Thursday, August 4, 2016

Unhappy Mira

This has been another rough week for Mira. She continues to have these random clustered myoclonic episodes throughout the day, every day this week. I think all of this neurological activity is going hand in hand with her irritability. Every morning so far this week, she has woken up in a foul mood, crying and fussing until she is distracted by something - a bottle, a change in scenery, a nap, or sadly, more seizures. The cycle of seizures and fussiness, with a few random moments of quiet, is taking its toll on everyone here in the house these past few weeks.We called neurology on Monday about the uptick in her irritability and the recommendation was to increase her dosage of fluoxetine, which we started on Tuesday. It may take several weeks for it to take effect and for her to show any potential reaction to the increase, so we are being patient for now. This has been the most exhausting summer, on so many fronts, and I am so ready for it to be over.

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