Isaac has made it through another night. Since receiving the seizure medication, he has not had any more clinical (visible) seizures. The CT scan revealed no bleeding nor clotting in the brain. There was increased fluid symmetrically surrounding his brain, but not to an alarming extent. An EEG has been ordered once more to monitor Isaac's brain activity over an extended period of time to determine whether he is experiencing non-clinical seizures still & where they are firing in the brain. Depending on the results of this monitoring, an MRI may be in order. However, Isaac needs to become far more stable to leave the floor for the long MRI scan. Also, his following resident is performing an LP (lumbar puncture/spinal tap) on him right now to determine whether there is an infection, such as meningitis, in his spinal fluid. Neurology has performed an assessment with results pending. In light of last night's seizure activity, discussion of removing the Broviak has returned to the table.
On a lighter note, his color has improved today & the edema has been reduced. Our sweet boy is back to sleeping soundly with his little hand brought up right under his chin, much like he did in utero (see January 18th blog entry for pics). His heart rate has returned to the 140's & his blood pressure has responded favorably to the epinephrine. And in true fashion, Isaac has thrown us for a loop once more with a lactate of 1.8 most recently.
So the journey continues. While we have no idea what lies just beyond the next bend, we know & trust the One who guides our way. Our hearts are deeply grateful for His faithfulness & for the loving support & friends of everyone around the world. Thank you for continuing to walk along side us as we press on in our journey. The marathon continues one day more.