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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stable Influence Riding Show Fun and Seizure Not-So-Fun

Saturday morning the girls had their Stable Influence riding show.  They have been taking therapeutic riding lessons for about a month and a half now and really love it.  This Saturday was the show they have been waiting for and they both did fantastic!  I have seen a lot of changes in them already and am so glad they are able to participate.  All of their family came to watch and they were so excited!  Their new physical therapist, Kelly, came with her daughters too and that made them very happy!  Here's a video of each of them riding...

Madi....




Ramya....

 




Here are a few photos as well...

 












 
 



 
I think Madi had a little too much fun though because she unfortunately had a seizure when she came home.   We walked in the door and I had started making a bottle for a baby we were babysitting and went to start lunch.  I heard her little voice say "mom" and went to her.  She looked at me and started her rhythmic gagging.  Crap.  I hollered to David to grab her oxygen and rescue medicine.  I started her on both, but it did not stop the seizure.  3 tabs of rescue med total still didn't do the trick, so as is our protocol, I called 911.  Madi was kind of coming in and out but still wasn't herself (she normally falls asleep after the seizure has ended and she wasn't falling asleep), so off to Mendy's Place we went in an ambulance.  Never a dull moment around here!!  Everything checked out (CT scan, blood, and urine tests), so they sent us home.  She had a bad headache, so we gave her some Tylenol and she was very tired so I just let her sleep.  It was a really odd seizure for her because she almost never has seizures during the day, they are usually while coming in or out of sleep.  I kept her in the shade as much as I could during the show and kept making her drink water, but I am wondering if she got over heated and if that triggered it.  They checked her electrolytes, though, and they were fine.  She wasn't sick, had no missed dosages, and had no "reason" to seize.  I will follow up with her neurologist and neurosurgeon tomorrow to see if they have any insight. In the meantime we have increased her seizure medication dosage to see if that will help. 


(My sweet girl was SO tired.  She was mad at the doctor for waking her up.  When the doctor asked her what she wanted, she swung at her and yelled, "TO SLEEP!"  They left her alone after that and let her rest :))
 

 
(Madi's BFF Gloria came to visit and brought her flowers which cheered her up :))
 
 
 
 
So that was our excitement for the day!  To say we were all exhausted was an understatement.  We skipped Church today and all slept in.  We really needed it!  We are all feeling better now, and Madi is back to her normal spunky self, thank God!

1 comment:

Amanda McMahon said...

I happy the girls had a nice time! I hope MadI does ok. ThoSe must be so scary considering you cannot predict them. Take care.