For those of you unaware of the history of Autumn’s diagnosis, I’ll summarize the major events in a few bullet points below.
I’ll update more as I think of things and go through my other notes.
- Mar 2015: Autumn had two back to back grand mal seizures – something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I was present for the second one which again ended up in another ambulance ride to the local ER.
- Feb 2015: Autumn had 2 or 3 small seizures over the course of about 10 days. The first one being very scary and ending up with another ambulance ride into the local ER.
- Dec 2009 to Feb 2015: Regular MRIs to monitor any regrowth of the tumor after the resection. Over the years it is possible to see minimal regrowth at the boundaries of the tumor wall.
- Dec 2009: Autumn spent about 5 days in physical and occupational therapy. Side affects from the surgery included limited ability to speak and severely limited movement and mobility on the right hand side of her body.
- Dec 2009: Underwent complete tumor resection surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. The surgery lasted about 7 hours if I remember correctly, and we spent 5 days or so in the hospital.
- Sept 2009: Autumn’s first grand mal seizure which ended up with an ambulance trip to the ER, and a night in the hospital. This is where we received the first CT scan and MRI showing the obvious mass \ tumor growing in her left-hand frontal lobe.