Saturday, March 9, 2013

Medical Update on Meara

Meara's neurologist explained on Thursday that we have essentially three meds left to try. They all have undesirable and pretty serious side effects.  She also mentioned that a second surgery would likely be an option.  All of the tests that have been done so far (from our January hospital stay) have informed the doctors that the seizures are coming from the edge of the resected area.  In layman's terms:  they didn't remove as much as they needed to the first time around.  They will conference on it and let us know what they think.

Rock and a hard place. Either we try meds with nasty side effects, give the surgeon another chance to go in and remove more of the affected area of her brain in the hope that we will get actual seizure control, or let Meara live with epilepsy for the rest of her life as a result of choosing neither one.

I can't lie. This is hard.

Love to everyone.

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