After getting the call from the doctor’s office, we went in to meet with him at 4. In summary, Zuzu’s MRI showed scar tissue on the left side, indicating a stroke at some point. It’s in the area controlling motor skills, which we see through the weakness on her right side. As the doctor said, she may never be a concert pianist, but she will be able to function regularly the rest of her life. Is there a chance of seizures? Maybe. But the rest of her brain will compensate for what was lost to the stroke. He was encouraged that her right leg was lax and not stiff in terms of expectations of her ability to walk normally. She will walk later than other kids, but we already guessed that. Because we are already seeing drastic improvements in her gross motor skills after just a few weeks of therapy, we will continue with therapy as it is now and come back to see the neurologist in 6 months. We won’t know how or if any thing else has been affected from the stroke, so we have to just wait and see how she develops. We do have to see a cardiologist to make sure there is no defect or problem with her heart that may have caused the stroke. But…that’s it. Like we already knew- she’s just fine. I would say she’s perfect 🙂
And my perfect angel turns one tomorrow. Unbelievable. Preparations continue- I finished her “cake outfit” for our mini-celebration tomorrow evening and Saturday’s gala event in Norman. I am so excited for it and relieved after today.