We have just got home from the Hospital and have got Patrick's MRI results. Guess what - he passed!
The short answer is that it is good news basically.
There is no sign of further loss of white matter that they can see which is brilliant news for us as you can imagine. It also looks like the brain is trying to regenerate some areas where there has been loss and generally his brain has matured and grown. That is also very good news.
The ratio of grey to white matter is still not as it should be but again, no signs of it worsening and they have now been able to identify that the area responsible for his limbs (motor and nerves) is lacking in growth and structure. While this is an area of concern it is also good that it has shown on the MRI as investigations can continue in that area now. The part of the brain that links both sides has shown great progress in growth and structure/maturity too. This also controls or has an affect on his co-ordination.
The structure of the outside of Patrick's brain is also showing great improvement and has all of the characteristics that is expected. All of the bumps, hills and valleys as it were, so we are really pleased about that too.
All in all, a great result for Patrick and wonderful news for us, his family. We still don't know what that means for his future but we see that future as being far less bleak and a lot less scary.
We are on cloud nine at the moment and are trying to take in the news fully but rest assured - we are very happy bunnies right now. What a great kick-bum day we are having!