They have to keep her a little longer

Last I wrote, we thought Abby was going home on Friday or Saturday. On Thursday, while returning from one of several CAT scans, she had another seizure. This one was not as violent as the others, but still caused her to enter that unresponsive state, and finally just to go to sleep. They sent her for another CAT scan to make sure there was not bleeding at the removal site, that came back good. So currently the surgeeon, neurologist, and oncologist think this is just "normal" after surgery. Obviously the brain does not like being disturbed, and this is one of the ways that it responds.

The good part about this is that since it happened in the hospital, it gives us the opportunity to tune her anticonvulsant drugs under observation. The bad part is that means 3 to 5 more days in the hospital.

05:39 PM, 13 May 2004 by C. R. Oldham Permalink | Attach Photo

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