She might be going to the CPAP ventilator today and if she does I'll be able to hold her again. We haven't held her since the first week of March. I'm really looking forward to it.
An MRI was done on Monday to make sure her brain was in good condition and could manage the functions of her body should she undergo another operation. Dr. Ahmad was happy with the results. He said the brain size is fairly decent, with "minimal loss" around the outer edges. He said he could barely tell there is any loss at all. He said despite everything (that has happened and is happening) her brain appears to be growing at a good rate. With the areas that got damaged he said he does not see a big loss. He also commented today that she looks very alert and seems in good mental condition.
An MRV was also done to check the blood flow in the brain and it's good. Hematology stopped by today and said the clots are no longer problematic.
Dr. Ahmad has assured us that he's doing everything he can to make sure he finds out what is causing the Chylo so it can be effectively treated. The challenge is that it's a rare condition with many possible causes. The team has already tried all conventional treatments and has gone as far as surgery with obviously no success. It's correct to say we're in uncharted territory. There's not adequate research/studies/information on how to stop the Chylo at this point. He is reaching out to specialists that might offer different ideas about what it could be caused from due to the niche they work in. She had a high resolution CT scan today to check for one possibility. I'm sure there are other exams that will come along in the future.