Oct 14, 2017 Latest post:
Mar 19, 2018
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Nick's story started when one day he said to me, "Sometimes I forget everything I've ever known, including English." I thought that was weird and didn't know what to do about that. Eventually, it became clear that he was having episodes of confusion, nausea, and aphasia. He couldn't understand what was being said to him, and couldn't respond appropriately to anything that was being said to him. We took him to his pediatrician who thought he might be having absence seizures and referred us to a pediatric neurologist. He thought these episodes might be caused by a narrowed blood vessel in Wernicke's area but they also might be the postictal phase of seizures. He ordered an MRI and an EEG, and on Sept 25th, 2017 a tumor was discovered on the MRI in Nick's left temporal lobe.