First I want to start off by saying thank you.
Thank you all so much for all of the kind words, prayers, and very thoughtful messages. It really did help us get through a horrible day. So many people love and care about Emily, even complete strangers, and for that we are eternally grateful!
Emily had a MUCH better day today. We did not see any visible seizures but with that being said since she is still on an eeg we saw many on the screen, mostly when she is sleeping or when she is falling asleep or just waking up.
She was much happier today also. We got lots of smiles and some pretty good eye contact too!
She saw the ophthalmologist, who was also great, and he said she does have CVI. Her eyes are healthy and her vision is perfect, her brain does not let her see properly right now. When we get home with will start a vi son program for her to help her see better.
Yesterday we met with the neuro/metabolic specialist, he was so great! He explained what he thought and what we are going to look for. He thinks Emily may have an early onset of Rett's syndrome or cdkl5. She has actually been tested for cdkl5 before and it was negative but apparently the lab the preformed the test is not "the best" so if all of the other testing comes back negative we are going to re-test her for that one. He was explaining that finding Emily's disorder is going to be very difficult. He described it to us like this-finding a typo in a book with 20 trillion letters in it.
Finding what is "wrong" with her may not change anything, but if we do find out we can prepare ourselves for what is to come and some disorders have other problems that arise in the future like heart or kidney issues and we can already be on top of things if we have a heads up.
So blood and urine were sent off and we should hear something in 4-8 weeks.
Also we have decided to change her diet slightly. Stacy if you are reading this I am going to email you all of the new info this weekend :)
She is currently on a 4:1 ratio *4 fat to 1 carb* and the formula that she is on has artificial sweetener and some people are much more sensitive to it so we are changing formulas and ratios to see if that will help at all.
I will leave you with a few pictures.
This is Emily's very first hotel stay. She looks pretty darn comfy.
Her eeg leads on. She did so great with them, all 4 days worth!