Monday, December 13, 2010

Update on Jackie #2...

Day of Surgery...




After her hair got chopped (due to the massive rats nest in it.. no joke, her entire head of hair was a big tangled ball) and it had a few days to heal a bit....


Sooo... Jackie is out of the hospital!! She was in there for a little over 2 weeks. Maybe 3?? Now I don't remember. Jackie had only had a 2 seizures while she was there so after 2 weeks they decided not to leave those sensors on her brain anymore. It could cause a lot of things like infections, clotting, etc. So on Monday, they said that no matter what, Jackie would have that final surgery done that Thursday. We were praying for seizures to come so that they would know the exact spot the seizures were coming from to remove it. Well on Wednesday night she had 7!! They were all long enough that the doctors could read where they were coming from. It was a huge relief. Well turns out the seizures weren't just coming from the spot they thought they were. A lot of them hit that center spot but they all didn't originate from there. That wasn't the best news to hear but there is good that comes from knowing that as well. So she went in for surgery that Thursday. They took out a small piece in the center of her brain. They think that her seizures will come back eventually but now that they know that they come from all over, there is some shocking sensor thing they can put on her "vegas nerve" that when that nerve feels a seizure coming on, it shocks it and calms it down. They don't know if her seizures will come back 3 months from now or 10 years from now... we are definitely hoping for the latter! :) Thank you for all of the prayers, well wishes and support!!


1 comments:

Ani Schmidt said...

Alan's brother has the "Vegas Nerve" stimulator as well to pull him out of his seizures. It works some of the time, but he has seizures at least once a day, so it may just be too little to late for him. I hope it works perfectly for Jackie!

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