Trades Piece of Her Brain for End to Seizures

By ROXANNA SHERWOOD, ABC News — From go.com Published at January 5, 2011 Views 636 Comments 1 Likes 1

Holes drilled in her head, wires inserted into her brain, the single mother got the good news: the abnormalities in certain areas of her brain had been pinpointed and, if surgically removed, might end her increasingly frequent seizures.

But there were enormous risks — potential damage to her memory, other critical functions, even the possibility she could be "cured" for a brief time by surgery, only to have the problem surface in another part of the brain and her seizures resume.

Then Kristy MacDonald, 30, thought about her 6-year-old daughter, Mychaela. Now that MacDonald was incapacitated by her seizures more frequently, the young child was more often in the role of caring for her mother than a child should be. The high-stakes gamble was worth it.

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julesdg
julesdg September 22, 2011 at 1:46 pm   
Edited September 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm by julesdg

I have a griend who has had two brain surgeries on the right side of her brain. She still has seizures they simply moved to the left side of her brain. As you can guess she cannot have surgery now.