Monday, 14 February 2011
I love my daughter dearly. There is nothing that I wouldn't do for her. Nothing that I wouldn't give up. Every step of our journey together has been a learning curve.
As of late, she has been having more seizures. Relatively few compared to other children. But more than normal none the less. They seem to be Atonic. She looses control of her right arm and leg, and, if standing, will fall to the ground. They generally last less than a minute, but it could take up to three before she regains control of her limbs.
A recent visit to her neurologist included an uppage in her dosage. Only a half an ML this time. But my fear is that this too won't be enough, and that we will have to change her medication. This is something that I really do not look forward to as she is still non verbal. It's hard to know how the medications affect her, or if they make her hurt. I'd like to try the Ketogenic diet with her, but she is such a picky eater at this point that I am sure it won't work.
My heart sinks every time I think about it.
My other thought is that maybe there is a right brain left brain correlation. She is predominantly left handed, therefore she uses the right side of her brain more. Is it possible that there is a connection? That the left side of her brain is lacking? I've read that the left side of the brain is also involved in the speech and language part of the brain.
I am going to be looking into some right and left brain exercises to see if these will help at all. Anything is worth a try. Especially the things that I know won't hurt her. If anyone else has any thoughts on this, please feel free to let me know. I will post my findings and progress with my daughter as we go.
Thanks for reading!