Unfortunately, the surgery and chemo have left Emma Beth with seizures. After talking with Emma Beth's neurologist, it is believed that the next step will be to implant a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS). This serves as a "pace maker" that can alert when Emma Beth experiences a grandmal seizure. Over spring break, Emma Beth will be admitted to the hospital for more tests.
The Greenawalt's must come up with their $3,000 deductible before the neurologist can run the testing. If she is a fit for the VNS the family will have to come up with an additional $5,000 to cover the cost of the VNS.
Missie has been a blessing to my family and many others at St. Paul's. Anything will help alleviate some of this financial stress.
If you would like to read up on the VNS, I found this post from WebMD that gives a good explanation of the device. https://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/vagus-nerve-stimulator-for-epilepsy
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