Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's been a while...

I have not posted here in quite some time. That leaves me wondering where to begin again. Here goes....

Gracie has had an increase in seizure activity since the start of the year. Her medication levels had dropped and one medicine (the Depakote) was increased the end of January. Her levels were still not to where they need to be and the seizures continued. Just this past week, both of her medications were increased (Depakote and Keppra). Hopefully, this will help Gracie get some control over her seizures.

The medication changes also seem to be helping with the headaches. Gracie has been complaining of headcahes on and off but much more frequently of late. We were told that the headaches are a bit of a warning that her medication levels have dropped. One of the side effects of Depakote is that is helps with headaches. Since she is so used to it, it seems that when there is not enough of it in her system, she gets headaches. She can now clearly communicate when she has a headache so hopefully, this will help us to know when her level need to be adjusted in the future.

Grace managed to put on some weight. She is up to 32 and a half pounds! It is great to see her making some strides in this as she has continued to grow. It is most likely a combination of her gaining a bit of weight and having been sick earlier that impacted her metabolism and how she is processing her medications. We are hopeful that this latest adjustment will last her for a while.

I'll try to post soon with some updates from her evaluations.

1 comment:

  1. Tom Marie
    If I can help in anyway .please call . Give gracie a hug from me . Ms trudy