Sunday, October 29, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

Before: Sheena Day 1 of Pred Treatment 1 Month Ago

After: Sheena after 4 weeks of Pred Treatment

Here are some before and after pics of Sheena. Day 1 of Prednisolone treatment while she was in hospital compared to 4 weeks later. This is mainly fluid retention - Sheena has rejected solids since starting the meds, it certainly isn't due to extra calories. The fluid rentention is mainly in her face. When she's completely weaned from it, she'll go back to the way she was.

I highly recommend the movie "Little Miss Sunshine". A quirky comedy - we laughed to the point that we couldn't stop.

We had a great day yesterday and headed off to St Andrew's Market with Sheena quite content. On the way there we stopped off at a couple garage/moving sales looking for bargains - and bargains we found. We picked up a Burley Bike Trailer for Sheena for AU$35 so that we can take her out bike riding. They are AU$950 in the shops (or US$450). We were fully intending to buy one, so we still can't believe how lucky we were to pick one up that cheap.

I expect that Sheena has an 'aura' when a seizure is coming on. Her way of telling us, is to cry even though she's otherwise comfortable. This morning it happened, and I said to Hubby that she might be going to have one, and then 5 minutes later, she had a 8 second seizure. She also has this thing where she raises her left arm several times looking for someone to hold her hand just before one comes on. When older children with epilepsy have an aura, they often go to their mum's and wait with them so they know they'll be safe. Sheena can't do that, so she just makes sure we go to her instead. Clever.


LeslieAnn said...

Bless her heart...that is clever to want you to hold her hand. I must say, Miss Sheena is teaching me a lot. She is amazing and awesome. I hope there is a day when she doesn't have to go through any of this...I know you do too.

Glad you found a bargain!


Michelle said...

That is clever of her to hold her hand up wanting someone to be there with her!

and wow what a bargain you found!

Miranda said...

Oh how sweet she is!

I've heard of people with seizure disorders having trained dogs, somehow the dogs can sense when a seizure is coming.

We have a Bie buggy too, and it is so fun taking Shaylee out in it, she loves it. What a steal you got, they are really expensive. We got lucky and had one given to us.