Diagnosis Archive

Diagnosis … our saga

(I hope you read part 1 of “diagnosis” here.) When Pearlsky was born her apgar score was 9, so much for standardized testing. She was in the NICU within hours for a temperature regulation issue, but that resolved quickly. Then the CAT scan, genetics, neurology, CSF (spinal tap), etc. As mentioned, a week in the

Diagnosis – dī-ig-ˈnō-səs

The whole concept of “diagnosis” has been on my mind a lot lately. Bet you didn’t even think of it as a “concept” but I do. I will explain, and probably ramble. Most of the links offered will be to respectable references, no need to look, actually.

Can you see me now?

Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI) … basically it means that your eyes may work, but the optic nerve or brain, well, messes up (“visual impairment due to non-ocular causes”). We were told that the eyes form late in brain development, that many consider them an extension or even part of the brain, and when there is