Thursday, October 16, 2008

Neurological Consult

We spoke with Geoff's neurologist regarding the latest CT scan. First, the positive. With respect to upper brain function (personality, memories, etc.) we have reason to remain hopeful. However, the basal ganglia appears to have suffered significant damage, which may affect various aspects of motor function. The truth is, we don't know how much of the damage is irreversible. For now, all we can do is wait...

4 comments:

Leanne said...

I just wanted to say that all of us who know and love Geoff are keeping both him and you his family in our thoughts and prayers. We'll keep thinking positively and sending our love to Geoff.

eunicious said...

I will pray for Geoff right now... that he's motor function would be recovered...
hang in there geoff!!! we are all praying for you!!!

Kyle A said...

All I know is that when Jed was going through pretty much a similar situation we were told he would have very little memory, probably not be able to talk, and may lose motor function....

in the end, after 3 weeks in a coma and a year of rehab all that is wrong is he can't smell and his vision is a little blury.

So like you said, there is no way to tell what will happen. Geoff is a strong person and has tons of support, I truly believe he will come out of this on top.

arip09 said...

Family Rau, I am sending my undying and unwavering support and love.
Geoff is one of the strongest peeps I have ever met and I am sure if anyone can make it, he can!

love

Austin Ripmasterf