Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Seizure Meds Increased

Tonight as we sat down to have dinner, the phone rang and I was quite suprised to hear it was Violet's Neurologist.

He received her Seizure Med level results and he rang to ask me to increase her dose as he feels it isn't high enough. In saying that, he has decided to lower her morning dose and increase her nightime dose so she hopefully won't become too drowsy from this increase.

She has been very tired lately. She wakes at 7am and on the way home from dropping Emily off to school she is now often asleep on the way home at 8.50am. She also has been very keen to have alot more extra cuddles on the lounge and also falls asleep doing this...very unlike Violet to be sooo tired, so if the lower dose in the morning doesn't do the trick to stop her drowsiness then he wants to swap her to another seizure med like Eplim, as I have heard Tegretol can do this to children.

He was worried that if he didn't increase her dose she would be bound to have break through seizures.

4 comments:

Kristen said...

I wish Cayman's Naturopathic Doctor was close for you. He has found a much better way to approach seizures. Cayman's seizures have been so successfully maintained without all the yucky meds and their side effects.

Dianne said...

I really hope the change works both to help Violet be less tired during the day, and to avoid any further seizures. xoxo

Josephine said...

I hope the change helps. It's hard to have a little one be so tired all the time! Avery has been very tired recently too - I think it's a combination of several things, including the valium increase last week and a growth spurt....

Anonymous said...

I hope the change in medication holds off the seizures and that taking less in the morning helps with tiredness.

Alison