Testing has Begun

Mom and Lyn met with a clinician who can do the neuro-psych testing.  She happened to have a cancellation and let them have the open time slot.  They had an introductory meeting and began by having Lyn answer an hour's worth of questions.  Mom was out of the room.  When they called her back in, they covered Lyn's very early history including her pregnancy, labor and delivery.

One of the interesting things that came out of this conversation was that Lyn was first put on antibiotics when she was about 2 hours old as a preventative measure.  Lyn was premature.  Labor and delivery was short but intense.  Contractions were extremely long and never really let up.  Once she was delivered, they started on the antibiotics and continued them every 4 hours for at least the first 24 hours.  The clinician stated that antibiotic use on such a premature brain could result in damage.  Mom always felt the damage was a result of the preterm delivery and intense labor.  It is an interesting theory if nothing else.

Lyn will visit with the clinician three more times.  They will play games on the computer, play with blocks and ask Lyn questions to which they will write the answers she gives.  Each of the sessions will last for two to three hours a piece.

Lyn is thrilled.  Can't you tell?


  1. This is one of the cutest pics I have ever seen. She is precious. (then and now!)

  2. The Look was there from the beginning. I love this picture too.


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