Sanity begins to return

Thanks so much for all your prayers and good wishes. We got our daughter’s meds changed today, to something that should be just as effective with the seizures but also has a mood stablilizing effect. 24 hours off the Keppra she is already returning to her more familiar happier self, so I am hopeful.

Why, I wonder, did we not get that mood-stablilizing version in the first place??? Honestly…I’m really aggravated that the med caused so much trouble. This afternoon when the mail-order drug people told me that we could NOT return the unopened bad med and would be charged $40 for it, I lost it a little. I was so galled to think of paying $40 MORE for the medicine that had so not helped that I could hardly stand it. After getting nowhere with the first person, I asked for the supervisor and told him the whole story of our past two days (with a sob or two for effect– maybe I need mood-stabilizers too!) and bless the man, he decided that just this once, he’d bend the rule and accept the return.

Hooray. Now, hopefully this new med will keep the seizures at bay AND allow our daughter to begin to feel more even-keeled. Thanks, again to everyone for the good wishes. I so much appreciate hearing from each of you.


  1. I’m so pleased the change in meds has worked. It’s a scary business and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly drugs are prescribed without much thought to the after effects.
    I was thinking maybe I should have gone on quite a strong drug to help my brain recover from the accident I had, but after hearing your stories this week I’m sort of glad I didn’t… and I don’t have a lovely mother like you to take care of me like your lucky daughter does. Hope the new medication works a lot better.

  2. Mary, SO glad to hear that you’ve gotten the meds switched and already seeing improvement. I hope this new one, w/ the mood affect helps too…that’s a nice side benefit of some of these seizure meds. But it’s still trial and error, that’s why they call it the medicine jungle…or I do! But again, I am betting this one will be MUCH better than the last. Isn’t it surprising HOW much the meds can affect personality? Whew! Hang in there, this will stabilize and find a happy “normal” level, it will! Keeping you all in my prayers, M

  3. God is good, isn’t He?
    Praying for continued peace in your house.

  4. Oh so good to hear!!!
    Continued prayers for all your family!

  5. Great news! Continuing to pray for you family.

  6. oops…should have read “your family”

    (That’s what I get for posting before my morning cuppa tea! LOL)

  7. I am really glad that she shows a difference after being off the first med. I was worried about you guys! Have a wonderful FRIDAY!

  8. Such good news! Praise the Lord for a man with a spare ounce of compassion. Praying that the new meds are exactly what she needs. Have a great weekend, dear Mary.

  9. I’m so glad, Mary. Reading through your last few posts… wow. I’m breathing prayers for you.

  10. Glad to hear things are looking up. Hopefully this will be the right med for her.

  11. That is great. Hope the new meds work really well. 🙂

  12. God is good all the time! I hope the med change will work. Just look how God had his hand in talk with the supervisor when you wanted to return the unopened, unused meds. All the time God is good!

  13. Oh, I’m so glad they showed some mercy. I know how frustrating it can be. Thinking of you!


  14. Mary, so glad things seem to have turned a corner. His mercies are new every morning!

  15. 12 yo girls are volatile creatures by nature — yours just had a few added extra features. Best of luck and bright blessings to you and your family

  16. Good for you for sticking to your guns and getting the meds taken care of. Thankfully, your daughter is returning to her normal happy self.

  17. I’m so glad to hear that! I’m all about mood stabilizers ever since I hit on the right combination for myself. It’s amazing the difference they make.

  18. Very glad to hear that things are settling down. For anyone reading that is a face-to-face friend, I just published a post on “how to help a family that is in a medical crisis” ~ maybe you will get some ideas on how to bless Owlhaven and her flock.

  19. Wonderful, Mary! We’ve been praying for your family, so I’m thrilled to hear that things are settling down.

  20. So relieved that things are settling down…praying that the trend continues!