Feb 10, 2005
This is Anna. I'm here for this week and will be sending you updates on Eleanore.
She is sleeping quite a bit since the grand mal seizures a week ago, which they say is not unusual. She is also weak and the right side of her face is noticably drooping which had not been so for the last 6-8 weeks or so before this grand mal episode. However, the docs say it was not another stroke.
On the positive side, she is now purposefully moving her right leg (the bad one) and her body posture is noticably straighter. She continues to respond to people as she did before the seizures. Her blood is being monitored daily so that the proper dosages of coumadin and dilantan are given to her. The dilantan in addition to controling the seizures has a mild blood thinning effect, so the coumadin dose must be lowered in order that her blood is not too thin. The nurse told me yesterday that it will be at least another week or 2 until they are satisfied that her blood thinner levels are appropriate and also stable. So the move to Houston is postponed until after that at least.
I'll keep you informed on any other news. Thanks for all your prayers and support,
Love and hugs, Anna and Eddie
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