Julie Lyles Carr: Third Times the Charm?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Third Times the Charm?

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We're off this morning for a third round of Botox for 7 of 8 in the left arm.

This girl is becoming a Botox queen.

7 of 8 had an ischemic stroke somewhere near the time of her birth and it has left her with weakness on the left side of her body, specifically in her left arm.

You can catch all the 411 on her history at this link~~it's an Octamom page with several posts chronically our journey:
http://www.octamom.com/search?q=stroke

I was really hoping to get several more weeks out of the last treatment. 7 of 8 has to undergo a light general anesthesia for the procedure. And the whole deal is breathtakingly expensive, even with insurance.

But for whatever reason, 7 of 8 shows marked improvement after treatment for about three to four weeks and then the tightness in that arm begins to return.

So it's back to the neurologist we go.

Her doctor plans on being a bit more aggressive today and work even more on her hand. We're still figuring out the optimal approach and dosage for this precious kiddo.

So heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to day surgery we go!


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