Sunday, August 16, 2009

Neurologists appointment and increasing meds

We had our first visit with the neurologist Thursday. He seemed extremely knowledgable albeit a little quirky. I've actually worked with him before at the hospital, so I was prepared for his eccentricities. Little Yusef gave him a big ol grin when he was examining him, so looks like Yusef doesn't mind his personalilty one bit.

Unfortunately, Yusef is still having seizures, although fewer. We've gone up on the meds twice now, and he's still having about two episodes a day. We went up to 2 ml's yesterday, which is double his original dose. Yesterday he had two seizures, so far today, none. We'll see how today goes and if he has any seizures, I'm to call the doc tomorrow. If need be we will add another med to the regiment, and if that doesn't work we will start ACTH treatments. ACTH is a hormone and Yusef would have to be admitted to the hospital for these. It is a hormone naturally produced by the body and has alot of side effects. I'm praying that these other meds will do the trick and we won't have to go that route.

The good news is that Yusef will outgrow these types of seizures (infantile spasms). The Dr. thinks that we're looking at 6-12 months of treatments. In the meantime, it is imperative that we get control over them because they can be damaging to the brain.

I've also noticed that Yusef is so much more fussy since this has all began. After he has a seizure he literally screams bloody murder. It's absolutely heart wrenching and I feel so out of control and powerless.


umm luqman said...

May Allah ta'ala grant shifa to Yesuf..ameen.

.::Tuttie::. said...

May Allah swt grant Yusef complete cure ameen. Don't despair mama, Ramadan is coming and so are the last 10 days and laylatul qadr. I will keep you in my duas inshaAllah.

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