An update on the balance issues...
Drew went for his 1 year followup MRI and physical this past Monday. The MRI came back PERFECT! Absolutely NO tumor regrowth. -I am going to try to get a digital copy and post it here.
When the doctor did balance tests: 1.with eyes open & 2. with eyes closed, Drew did fare slightly worse with eyes closed. To be honest, he would not pass a roadside sobriety test with his eyes closed - Walk a striaght line with eyes closed & stand on one foot with eyes closed. He had to keep putting his hands out or foot down. With eyes open - no problem. The doctor said his balance COULD be corrected with physical therapy if we chose, or just continuing to be active (sports/exercise) that his brain would "re-learn" balance on it's own. It could take up to two years to return to "Normal." Given the type of surgery, we continue to be thrilled with the results and outcome of SBI and the endoscopic procedure.
Before the balance tests, Drew predicted that "eyes opened" and "eyes closed" test results would be the same and said his balance was back to normal.... Just goes to show that he doesn't feel "loopy" or "off."