Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sick and still home

Brayden has been running a fever for the past several days. Something viral that brings a fever, diarrhea and a little bit of extra vomiting. He acts like he is feeling better.

It seems as though this virus, lowered his threshold for seizures and caused the massive one this past week. Thankfully no major seizure episodes since.

The huge amount of diastat, valium and several doses of ativan are finally making their way out of his system. It seems like he has been in detox since the hospital, sleeping heavily and when awake, screaming. We were told the it could take several days for all of the heavy medications to metabolize.

Yesterday he was much better.

Meanwhile, the hospital called to schedule Brayden for a sleep study. He dsats in his sleep several times (so far he recovers on his own without medical intervention) and looking like he may need to be on oxygen (CPAP or nasal cannula) for bedtime.

And the neurologist called, the calcium in Brayden's urine is high. He may have early signs of kidney stones. One of his medications, Keppra, sometimes causes kidney stones. He has been on Keppra for over two years and it is the medication that had the best impact in his seizures. Brayden will be scheduled for a kidney ultrasound in the next couple of weeks.

It is non-stop action around here.


kirstenpetree said...

Layne has too much calcium in his urine also.It is from the keto diet in his case. He takes aldactazide for it. I sure hope Brayden gets to feeling better!

Junior said...

Hope Brayden starts feeling better soon. Hugs

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Glad to hear he is starting to feel better - praying that will continue. Also hope that you are able to get good info from the sleep study and the kidney ultrasound. We need to start praying for a boring summer for you!

The VW's said...

Sorry to hear the craziness continues for you and that Brayden has been sick! Poor guy! Hope you get a break soon! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

April said...

Get better soon! Sorry to see he has been feeling icky!