And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hospital, Seizures, Veterinary Hospital

Well, we're back in the hospital!  As most of you know M's seizures have continued to increase and for the most part things have seemed out of control. Specifically, we have had a rough week where just in the last five days M has had 40 seizures...yes, an average of about 8 per day.  This morning was especially rough.  It began after midnight around 1 AM as I awoke to find M on the floor next to the bed having a seizure.  Getting her back in bed she had another around 2:30 AM.  She then received some much needed rest and awoke at 7:15 and had a third seizure, followed by another just ten minutes later. 

The treating Neuro has wanted us to take a "rescue med" to break the cycle in times like this, so we did.  We then had a wait and see attitude before we decided to call our Neuro.  After two hours of reprieve, M had her fifth seizure for today and we took the "rescue med" again.  This time a call to the doc was made and it was determined that M should be admitted into the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for evaluation and intervention as the Neuro would begin M on and IV dose of medicine.  While certainly not anyone's desire to have medical intervention, certainly it is necessary. 

The plan of action is to monitor M through Friday at the hospital and give her IV meds to see what impact that has on her seizures.  As of right now we are holding at seven seizures for the day and should receive meds any minute.  Critter is continuing to receive great care and attention and it is very comforting to know that she is in good hands while we're back in the hospital. 

We'll continue to post and send updates as we can.  Please pray for M's physical healing, wisdom for the doc as to the direction we need to go, obedience on our part in what the Lord is telling us to do (that we would truly hear Him and His voice).

As if today wasn't enough-  Some of you know that one of our precious pups has seizures.  We are not quite sure what happened but on Monday morning around 4AM our oldest pup was panting heavily and was just not right...assuming he might have had a seizure we gave him an extra dose of his meds, he later settled but was just not right the entire day.  In addition he did not touch a drop of his food.  Yesterday evening we gave him some food and unfortunately had to give him the Heimlich maneuver promptly as he vomited up the food.  As this morning progressed, he was still the same and while we are in the hospital he is in his own hospital at the vet and will be staying overnight.  As of right now, a blockage somewhere in the digestive trac is suspect.  We'll keep you posted on him too!

Thanks for your prayers! 


  1. Still praying for you -- is M still on her treatments? Praying God will bring relief and healing!!

    --Steven & Deanna

  2. Hello! I am sorry to hear you are struggling. I am happy to hear you are on IV therapy BECAUSE this will help your POTS and low blood volume. )At least it always did with Caleb.) Remember what I told you is helping Caleb. It is simply amazing the progress we are seeing. The medical field just could not figure out what was wrong with my son....
    Praying for your family.....

  3. Lord, we pray you will have mercy on M and heal her!!!!