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Monday, February 27, 2012

Atropine Drops

We started Waverly on a new medication over the weekend. Our geneticist wanted us to try Atropine drops to help decrease Waverly's drooling and possibly avoid surgery at the end of March to excise salivary glands. It is a simple medication, with one drop placed under the tongue twice a day. It has only been a few days, but thus far we are very pleased with the results. Waverly hasn't been as soaked during the day, her face is less irritated from the saliva on her skin and she woke up with minimal drool on her sheets. Thankfully, we haven't seen any negative side effects either. I am most concerned about how it affects her eating. I don't want to increase her difficulty swallowing food, simply because she isn't producing as much saliva. 

I am so thankful for doctors who work with us to create the safest option and strive to improve quality of life.

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