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tornadoes and seizures?

Posted Aug 19 2009 6:26pm
Did any of you happen to watch The Weather Channel yesterday? Man...our neighbors in Beaumont had a little excitement. An F2 ( I think, might have been a strong F1) tornado blew through some of the largest retailers in town (right before the big TX tax free weekend for school shopping)...the mall, Wal Mart, and Kohls. I tell ya, if it's not a hurricane it's something else. They were determined to make the news again this summer! No one was seriously hurt though, thank goodness. Even the woman that was in her car when an SUV landed upside down on top it. Not injured, just a little in shock.

Completely unaware, and smack dab in the middle of fixing Austin's lunch, I got a call from my mom who'd heard that there was a funnel cloud just a few miles from MY house!! There's no type of weather I fear more than tornadoes. And our house...not exactly tornado ready. I ended up piling a mattress, pillows, Austin's helmet and my cell phone in the bathroom...you know..just in case! Can't you just see us all (me, Austin, and the Bailey) all camped out in the bathtub?!!

That certainly didn't come at the best time, although it's not like it was planned. Seizures were the priority of my day. Back up again. Way up from the weekend.

Without getting into too much detail, I concluded from the phone conversation with the epi nurse, that they think I'm a total nutcase. She said there was noooo way that the Felbatol could be causing the increase in seizures. According to them, it was too soon to see this type of effect. I asked her if it was a coincidence that they got dramatically worse the day after the increase...and if it was a coincidence that they got dramatically better the day after the decrease.

Oh, well, what would I know? I'm just his mother. The only person who sees him all day everyday. I guess she would know more since she sits here and counts seizures with me and knows everything about him and seizure meds for that matter. Her having her MD and all.

Not really. But, seriously, I still don't understand why I was under attack for adjusting his meds. I told them in a message something needed to be done. They didn't bother to call me. For four days. A five minute phone call was all it would have took. She pointed the finger at me for disrupting the increase schedule.

I could be wrong, but it seems like I might have mentioned wanting to avoid this type of confusion. It's exactly what I feared would happen if we went adjusting more than one med at a time. Guess my mommy's instinct should be obeyed from now on.

Anyway, thanks everyone for the support. I never feel comfortable adjusting his meds on my own, and to know that I'm not the only one who would have done that restores my confidence a bit.
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