61 year old downs sister and Dilantin
I just found this board, I hope i can figure posting out, anyway
my oldest sister Peggy has Downs Syndrome. She is 61 and lives with my youngest brother. She broke her ankel 4 months ago, in the hospital for plate and screws. I sit with her during the days untill my brother Lester gets home from work.
She had a seizure yesterday morning, He called 911 and she was taken to the Local hospital ER. We think this is the 3rd seizure in the last 4 months, It is the only seizure that eithere one of us has wittnessed, The other 2 we found her on the floor and disoriented in the early morning when we went to wake her up and check on her,
The ER doctor has prescribed Dilantin for her, She has never been on any type of meds except an asprin a day that we just started since the broke ankle.
I would like to know if anyone has any advise or experience with Dilantin. The doctor said it is used for seizures, few side effects, and it should help her dementia which she has just recently started having .
Thank You all in advance for any information.
Peggy is a blessing to our Family,
Mom had 7 children, Peggy is the oldest daughter and 2nd born.
All of us siblings do what we can to take care of her, as mom crossed over
11 years ago. She has done great all these years, alot of surgeries in the past. Gall bladder, hysterectomy, appendectomy, abdominal hernia x 3,,
only the broke ankle, bad arthritist in her knee, she is not a canidate for surgery due to bad venious circulation, so we deal with it. and now slight dementia and the beginning of the seizures.
Thank You again for any advise