|C's swollen feet|
The cannabis has proven to be ineffective thus far. C. has had several seizures a day despite our raising the dosage more drastically and frequently. It isn't easy to report failure so I've waited until a faint ray of light appeared yesterday with the delivery of a new batch of cannabis drops. These are of the 20:1 ratio - i.e. 19.9% CBD and 0.1% THC.
Immediately after depositing the precious bottles in my med drawer – which now smells like a pot party – I called the nurse for dosage instructions and reached her on my first try. I was clearly on a roll.
In any case, we’re now on a dose higher than her previous one on the low- ratio drops. So for the next five days it will be 10 drops/day divided into three doses. And every five days we’ll add one drop to each dose.
Our first day of this regimen was bleak: seven seizures.
Then new hurdles joined the mix. The school nurse informed me that C.'s feet are swollen from fluid retention (I must have been asleep at the wheel; didn’t even notice). She says it's common in children who rarely move their legs and recommended raising them on a pillow while she's sleeping.
After raising her leg for several hours while both sitting and sleeping, the swelling had totally receded. So I've instructed the teacher to do the same during nap-time and hopefully this symptom won’t progress.
But after the foot-swelling advice, the nurse dropped this little bombshell: she believes students "graduate" at age twenty, not as I'd presumed, at twenty one. That, of course, would give C. eleven more months of an "education" - actually more like babysitting - after which I have no inkling what options exist for her.
I’m hoping the nurse was wrong but am in no hurry to investigate the matter and risk learning that she is right.