ctlss's Journal, 04 April 2013


I got to the hospital this morning at about 8:30. I talked to the doctor and he decided to add Aricept to mom's medicine regimen as well as raise her seizure medication by another 200 mg a day. She is supposed to go to the skilled nursing facility (SNF) tomorrow.

She had a fairly good morning. We worked several cross word puzzles together and discussed her move to the SNF and what she was going to have to do in order to help her leg heal. Then at about noon, she had a seizure. It wasn't a big one, but still it was upsetting for her. She then got a severe headache. The nurse brought her a pain reliever for her headache and the additional dose of her seizure meds. She then had two more seizures in the next 2 hours. After that they stopped, so I am hopeful that the upped dosage is what was needed to control them. The neurologist does not want to send her to the SNF until her seizures are under control. He may add another medication to the regimen.

I took my own food today, a serving of pork steak, faux broccoli rice casserole, and a salad with RWV&O. It was good. I had pistachios for a snack. I got home this evening about 7:15 and Dan is making me a hamburger, with a salad, brussels sprouts, and green beans for dinner. He has a stuffed pepper for me to take for lunch tomorrow. If they decide to transfer mom, it is going to be a long day.

As I said, I did well with the food. Steps are at 5,605 at 9 pm, so probably around 6,000 for the day, since I am done in for today.

Well, that's about all the news that's fit to print from my corner...hope all is well in yours!



Diet Calendar Entry for 04 April 2013:
734 kcal Fat: 54.10g | Prot: 34.79g | Carb: 30.52g.   Breakfast: Coffee-Mate Original Powder Creamer, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Packets, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Horizon Organic Heavy whipping cream. Lunch: Faux Broccoli Rice Casserole, Cucumber (Peeled), Celery, Pork Shoulder Roasts or Steaks (Boston Blade), Olive Oil, Lettuce, Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar, Tanimura & Antle Green Onion. Dinner: Lettuce, Cooked Brussels Sprouts, Olive Oil, Green Snap Beans (Frozen), Celery, Cucumber (Peeled), Tanimura & Antle Green Onion, Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar. Snacks/Other: Wonderful Pistachios (Package). more...
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I am sure that this is as upsetting for you as it is for her. Sure hope these new meds will do the trick. Would be nice to see her be able to start PT ASAP so she can get back into her own home. There is no place like home! 
05 Apr 13 by member: BuffyBear
Thinking of you and your mother, Hope things start to improve for you both <3  
05 Apr 13 by member: Shae206
Hi Stef, don't know what to say other than I'm hoping and praying your mum continues to improve. It must be very scary, having a seizure. Hope you are doing okay too. You are a very good daughter.  
05 Apr 13 by member: sarahsmum
I pray all will go well with your Mom. You have such a loving husband!  
06 Apr 13 by member: moondove
How terrible Stef. Not to be nosy but my daughter has seizures and with our illnesses I tend to look up meds I'm not familiar with. I'm sure your mom's Dr knows best and I don't have all the information concerning your dear mother. And again I appologise for being nosy but from what I read, Aricept can actually cause seizures in some people - http://www.drugs.com/sfx/arice... Anyway after reading this I felt I should share what I found. Please forgive me, I haven't had my coffee yet. All my love and best wishes! (((HUGS))) ~Dianna 
06 Apr 13 by member: RubyRedSox


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