie said...

I do not comment much but I do read...lil Sophie has certainly touched my heart...I hope she finds her seizure freedom :) thanks for your words for madie too :)!

The Browns said...

We're so glad Sophie's doing well! Keep us updated!

-Amanda, Tommy, Haley, and Lelo

baby trevor's mommy said...

Okay so I feel so green...but what exactly is the sensory mapping? I mean...I've got a wild guess...but with neurology who the heck really knows anything right?!

Love you guys...praying feircely!

...danielle

baby trevor's mommy said...

Okay...so now I feel really stupid. Cause I found my brain...AND where you explained it in your post! Ugh...

Now I'm going to take Bri-bee up on her offer to snuggle up and watch tv together!

...danielle

Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

Anita...How did all the testing go? Were they able to give you any preliminary results? I hope all went well.

Elaine