It occured to me that I never really gave an update on Yusef's progress on his meds. I'm happy to say that the second med we started seems to have done the trick and he's been seizure free for the last several weeks. He's on Kepra 3 times a day and Zonegram twice a day.
I have noticed that he seems to be a tad more sleepy since this all started and he hasn't progressed at all developmentally. From what I've learned from other mom's this is to be expected and often happens with the IS. In fact, I think it's safe to say, he's even regressed on a lot of his gross motor milestones. He won't roll over like he was before, and rarely ever smiles. He seems to avoid social contact and sometimes refuses to even look at us and interacts rarely. Our therapist seems to think it's a sensory thing caused from the seizures and meds. However, just the other night I was thrilled when I got several sweet smiles out of him!
We've got an appointment Monday with the neurologist and a follow-up EEG--I'll definitely bounce it off of him and see what he says.
Hopefully we'll be actually be able to make it to the appointment since big sis Somaya is fairly ill and might have to be admitted into the hospital for IV anitbiotics. She's suffering from a UTI that doesn't seem to be responding to the meds. Her pedi thinks there is a good possibility it's turned into a kidney infection in which case she'll have to be admitted. We do have vesicoureteral reflux in the females in our family. It's essentially what happens when the urine backs back up from the bladder up the ureter and into the kidney. It can cause chronic infections. Zainah and I both had it. Somaya has never been screened for it since she's never had a UTI before. Right now we're just waiting to see if her fever returns tonight and if it does we're to take her to the ER. Her last dose of ibuprofen was at 2:00 and it's now 6:30 so we'll see what happens here in the next few hours.
Oh yeah, our buddy walk is tomorrow and unless Somaya makes some type of miraculous recovery, I doubt we'll be able to go. I'm really bummed about this. I was so excited. It seems as if every time our local DS chapter has some big event, one of the kids is sick or there's something else going on. Sigh. I dunno, maybe Somaya will be okay. That's what I'm praying for right now--and my sanity--it's been a rough couple of days...