02 April 2009The VNS implant surgery is complete and after six hours of observation we are now home. Mackenzie is doing well. She seems to have very little discomfort at the moment but she is very tired. She will have about five 'ramp up' appointments in the following weeks to find the right frequency, intensity, and duration of the 'shocks' that the device delivers to the Vagas nerve.
11 April 2009Happy Easter friends and family.
We are a little over a week out from the VNS implant surgery. Mackenzie is doing very well. The incisions are healing nicely. She had her first 'ramp up' appointment this past Thursday. So far there hasn't been much change in the seizure activity, but that is to be expected. The device is not yet set at the appropriate level. According to our research, it could take anywhere from six months to a year to see the results we are hoping to get from this device.