March 31, 2006

The neuro-doula

Rob asked Evan's neurologist, Dr. Young, if he would be our doula for neurology. He is not associated with a hospital that would do surgery if that is what we end up doing, so he is unbiased. We've been running everything past him and it's nice to get his opinions on the different things we hear. In the meantime, he is regulating Evan's medicine and seeing him for regular office visits.

Next week Evan will have an MRI done and the following week we will meet with Dr. Bruce, the neurosurgeon for Children's Hospital in DC. It'll be interesting to hear what he has to say about how he thinks we should move forward. At Children's they tend to involve the surgeon early in the process, whereas as Hopkins, the neurologist makes all the calls until you are sure about surgery. It's interesting to see how differently hospitals work!

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