Monday, November 11, 2013
Valproic valiance - again
Yesterday, C.'s neurologist responded to our inquiries about raising the dosage of Valproic Acid based on C.'s latest drug blood levels. And I'm thrilled to report that she instructed us to go up. Since last night we've been at 600 mg. twice/day. In two weeks, we raise it to 700 mg. twice/day!
That exclamation point must betray my optimism. Of course I'm aware that with every unsuccessful medication attempt the chances of ever achieving seizure-control drop. And, I lost count ages ago of how many meds we've tried.
But there's still a slim chance. And, were we to get C. seizure free, who knows - she could progress functionally, too. So for now, I'll keep pressing that exclamation key!
The challenge will be getting six pills of Valproic Acid into C. every day. That's because it only comes in 200mg and 500mg tablets. An alternative would be one 500mg pill, plus 100mg of liquid solution. But then there's the worry about C. swallowing every drop and the nuisance of syringe-washing.
By the way, Hubby and I are still reeling from the "Sports Room" scene of yesterday. So far, we have said nothing, done nothing and shared the photos with nobody. Your suggestions for a response would be greatly appreciated.
Written by The Sound of the Silent