Schedule next week

Amelia in her new hospital bed on Saturday.

I don't have time to write more, so...please pray for us at Mayo this week!

The conditions Amelia is being evaluated for over the next week or so are listed below:
Her schedule at Mayo Clinic includes the following tests:
  • Spinal tap, or lumbar puncture, which is similar to receiving an epidural during labor
  • MRI (magnetic resonance image) and MRV (magnetic resonance venogram) of the head; the MRV hasn't been done ever before, and will examine the veins helping drain her brain of excess fluid
  • EEG during wake & sleep times, as well as a symptomatic EEG to be performed in an emergency setting when she is experiencing nystagmus (eye jerking)
  • Examination with photos taken of the optic nerve fundus, the part of the nerve that is visible at the back of the eyes using a special camera
  • Laryngoscopy & possible MRI of the neck to explore possible neck infection sites
  • Appointments with doctors in the following areas: immune system function, nervous system function, eye, and ear/nose/throat.