Olivia was taken to Texas Children's for her followup tests to check for any seizure activity and damage to her brain due to the seizures she had the past weekend. During the EEG she had a few pedi mal seizures as she slept. The test also showed some shadowing on her right frontal lobe. The neurosurgeon was called in to watch her during the testing and was to see Olivia afterwards. There is damage to her little brain but to what extent and what she will encounter from this is unknown. At this time she is still babbling, playing and showing she is as happy as can be under the circumstances. However, she is still young to determine the severity of the damage. The Dr. said the damage could very well be physical and motor which is an easy fix, but only time will tell. The oncologist should be making a recommendation on a treatment plan for Olivia so she can start her radiation to keep down the swelling. This is not at all an insurance that the malformatin will shrink, or that the seizures will stop. Only God can insure that she be healed, and with prayers we know she will be! The malformation seems to continue to grow which is worrysome because this can result in more problems down the line. None of which we like to think about but scary enough that we should pray for God's hand over her body to prevent the blindness, to prevent the aneurism.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers for Olivia as well as for the rest of the family. Please continue to pray for the girls to have peace, comfort and understanding during this time where Olivia has to adjust to not only wearing the helmet to move her skull into place, but the continued trips to the Drs and all the testing that comes with it. It is hard for the girls to understand that today is not a day to go to the park, swim in their pool, or bake cookies, today we have to go to the dr....they have a hard time with that. Please pray for Kelly to have the strength to continue to care daily for the girls, to be able to have peace that what she is doing is the best she can do, and to continue to look to God for wisdom, and strength and the courage to face each day with whatever obstacles arise.
Do not be terrified...for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9