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Forum: Hydrocephalus (in memory of Braindrain aka Gina) 06-21-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,978
Posted By Lauren88
AFAIK Laura and UTC12, they check your pupils as...

AFAIK Laura and UTC12, they check your pupils as well as your retinas (for optic nerve damage/pressure) pupils are checked to see if they are dilated (can be a sign of failure) and how they react and...
Forum: Child Neurology 04-08-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Lauren88
Weeeee!!*beer* (to encourage more weeeeee!! :p)...

Weeeee!!*beer* (to encourage more weeeeee!! :p) Fantastic news, I'm sure Grant feels much more comfortable! :)
Forum: Child Neurology 12-26-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Lauren88
(((Paul, Alison and Grant))) I can barely wrap my...

(((Paul, Alison and Grant))) I can barely wrap my head around the awfulness of this situation and the utter narrowmindedness of the doctors. How can they say only short-term benefit will be achieved...
Forum: Child Neurology 12-26-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By Lauren88
Tuning in very late here but WAY TO GO ROSE AND...

Tuning in very late here but WAY TO GO ROSE AND JON!!! no idea what the time difference is for you but I'm sure that made for a Merry Christmas! Short of a taperecording of the immortal 'that is why...
Forum: Child Neurology 08-01-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Lauren88
Lisa - as you know I have no direct experience of...

Lisa - as you know I have no direct experience of epi - but I do recall some moms (Denae, and maybe Kathleen) saying a big side effect of lamictal is insomnia, which as you've said makes Caitlin's...
Forum: Child Neurology 07-06-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Lauren88
Hi Heather :) don't know if you remember me, I...

Hi Heather :) don't know if you remember me, I have read here for a long time but wasn't registered till later. First off I am so glad Joshie is doing so well, the last I remember I think he was in...
Forum: Child Neurology 07-02-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Lauren88
((Alison, Lydia and family)) I don't know whether...

((Alison, Lydia and family)) I don't know whether I was posting when you were a regular but I read for a long time and do remember Lydia, checked out your cb and she is gorgeous! so sorry you are in...
Forum: Child Neurology 06-30-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Lauren88
Hi Alexandria I have no advice on your...

Hi Alexandria

I have no advice on your migration plans, sounds exciting though so good luck with it :) I had a peek at Arianna's cb site (she is gorgeous btw) and noted that you said she can't...
Forum: Hydrocephalus (in memory of Braindrain aka Gina) 06-18-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Lauren88
To clarify, Nat, I do relate to what you're...

To clarify, Nat, I do relate to what you're talking about because how you describe is how I felt during my first 'big' depression at 12/13 years old after about 10 pretty much consecutive blockages...
Forum: Child Neurology 06-18-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Lauren88
((Lacy)) I don't have much useful advice but...

((Lacy)) I don't have much useful advice but wanted to post because I was shocked by how little therapy he receives, esp Speech. OK verbal communication may not be a realistic goal right now but they...
Forum: Hydrocephalus (in memory of Braindrain aka Gina) 06-12-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Lauren88
Hi Stuart Don't think I can help personally...

Hi Stuart

Don't think I can help personally but Anita Elliot's son Kynzer has had his 4th ventricle shunted. I don't know how often she checks here but she has facebook.

Hope you can get more...
Forum: Hydrocephalus (in memory of Braindrain aka Gina) 06-06-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Lauren88
kind of OT - surgery and depression?

Hi guys

First off I want to say I'm doing OK at the moment with meds and downtime, need to get a new therapist I think but otherwise I'm trundling on with more good days now.

Have any of you...
Forum: Child Neurology 06-06-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Lauren88
:eek:((Tamie, Tyler and family))) never rains but...

:eek:((Tamie, Tyler and family))) never rains but it pours :eek::( thinking of you and wishing for peace, calm and comfort for you all
Forum: Child Neurology 06-06-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Lauren88
done and done

done and done
Forum: Child Neurology 05-19-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Lauren88
update on doc appt: took my BP and pulse and read...

update on doc appt: took my BP and pulse and read the readings I'd taken, didn't seem particularly concerned by them which I guess is good but did order an ambulatory ECG to be arranged and bloods to...
Forum: Child Neurology 05-16-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Lauren88
Thanks Kelly. the BP/pulse stuff is since I...

Thanks Kelly. the BP/pulse stuff is since I increased the anti-depressant, although I have had episodes before I never took my pulse or BP and the episodes were fewer and farther between,

but...
Forum: Child Neurology 05-16-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Lauren88
Spontaneous pulse elevation..and other news

Hi all

Sorry for the absence, have been having a hard time with depression lately and wanted to post but didn't know how to say what I wanted and kept second-guessing myself since so many here...
Forum: Child Neurology 05-03-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By Lauren88
Hey Paul, I can't think of any off the top of my...

Hey Paul, I can't think of any off the top of my head but I know Donna has a book coming out in the autumn about her family life with Nick and Natalie, maybe she could give you a sneak preview :)
Forum: Child Neurology 05-03-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Lauren88
I know what you mean - my speech is not impaired...

I know what you mean - my speech is not impaired but my hearing is and I find it really hard to understand people with accents, even people from England! I don't know what type of thing you need PCAs...
Forum: Child Neurology 05-02-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Lauren88
((Becca)) this reminds me so much of when I moved...

((Becca)) this reminds me so much of when I moved out for uni and first started hiring PCAs. What I have learnt is that while it can be helpful to have someone with you as a sounding-board for...
Forum: Child Neurology 04-13-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Lauren88
((Lacy)) LGS sucks I am sorry! but even without...

((Lacy)) LGS sucks I am sorry! but even without pics and with bruises I know your boy is still beautiful!
*boogie*for Charlie though! and Jimmie will be up with him again soon!
Forum: Hydrocephalus (in memory of Braindrain aka Gina) 04-13-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Lauren88
((Deborah and Austin))) :( I was wondering how he...

((Deborah and Austin))) :( I was wondering how he was doing and hoping no news was good news, so sorry something nasty like this has brought you back to us! There is a woman, Lesley (momtosarahlou)...
Forum: Child Neurology 03-26-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Lauren88
(((Megs))) that is beautiful :) also really...

(((Megs))) that is beautiful :) also really struck a chord with me as am having a difficult time mentally myself at the moment :( and yet a lot of the time feel under pressure to 'be normal' or get...
Forum: Child Neurology 03-22-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Lauren88
Thanks Swift, wasn't sure. How are you doing...

Thanks Swift, wasn't sure. How are you doing after your DBS? hope you're OK :)
Forum: Child Neurology 03-19-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Lauren88
Deep Brain Stimulation for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Hi guys

I just came across this http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8573127.stm I don't know if/how it differs from the VNS or has additional/different benefits, but thought I would post it if...
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