The Neurologists spoke with the stroke doctors about Julianne's symptoms and they agree that these are not symptoms you see with a stroke in the part of the brain in which Julianne had hers. The only time he'd seen a turned head and eyes was when the stroke was in the Cerebellum (more like the bottom of the brain or brain stem). The Neurologist told us that adults typically experience symptoms of just bumping into things because they can't see as good on one side. He also said that adults generally do well with this type of stroke and its reasonable to think that if adults do well a baby would do even better! As you can imagine, we were happy to hear this.
The echo results did not show any improvement in Julianne's heart function and they couldn't see much as far as the PICC line is concerned. Her doctor said yesterday that if they saw a clot on the PICC line it doesn't necessarily mean that it caused the stroke and if they didn't see a clot on the PICC line it doesn't necessarily mean that there wasn't one there that caused the stroke. SO....we guess that wouldn't have helped much anyway.
Please continue to pray for our little pumpkin as the dystonia (eyes and head looking to the left) is still somewhat of a mystery. The thought is that if it was a Reglan reaction it should be better by now. It is still responding somewhat to Benadryl though, so its puzzling. Neurology is still coming by to check Julianne frequently. Tonight they plan to do an EEG on her. This is where they will attach lots of wires to her head and record information which will tell them whether or not she's having seizures. They'll do this over night.
On a fun note, we got to take Julianne for a walk around the CICU today! It was a HUGE production getting her pumps, monitor and oxygen all arranged to take around the floor with us, but it was worth it. We enjoyed taking her out.
Thank you all so much for your encouragement and prayer. It has been so wonderful to know that so many people are supporting and praying for Julianne and for us. Of course please keep praying for Julianne and please keep us in your prayers, as well. Its so difficult and sad for us to see all this happening to Julianne. We wish that WE could protect her but its not up to us. What we can do is continue to pray for her and show her that her daddy and mommy are here with her and love her very much. :)
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