In the Hospital Again

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I had been noticing lately that some of Lydia’s seizures cause her to face over her right shoulder rather than her left as has been typical. So her neurologist recommended that we get another EEG. Lydia had the test yesterday and it came back showing that she has increased seizure activity since the first EEG. In fact, it showed that Lydia has seizures that are ‘non-clinical’ meaning that they are not seizures we’d even notice – staring off into space, small twitches…even while sucking on her bottle. So we were admitted for acute care to the hospital. They hooked her up for a long-term EEG (wires, gauze on head), and took blood samples and a spinal fluid sample. Next they are pumping her full of seizure medication, trying to see if it has any effect. First on the list, Keppra. I’ll let you know how it goes.

For now, and after a hectic day of needles, she is resting comfortably. I am enjoying the stunning view from the room. And, what a trooper, she even smiled for me when I squeezed her squeaky fox.

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