I don't even know what those damn letters stand for, but so much of our family's life is hanging on them.
The EEG measures brain waves, brain activity.
James' first EEG came back with little activity, barely any. This was to be expected since he was on the cooling pad.
We got the results from the second, post cooling pad EEG today. There was some activity.
Normally, the more time between the initial injury and the EEGs the more brain activity there is in a baby. However, we have just as good of a chance that the next EEG (to be done Tuesday or Wednesday) will stay the same - only some activity - as we do that it will improve.
An MRI will also be done in the next week or so. This will show how deep the brain damage is.
Because they have taken him off the pain medicine we now know that his muscle tone is very poor and his brain cannot control his muscles the way a normal 1 week old's can. We also know that his pupils only dilate sometimes. We also know that his gag reflex is inconsistent.
I ask you to beg God to heal James' brain damage and restore him to full health.
You've been praying hard for 7 days and we are very grateful. Let us put our hope in the Lord.