Tomorrow will be a “hold on to your hats” sort of day. It is going to be the busiest I can recall in some time. It’ll be everything Ryan always does, to include the three hours of hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) and one hour of neuro-feedback, plus the International Brain Research Foundation (IBRF) coming for their periodic in-home neurological assessment later in the day.
A big part of the assessment includes a qEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram). We use this to gauge if there is measurable improvement in Ryan’s brain activity, compared to past results. The last one was somewhat disappointing so I can only hope it was just an off day for Ryan and tomorrow’s will be better. Yet, we’ll need to wait a few weeks for the raw data to be compiled and put in report form.
thought hope is for Ryan to perform better since his complete removal from baclofen, Perhaps it might increase alertness? Also, since the last assessment I worked with IBRF two to three times a week conducting neuro-feedback sessions with Ryan. It would be wonderful if one, or both, helped him progress.
Ryan is now 5-1/2 days into his 2+ week course of intravenous antibiotic. We did a quick-dip urine test and it was free of any indicators of infection (mainly leukocytes and nitrates). This is a good sign, but we must wait a week or so after he finishes the treatment to do a full-blown urine culture. This will be the only way to know for sure that we knocked it out.