Fantastic, stunning (fooled multiple doctors including two different neurologists) news: The MRI was CLEAR with NO SIGN of stroke!
Horrid, puzzling, frustrating news: We are left with dire, stroke-like symptoms and no clear answers. And so the medical puzzle-solving begins. I asked mom if she was just trying to show me up, as if having a regular stroke just wasn't good enough for her? She kind of giggled a bit, but also gave me a really confused look. Don't think she either grasped or appreciated my humor.
I had several specific things I wanted to tell you about today, but am so tired I can hardly see straight. Two full days at the hospital with a sleepless night in between have caugh up with me. Headed to bed. Sorry for the too-short update!
Brief Tuesday morning update: The current thoughts are that it was a TAI, some weird seizure disorder (given her age, how they can manifest, and the sporadic nature of symptoms), or even the possibility of a strange migraine manifestation has been suggested. Within a matter of minutes of posting that Mom's MRI was clear and they were saying no stroke, I heard FIVE different stories of similar strokes that were not found until a second MRI several days after the event, so I'm still not ruling out this possibility either! The simple truth is that we do not know what is going on right now! There are many more questions than answers. I rest in the realization that while we don't, God does! Please join us for praying for wisdom and clarity for our doctors, along with continued healing for mom and peace for all of our family. [Tuesday morning Detailed Update.]
More information Friday Afternoon. Brain injury from hit to the head?