Monday, July 17, 2006

Good news and bad news...
Good news first. Sophie is starting to babble. She is starting to say "sss" as if she wants to say "sissy" and she is also starting to say "da". Sophie just loves her big sister. All Haley has to do is walk in the room and Sophie lights up. It is so precious.

Okay the bad news now. Sophie is starting to lose her ability to grasp objects. She is having a hard time holding onto objects as she brings them to her mouth. She loses her grip and drops it. I spoke with our neurologist today and he has never heard of Topamax causing this type of side effect which makes me scared to think what is causing this.

1 comment:

Great Aunt Barb said...

It's always exciting when they start to verbalize. If she puts a few more sounds together she'll have a vocabulary as big as Ryans!!

I hate to hear that she is experiencing difficulty with grasping but I can't imagine it doesn't have something to do with the Topamax. Paresthesia is listed as one of it's side effects so maybe she does have some tingling and numbness in her little hands. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that this is a transient side effect. I hope it is reducing the number of her seizures.

Keep babbling, Sophie, and hang in there Mom and Dad. All our love and prayers are with you.

Aunt Barb