Brett spoke on the phone to Dr. Phillips today regarding Jenelle's MRI results. Jenelle's MRI was"normal", but it still leaves us with many questions about her delays. The good news with this is that we can rule out any brain tumor or other significant problem. I'm sure we'll get more details from Dr. Phillips at our next appointment on July 22, 2003.
Later, Jenelle saw Dr. Florencio Ching for her initial Opthamology appointment. She was such a good girl during the exam and only fussed once when he had to put drops in her eyes to dilate them. Dr. Ching examined her vision and said that she appears to be farsighted. Upon examining her eyes after being dilated, he said everything was normal, and that the optic nerve and retna were attached.
Dr. Ching felt that Jenelle's vision is "developmentally delayed" - it should be better for her age, but at this point, her vision is still in the development stages, so it is a little early to diagnose a problem, if any. He reviewed her MRI report and said there was nothing there to indicate a vision problem.
Dr. Ching will see Jenelle again in 4 months to assess her vision at that point. Overall today we've received good news, but also we still have a lot of questions unanswered.