Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

A couple of weeks ago, Andrew stopped smiling and visually tracking. Completely lacking awareness of the world around him, Andrew became a shell of his old self. When a baby regresses in this way, it’s often because of seizures. We … Continue reading

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Speech and Hearing Update

The morning of Andrew’s NICU discharge, he failed two newborn hearing screenings: the Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) and the Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE). As they are both basic screening tests, the NICU tests were completed on a pass/fail basis. Andrew failed … Continue reading

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Feeding Difficulties

After multiple stomach surgeries, Andrew was discharged from the NICU hailed as a miraculously good eater. Andrew loved to eat. He knew he had been missing out.┬áBut then he came home and his eating started to change for the worst: … Continue reading

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Andrew’s wounds

Remember when due to poor nutritional status, Andrew’s body lacked the proper healing mechanisms, so he ┬áliterally cried his guts out after his second exploratory surgery? And then he ended up with a huge gaping hole in his stomach and … Continue reading

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Andrew’s EEG

Back in June, when Andrew was just recovering from a near-fatal encounter with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), we started to notice that his arms and legs would twitch. Sometimes, the twitches would come in clusters and would cause his tiny, swollen … Continue reading

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