Neurology appointment follow up

Addyson saw her neurologist today. We love him. He understands her type of epilepsy well. Overall it was a good appointment. He is going to switch her keppra to an extended release dose to try and get better coverage so we won’t get breakthrough seizures. He would rather do that than up her dose. IContinue reading “Neurology appointment follow up”

Neuropsych results

Today we got Addyson’s neuropsych results. Nothing surprising to us. She has been diagnosed with adhd, anxiety and dycalculia (a math learning disability). Dyscalculia: An Overview Yesterday we toured spartek academy for Ethen. He will shadow there tomorrow. Fingers crossed that he has a great day. He will also shadow at bethel on Friday andContinue reading “Neuropsych results”

Regroup

Ethen did not get into the school that we thought was a good fit. We will regroup and figure out another plan. 😞 just feeling very defeated. Addysons sleep study showed a sleep disorder. Basically she isn’t getting into REM sleep and she’s having some central apnea spells because her brain is not signaling toContinue reading “Regroup”

Recap on last few weeks

The kids got their report cards. I’m very proud of both of them. Ethen has faced a lot of issues so far this school year but his grades are good. He’s even in advanced courses. Addyson has always been grade levels behind due to all her missed school time due to surgeries and medical appointments.Continue reading “Recap on last few weeks”

Addysons always one step forward and two steps back

Today we found out that we will be going forward with the sleep study. The dr is confident that Addyson us some type of sleep disorder. With that being said she’s hoping that starting addyson on iron infusions for her dangerously low ferritin levels will prove helpful for sleep, memory, attention, energy levels and more.Continue reading “Addysons always one step forward and two steps back”

Geneticist and surgical follow up

An X-ray and two appointments today (geneticist and surgeon). The geneticist went well. We have a new one. Our prior one left. I like this new one though. She seems good. We discussed a lot (whole genome testing, reanalyzing her whole exome sequencing, doing genetics on both grandfathers who she inherited genes from and weContinue reading “Geneticist and surgical follow up”

The weight is heavy today

The weight of Addyson’s illness is winning today. I’m struggling. She gets one of her meds from a dr in GA. (No issue there) Except that it expired yesterday, so the school can no longer give it to her and she can’t make it through a day without it. We found out that MD pharmaciesContinue reading “The weight is heavy today”

Motility & hearing update

Today Addyson had her follow up with her motility dr. This appointment always worries me. He can be stubborn. I believe him and believe he has Addysons best interest at heart but sometimes we just don’t see eye to eye. Today he listened. He agreed that if Kennedy Krieger’s feeding clinic had a recommendation thenContinue reading “Motility & hearing update”

Clinic day

Today we had gi clinic at chop. It went well. Overall I’m pleased with where we are. We discussed her weight. We are going to do a three day food log and follow up with nutrition on a better plan. we did day 1 today so 2 days to go. Bowel regimen: we are goingContinue reading “Clinic day”

Busy 2 days

Today we had three appoints (ent, surgical follow up and mito). Ear appointment: went well. Miss addyson has her hearing aid and is adjusting to it. It’s going to take some time but she left the office being able to put the hearing aid in and out by herself and use the control apps. SurgicalContinue reading “Busy 2 days”