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And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew18:5

Saturday, August 25, 2012

MRI Findings

The MRI yesterday was GOOD.....and frustrating!  She has everything she needs and is a perfect candidate for an implant...BUT....the MRI showed some Myelin deterioration on some of her nerves.  They want us to see a neurologist to be sure it's not an active deterioration.  Nothing in the dye lit up as it normally would when something is active, but they are recommending that we wait 2-6 months to implant so we can do another MRI and see if it's changing:( I want whats best for her, but my gut feeling is that it was caused from an OLD illness, and is probably what caused her deafness in the first place.  In my researching she has none of the symptoms of this ongoing disease.  The doctor said we could implant anyway, but for the follow up MRI, we may have to surgically remove the magnet.  You CAN do MRI's with special protective measures, but he said it sort of distorts the image because of the magnetic pull of the magnet??  If she needed several MRI's removing the magnet each time would be a LOT to put her through. I just want to SCREAM!!!!  Her language window is closing:( 

The myelin sheath is a fatty layer that protects nerve cells, extending to cover the nerve throughout its length, except in small, unmyelinated gaps known as the nodes of Ranvier. Myelin aids in accelerating the speed at which an impulse travels along a nerve by causing the impulse to jump from one node of Ranvier to the next. Damage to the myelin sheath, called demyelination, compromises the nerve's ability to conduct impulses

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1 comment:

  1. Could it be that this demyelination was caused by institutionalization/trauma/neglect..thinking that they discussed this in our international adoption clinic seminars?