Just one-day-old, after being delivered at Levine Children’s Hospital, Hannah Carroll’s leg began to twitch. Alarmed, her parents asked Hannah’s medical team to investigate what could be causing an apparent tremor on her left side.
Thanks to the quick response of Levine Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, Hannah’s condition was diagnosed: she had experienced a right-side middle cerebral artery stroke, which can impact motor function on the opposite side of the body. With medication, and after being monitored in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery for one week, Hannah was able to go home for the first time.
Over the years, Hannah has regained most motor function on her left side; she even excels at her favorite sport – gymnastics.