Just an update on Cole, at the end of this month...Cole will be on the Ketogenic Diet for 1 year now. The diet has helped about 75% of his seizures...now, we are working on the last 25% which will be quite a journey...with Seizure meds...it's not quite as easy as just "taking meds", it's quite more complicated with children and meds...(with your prayers & blessings, we are hoping that it will be "easy" or "easier") and that we will be able to find the right dosage and meds for Cole. This is a whole other world for us (as all the mom's w/Epileptic Kids know).
We will be starting Keppra this week (he will still be on the Ketogenic Diet since it has help quite a bit). Though, it will take about 1 month to fully start him on it. We will up his dosages accordlingly (with the help of the person in our last post!!).
We would greatly apprecitate your prayers for Cole. We are hopping he dosn't have bad side effects. This medication also causes children to have severe anger problems/behavioral...we are also praying that he his body will be able tolerate this medication.
Thanks for all of your love and support.
What side effects can this medication cause?
•agitation or hostility
•numbness, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
•loss of appetite
•changes in skin color
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE:
•hallucinating (hearing voices or seeing visions that do not exist)
•thoughts of killing yourself
•seizures that are worse or different than the seizures you had before
•fever, sore throat, and other signs of infection
•swelling of the face