First I just have to type out the date because I think it's just really cool: 09/09/09.
Last week I played telephone tag with 3 of Mantha's doctors. After 3 days, it was determined that, although a marked change in sodium could cause seizures, Mantha's sodium level had not changed and therefor was not causing the seizures.
Her neurologist increased Mantha's medication by .5 cc's twice a day. That's the largest increase in meds she has ever had. We had to watch her over the long weekend and call the neurologist's office on Wednesday 09/09/09 (yes that's today and I had to sneak writing that in there again).
I watched her "like a hawk" and had her sisters and father watching closely as well. The "blankness" and "spacey" episodes stopped. Her vocabulary became complex again. I hadn't even really put together that she wasn't talking as much. She was *engaged* again with us at meals and during her school.
So for now, we stick with the increased medication and see the doctor for a follow up next month.