Friday, January 9, 2009

Devree's MRI Markers Before Surgery

Devree's MRI Markers

This picture shows the MRI Markers that Devree had placed on her head after her MRI.









We have arrived successfully at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. It is part of the Stanford Medial Center in Palo. There is a link below that shows the facility.

http://www.lpch.org/clinicalSpecialtiesServices/ClinicalSpecialties/perioperative/ford.html

They have recently opened a new pediatric brain surgery facility called Ford Family Surgery Center.

The Ford Family Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art surgical facility designed specifically for children. As of its December 2008 opening, it is the only children’s hospital surgical facility on the West Coast whose entire surgical suite features the latest technology.

Our doctor is Michael S. B. Edwards, M.D. and his information is shown in the link below.

http://www.sierraneurosurgery.com/our-team/bio/michael-s-b-edwards/11/

Today Devree is having two high quality MRI’s done of her brain, and one of her spine. It is standard procedure to check for tumors along the whole neural system.

We won’t know if the tumor is cancerous until after it is removed.

There should not be any short term or long term memory loss when operating on this area of the brain. However, it is possible to have temporary side effects after working with the brain.

We will keep you posted as we learn more.


Todd

6 comments:

PaulaShawn said...

I'm envious of all the people who get to be there helping you! You are too cute, Alice!

Arianne said...

It looks like a very professional staff, and nice facility. We will be fasting and praying for you this weekend. Stay Smiling!!!

soggycheerios said...

Devree, you look great! We too are praying and fasting for you this weekend.
Connie O

The Gang! said...

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at serious time in your life! Stay Strong!

Hamblin Family said...

Okay Gang who are you? This is the first time we are blogging and we don't know all of these secret names. But we thoought "Soggy Cheerio" was very appropriate.

tammyella said...

well aren't you just the hottest thing around miss Devree???? lol love you!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're in my thoughts always, and you know i'd be out in that waiting room tomorrow if it wasn't in San Fransisco!!!! <3 you best call me the SECOND you're awake and not slurring your words after your surgery!!!! lol

~Teri