The only other finding to the MRI is a mass in the white matter of the left frontal lobe. While this type of thing could show up for a number of reasons, most of which are inconsequential, there is a need to treat it with respect. There is a small chance it could be a tumor of some sort. We will repeat the MRI in about 4 months. Even if this shows up again that doesn't always mean anything, but might prompt further testing. Even though she was downplaying this finding, it is a little unsettling. Just one more thing to be concerned about. It just never ends. We will keep everyone posted on this, but it will be a few months before we know anything more. Tonight we have other, more pressing concerns with Elias breathing.
At the time of this posting Elias is sleeping and on the ventilator. It is doing all the work though. We think he is so exhausted his body is allowing the vent to breathe for him. We had to raise the rate to 15 bpm to keep his Sats up but hopefully he will relax, breathe on his own when he can and be better tomorrow. Thank you all for you concerns, thoughts & prayers, especially for the newest issue.
By the way if you haven't seen it already, check out the Videos in the side bar to the right. There is a short new video of Elias walking and kinda babbling! It's adorable!
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