Childhood Stroke: A Visit to the Neurologist

Elevator ride to the Department of Neurology at Children's Hospital Boston.

Dr. Adre DuPlessis examines my niece.

“I've always been optimistic about her.” he said. “I think she will be okay. The only thing we have to watch out for is seizures. They might occur at a later time but that is a small percentage.”

This was their last appointment with Dr. DuPlessis. It was time to refer my niece to another neurologist since he specializes in treating children from newborns up to three years of age. My sister held back tears. She thanked him and said goodbye. She later confided that among all the doctors that spoke to her after she gave birth, he was the one that showed the most concern.