Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Here's to Jacob
Jacob's epileptologist also agrees that he should have neurosurgery. He said that the left and right hemispheres compete for dominance and that the electrical activity in the left is interfering with the right's ability to take over the functions of the left hemisphere. He said he should have the surgery as soon as possible. The neurology/neurosurgery departments at Children's Hospital Boston will meet next Tuesday to discuss Jacob and to make a formal recommendation. Jacob also had his gross motor skills evaluation and although he is delayed, his scores have improved since last year. Finally, we received the results from Jacob's Constraint Therapy and he went from a percentage score of 2% to 26% for use of his right hand! I feel like I'm writing one of those Christmas newsletters except this one is about Jacob's brains. Nonetheless, it's full of cheer.