We JUST saw the neurologist, Dr. Mantovani, (who happens to have been Noah’s neurologist as well) and we got GOOD news!
Basically, after the MRI he determined that she has a virus that is effecting her brain. The virus is unidentified at this point but he’s doing more blood tests tomorrow to see if he can pin point exactly which virus she has. And for some reason, the virus is making her brain waves slow down. Which is causing her slow responses.
Her symptoms that we found strange since Saturday and everyone told us were just reactions to the anti-seizure meds are double vision, hand-eye coordination that is about an inch off, extreme irritability (my favorite!), unable to walk, etc. We kept telling everyone we thought something else was wrong but they were SURE the UTI caused the fever, the fever caused the seizures and the seizure meds caused the strange behavior. LUCKILY the neurologist FINALLY agreed with us today that something else was wrong and now the MRI confirms it.
From here we will have more blood tests tomorrow, hope her fever goes away (it’s hanging steady at 99-101) and watch her symptoms. Dr. Mantovani hopes we can go home tomorrow but he wants to wait and evaluate her in the morning first.
He says the symptoms can last a few days up to a month, only time and diagnosis will tell.
Gotta run to my sick kid but THANK YOU for the prayers, meals, etc!