Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rough Day for Mira

Mira's day started off innocently enough, but gradually worsened as the day progressed. We ran some errands around lunch time, which Mira seemed to enjoy, but by the time we got home she was irritable and hungry The problem today was whenever we tried letting her play with her toy, she erupted into some amount of seizure activity - each episode worse than the next.

The first couple of times, she started having some intense myoclonics, so we immediately took the toy away from her. We tried a few times, several hours apart. She kept having a ton of twitches the rest of afternoon, when she wasn't napping from the seizures. Then right before dinner, she was pretty fussy, so we put her in her chair and she played with her toy for about 2 minutes. She then quickly and unexpectedly had a massive tonic-clonic seizure. The aftershocks and post-ictal heavy breathing seemed to go on forever. It was terrible to watch.

Eventually, about 5 or 10 minutes after the seizure, she quieted down and just basically crashed in her chair. This one really took a toll on her. She started stirring around about an hour later, but she was still very lethargic. She had a little to drink before bed, but she wasn't too interested in doing much but laying down.

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