Dads neurologist, Dr. Fleming, called today. I want you to know were still working on your questions about your Dads autopsy. Weve gone back to the pathologist to try to get some answers, and I expect they may have to go back and do some stains on tissue and so forth. I dont know when well have the results.
I remember that your Dads mother died of a stroke, he continued. Do you know if it was a hemorrhagic stroke? If theres anyone still alive you can talk with to find out, that would be very interesting for us to know.
I promised to try to get more information for him.
The microbleeds your Dad had are so interesting that we plan to discuss his case without using his name, of course - at our Neuroconference sometime in March. Most likely Ill be presenting the pathology slides myself.
Would it be possible for me to attend this conference and listen to your presentation? I asked, half expecting him to say hed rather I wouldnt. Yes, that would be fine, he answered. Ill let you know when we schedule the presentation.
Im really excited about this maybe now well start to get some answers about what caused Dads dementia!