On behalf of our 11-year-old daughter Alethea, my husband and I would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr. Bolton, and his assistant Holly, for their diligence and care!
Without Dr. Bolton’s urging, I never would have taken Alee back to the ER, and goodness knows where we might’ve been otherwise!
We hope to get her home soon.
The physicians at SickKids were, like yourself and Dr. Jamieson, very worried about Alethea due to indications of possible carotid dissection — or some other vascular or right-sided TBI issue from the equestrian accident in late September (affecting her left side and making that side weaker).
The brain MRI did find a lesion that their neurosurgery team will be following-up with. And their neuro-opthamology team will be addressing eye issues, and psychiatry and social work are on board with diagnosis of severe depression compounded with PTSD. They’ve advised a 4-6 week brain rehabilitation program at Holland-Bloorview, complete with physiotherapies and additional speech-language pathologist support.
Dr. Jamieson will be overseeing things in tandem with the SickKids and Holland-Bloorview teams.
As there is more going on than just a concussion, we may not be back to see you just yet. However, I will be referring EVERYONE I know to see you!
My husband, who is a sub-specialist, fully admits that he had an unfounded prejudice about chiropractors(!). But he extends an apology and a hand of friendship to you, for catching something that not only went under the radar of other physicians—but including Eliot himself, who has been watching his precious Alee so closely since the accident.
Dr. Jamieson was so very wise to have referred Alee to you. And we owe you—and Dr. Jamieson—a debt of gratitude that cannot ever be truly captured with mere words.
Wishing blessings to you and your family and your team at the Peterborough Concussion Clinic,
Kyla Gutsche and Alethea (and big brother Alex!) and Eliot Beaubien