She had an MRI taken today. They had to sedate her again to accomplish this. The results have not been clearly stated at this point, although the MRI does indicated sinus congestion...no surprise. Neurology will explain more tomorrow about their findings. We do know already that the injury on her brain that occurred during her swine flu intubation three years ago is still prevalent.
The area of the brain where the damage occurred with swine flu is in the back section. It has affected her memory and ability to process information, which we had noticed three years ago. It has improved over time and we hope it continues. We really hope this recent trauma did not increase the existing damage.
Natalie ate food today and loved it. She ordered a huge meal by request, we let her knowing she would only eat a little. Her tummy needs to start simple...but her eyes are big.
When we came to ICS it was like coming home ;) She was happy to be in a familiar setting. She went straight to the window to find the temple in the city. I heard her say; "Yep, there it is...I see it!"
We played games and watched National Treasure. She enjoys American history or anything that has to do with the American flag; she kept asking if the treasure was real. I started to read the Declaration of Independence to her...she feel asleep. A little too young still.
I have another couch bed tonight...wahoo!
More news tomorrow and many thanks for the continued messages of encouragement. We are so lucky to have many amazing people praying for us and cheering for us.
|stretching as we walked to MRI (about 10 yards)|
|Just drifted off and ready for MRI|
|She was so relaxed afterward and slept for a while|
|Lunch was welcomed graciously|