I got off the phone and made two calls: one to the neurologist and the other to the orthodontist. The orthodontist and I decided it's time to get the palate expander off. It's possible we could try it again in a year. Who knows. For now we're just going to go straight to braces. Her cross bite (which is what the expander corrects) isn't THAT bad. We'll just see how it goes and make decisions along the way. I called school and had her teacher relay the message, "When she gets off the bus, we're headed to the orthodontist to take it off!" I could hear her cheering in the background. She's so excited to get to eat LUNCH at school next week. LOL
The neurologist said the seizure school described is "more typical" of complex partial seizures, and we'll probably see a few before her meds start having their full effect. But they DO want me to call whenever she has one so they can make note of it, their frequency, etc. She's EXTREMELY sleepy from the depakote, and tomorrow we up the dose! It'll take a couple of weeks for her body to adjust and then she should be back to normal.
Tonight, we celebrate the expander removal! We don't want to say too much negative to her about it though, just in case we try it again in a year or so.