Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday April 23rd Update

Erin's doing okay. Yesterday they did a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to determine if she has an infection. The unofficial results came back negative, thank goodness. I talked with her doctor yesterday he seemed to think she was doing well.
One of Erin's doctors at Ochsner, Dr. Paul McCarthy came up to me one morning several weeks ago and slipped me a CD. He asked if I liked the blues and we talked a little music. He told me that he produced this CD of Louisiana artists in which proceeds benefit: Northern Louisiana Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, of which he is on the board of directors. It's nice to know that he has a genuine interest in the advancement of TBI research. The proceeds go to funding neuroscience research and helping sufferers of stroke and TBI all over Louisiana. But it really is a good CD of blues,jazz, and zydeco. Louisiana Swamp Stomp can be purchased at Amazon. Dr. McCarthy along with all the doctors at Ochsner and Touro so far have been very attentive never hesitating to come and answer any questions or to just chat.
The doctors have ordered up another CT scan for Erin to have a look at her brain. This will be her first brain CT in weeks, I am interested to see if there are any marked changes, or what a different set of doctors have to say about it.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival starts next weekend. Erin loved to go every year, here's a picture of her enjoying a beautiful day and good music.

1 comment:

  1. Stopping by to pray for Erin.

    Stay strong and keep the faith!!!!

    Prayer is powerful.