A Welcome Message

“We’re not distracted by politics. We’re not held by the constraints of any major religion. The Lord looks out for us all by giving us the compassion to look out for each other.” – Brandi Carlile

We’re Looking at Surgery for Natalie

We met with our neurologist and the neurosurgeon at Primary Children’s on Thursday. We’re proceeding towards surgery but have to get a neuro-psychological evaluation and a pediatric ophthalmologist to measure her vision field cut before we go back. Neurosurgery will meet with us again on March 3, and I expect that’s when they set the date… Continue reading We’re Looking at Surgery for Natalie

Natalie’s Surgery – Pediatric Peri-Insular Hemispherotomy

On July 26, 2011 Natalie went to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City to have a Pediatric Peri-Insular Hemispherotomy performed to control her seizures. ¬† We started the conversation in 2010, and began tests in September 2010 to determine whether Natalie would benefit from this procedure. ¬†After completing interviews with her pediatric neurologist,… Continue reading Natalie’s Surgery – Pediatric Peri-Insular Hemispherotomy

2nd Surgery Update & Surprise Finish

Natalie’s post surgery update – we got a surprise, Natalie is out of surgery and headed over to the ICU. The doctor said she did really well in the operating room, no complications. She isn’t going to require a drainage tube (another surprise), so it’s just stitches to deal with. We should be able to… Continue reading 2nd Surgery Update & Surprise Finish

PICU Room 6 – Post Op

Natalie is recovering in the Pediatric ICU (PICU) and off ventilation. She’ll be sleeping for a while now. The anesthesiologist has come out and spoken with Angela and I to let us know (again) that the surgery went smoothly. We met Dr Kestle in the PICU and discussed Natalie’s surgery further.  Natalie was extremely pale but… Continue reading PICU Room 6 – Post Op