Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Take these broken wings and learn to fly...

As I follow other blogs to understand pediatric stroke and epilepsy surgery, I am reassured about our decision to pursue surgical intervention. Jacob's left hemisphere is junk. Yes, I said it. The condition of his left hemisphere makes him an ideal surgical candidate. Jacob will need to see a pediatric opthamologist to confirm a suspected diagnosis of hemianopsia or split vision. Each hemisphere of the brain controls one half of each eye. Without a functional left hemisphere, the right half of each eye is blind. Jacob will also need to be evaluated by an epileptologist. Finally, his case will be presented to the neurosurgical team and pending approval, surgery will be scheduled.

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