Thursday, May 6, 2010

In Which Connor's Meds Get A Tune Up

Connor's neurologist called back today, and he upped the little guy's medication relatively substantially.  So I feel a lot more comfortable about the idea of spending a large portion of the next couple of days away at adoption seminars.  He didn't seem to have any major side effects or anything from the dosage increase, though he did go to sleep pretty quickly, so it might have made him a little drowsy.  We've been really lucky in that area so far-- I know that sometimes the side effects from seizure medications can be almost as bad as the seizures themselves, but we haven't had to deal with that as he's never had any major side effects from the medications he takes.  At least, none other than that one time when we found out he was allergic to penicillin, and we ended up in the emergency room at two in the morning watching our blotchy, swollen epinephrine-dosed child bounce off the walls. 

That was a fun day.

Anyway, with any luck that will break the seizure cycle, and I can turn my focus upon other things, like figuring out why it is that I always seem to end up behind the lone guy in my Zumba class, even when there are no guys in the room when I start.  And it's always a guy who is not only substantially more coordinated than me, but who is also a way, WAY better dancer.  Also usually they're about ten years older.  And I swear it's a different guy every time.  Weird.  I am very, very slowly improving on the Zumba front, by which I mean that I haven't kicked anybody for a while and I hardly ever fall flat on my face anymore.  With me, Zumba is sort of a full-contact sport, and if I keep it up I may end up the world's first dance workout casualty.  My tombstone will say:

"Here lies Jess, who
At Zumba one night,
Slid left when she
Should have kicked right."

It could happen.



Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Praying the increase does the trick (and so thankful that Connor does not have bad side effects to the meds).

Zumba sounds really fun!

Enjoy your workshops!

Julia said...

Good news on the med front. I hope it does the trick.

I was just now trying to come up with a limerick about your Zumba class, but I can't think of anything that rhymes with Zumba except possibly "Oompah-Loompah," and that's a bit of a stretch (no pun intended).

Jess said...


Though what Zumba has to do with Super Mario Brothers I'm not sure.

Tom said...

There once was a dancer named Jess
Who gave her dance class much distress.
She tried using her Zoomba
And was crushed like a Goomba
Who knew it would be such a mess!

Jess said...

Thank you, Tom.

That was awesome.

Nicole said...

ha. I completely resonated with your Zumba experiences and loved your rhyme. My friend convinced me to check out Zumba at our gym. At the close, she said (and I quote) "You tried really hard."

Good luck!


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