Friday, August 20, 2010


Here is Ben's surgery schedule. His brain surgery is a two-stage procedure, with the two surgeries tentatively scheduled a week apart.

Tuesday, August 31 - 1st surgery to place electrodes on his brain. This is so the Dr.'s can map his brain, determining specifically where in his brain his memory and language functions are. This mapping will take approximately one week and it will take place in the hospital. After this is done . . .

Tuesday, September 7 - 2nd surgery to remove the abnormal brain tissue (bye-bye left hippocampus!) that has been causing Ben's seizures. The electrodes from the mapping will also be removed. Recovery from this surgery is expected to be 5-7 days in the hospital, and another 2-4 weeks at home. has some pretty easy to understand information on brain mapping and surgery if you want to read more. Click Here

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