Livy's seizures increased dramatically Friday evening and she was taken to intensive care. She had been given Ativan multiple times and also a dose of Diastat. After no success, the doctors gave her a loading dose of Dilantin and Depakote. She finally settled down around 5am on Saturday. The rest of the weekend she was pretty quiet. With the addition of all of these new medications she tends to be very lethargic and not at all herself.
She had a flurry of seizures around 9:00 last night. Another dose of Ativan put her to sleep and she slept, as far as I could tell, all night long. She woke this morning with another shorter and milder flare up and she did not require another dose.
We have decided to give her another bolus of Depakote and see how she does. They will be drawing for levels in the morning and we will see where she is at. Today she is still pretty mellow. Her heart rate is up in the 150s and 160s. We think this is due to the heavy doses of meds and overall stress of being in the hospital. Our goal is always to try to get a little smile out of her. That is usually a great indicator that she is heading in the right direction. We aren't quite there yet.
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