Each day is better than the last. We were able to attend the "rounds" for Henry this morning, and we learned the following:
Henry now has, as the neonatologist put it, "brisk urine output." This means that he is peeing like a race horse. Due to stress on his kidneys, he was retaining water. Apparently his kidneys have healed, because they had to give him oversized diapers to contain the flow.
He remains clinically seizure-free. In other words, his brain may still be having some seizures, but they are not manifesting themselves in ways that we can observe. This is a good thing.
As his seizure medicine levels fall, he is becoming less limp. He even had some normal baby motions, yawns, and sighs today. Although his responses to stimuli are still fairly minimal, there was marked improvement over yesterday. Even his basic lying postures show improved "tone," meaning that he is neither clenched in a seizure nor limp like a rag doll. His skin is radiant.
His favorite position today:
Henry went for his MRI today at around 7:30 PM. We were told that he did very well and that they were able to capture many, high-quality shots of his brain, veins, and arteries. We will most likely get the results on Monday. The MRI room was a bit cold, and his body temperature had dropped some during the test, so Meade and I got to hold him to warm him up: