Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Jacob is a candidate for neurosurgery - a functional hemispherectomy. Basically, the damaged left hemisphere of Jacob's brain would be disconnected from the functioning right hemisphere. Scary. We are going to proceed with a second opinion after discussing this with his pediatric neurologist. In preparation for this appointment, I had also ordered Jacob's medical records from when he was born and learned that the umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck and his APGAR scores for skin tone at 1 minute and five minutes were 0 and 1, which means he was grayish blue. He wasn't described as pink until about an hour after he was born. One door opens, another closes. I always wanted to know when Jacob had his stroke and thought it was in utero but it may have been at birth. But no Grammy, you were right. It doesn't really matter.