Thursday, February 17, 2011

Neurology Appointment

Yuri's test didn't show any seizures. Based on the information I gave him and his exam, the doctor said that Yuri does not have CP and probably doesn't have hydrocephalus due to his small head size. He also doubts that Yuri suffered any major brain damage at birth. (I'm so glad I requested (fought) for the medicals to be translated.) He ordered an MRI and told us to go see a geneticist.

He believes that Yuri has a metabolic disorder of some kind. So now we have to figure out what it is. We will see if the MRI comes back with anything interesting


14 comments:

  1. Goodness gracious....no CP????? No Hydrocephalus???? Wow. How could they possibly get that wrong? Wait, don't answer that! Ugh.

    Gosh, friend, what a journey with all the tests. Boy do I understand. Take it one little step ata time.

    LESSON....take EVERY bit of infomation from orphanages with a teeny, tiny, grain of salt!!!

    How is Yuri doing? Still fussing and crying as much?

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  2. Sounds like a pretty good appointment, I'm glad you are getting to the bottom of things and fought like the mama bear that you are! Great job advocating for your son :o)

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  3. Wow. This is written in English and I'm all...huh?
    The first part sounds like good news. "Doesn't have..." is good.
    I don't know anything about metabolic disorders but I will be praying!! Hoping either nothing is wrong (except he has spent his life in an orphanage) or that you will get answers that are needed!

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  4. Just crazy! That kid is so lucky to have you in his corner!

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  5. Autumn! That's great news! Praise the LORD!!!! I'm so glad you're their momma and that you fought for them!

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  6. Hi Autumn, glad to hear that Yuri doesn't have seizures, that is great news! :) Hopefully you'll be able to find more information so that he is more comfortable (esp with food) and blossom more. Will pray for this.

    You're doing great!!! :)

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  7. So glad he doesn't have seizures. Hope the next doc can find out what is going on with him. He looks happier though :-)

    Monica
    www.xmaswarrior.blogspot.com

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  8. What good news!! I'm amazed! God is so good.

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  9. These boys are so amazing and beautiful. I am glad for the news so far, and I hope whatever is going on with Yuri can be managed relatively simply for you all. These boys already look so tremendously different just in their short time home. Thank you so much for recuing them and giving them the mother, father and family they deserve!

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  10. The Dr.'s assessment is very interesting! I am guessing he didn't find any rigidity in Yuri's extremities, I haven't seen any in his pictures. So, my initial thought is YES, he doesn't have CP (Way cool)and I am loving the no major brain damage from birth (no brain bleed or lack of oxygen). I wonder what put your dear Yuri in the orphanage in the first place? And I am definitely wondering what the MRI will show and what the geneticist will say. I will be targeting this in prayer, and asking God to give wisdom to you and to the medical professionals. I still think time is going to be a great friend to Yuri, and Bohdan too. Their whole demeanor is already so changed. I see peace in their eyes, and so much more.

    I am so hopeful for these two little doodlebugs. Grace and strength, refreshing, and the mind of God for you, Autumn and Josh.

    ~Barb

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  11. Thats good news...will be praying for the other tests to give you the answers you need. He is just so darn cute!

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  12. Hello! My name is Larissa and I have been following your journey for months. We are to in the process of adopting a sweet babe. I had some questions for you regarding traveling home with your babes. I looked for an email address but didn't find one. When you get a chance would you email me? thanks!
    lilmiss523@yahoo.com

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  13. Hi Autumn it's Viri. I'm so happy to see that you have your family complete and yogether now. The boys are beautiful and you continue to be supermom. Your family is awesome and wonderful. I'll continue to pray that your boys are wlell. Give Caius a big hug for me. I'll keep checking to hear your funny supermom stories and to hear good news about your boys. P.S. I miss visiting you guys! :)

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