Pancreatitis part 2

August 25, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Well Katherine spent another 5 days in the lovely 4West med/surg unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston (hey ladies!!) with another bout with pancreatitis. Not that the accommodations are pretty darned nice (and the food is really darned good for a hospital) but I’m ok with that being our last stay for a while. She’s been home for 3 days and I’m still exhausted – and behind on everything. Because to top it off my youngest’s 3rd birthday was this past Friday. So it was pretty crazed week last week – but you all can relate – I know you can!

Because the pancreatitis is an ongoing concern we are now having the exciting <rolling eyes> opportunity to change seizure medications. Oh let’s be fair its also one of her 2 mood stabilizers as well because if it’s got to be exciting we know how to do it RIGHT. <eyes rolling>

Those of you with kids who have seizures know how hard it can be to find the right medication and right dosage and certainly it’s no different for those of us with kids who have mental illness. Since the anti-epileptic medications are frequently used in mental illness as well we were fortunate that we could piggy back some of what Katherine needed for the bipolar treatment with what she was already on for the seizures. Unfortunately what is a blessing in one direction can be a real potential for peril in the other. We are going to another anti-epileptic which is also used in the treatment of bipolar disorder so I’m hopeful (but far from certain) that this transition will work. But as there is no choice, we’ll just take it one day at a time. At a minimum it’s a 4 week process so wish us luck! icon smile Pancreatitis part 2

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