Monday, June 30, 2008

Sinus Infection

That is a Breathe Right Strip on her nose.
Keith calls her "Mean Joe Green" when
she wears them. Thank goodness they
started making the clear ones...
she doesn't look so much like "Mean Joe" does she?
They REALLY help with opening up nasal passages for more comfortable breathing, I've been using them for years when my allergies act up...

June started with a full on sinus infection.
Nothing says summer like
coughing up thick wads of green goo!

She was only "sick" for about 5 days. However, any illness with Neavey packs the power to cause turmoil for 2-3 weeks. After her body has gone through high fevers we think her seizure meds lose some efficacy. We've been told that perhaps her body is metabolizing them too rapidly when she has the fever, thus causing a drop in her blood levels several days and even a week after the onset of the fever. So, that means extra seizures.

If we give extra med on purpose or accidentally ( she often barfs her meds due to coughing episodes associated with upper respiratory ailments thus forcing us to re-dose medications - thus the guessing game begins) she may experience extreme drowsiness for days on end. This can all drag out because it takes 2-3 days for one of her meds to "reach" efficacy in her bloodstream. The other takes 10 days to 2 weeks.
June was rough!

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