The Results Are In.

Autumn’s last EEG back in February of this year, while she was still on the diet, did not include all the elements that are used to trigger seizures – yesterday’s EEG did. This included flashing strobe lights, inducing breathing hyperventilation and sleep deprivation.  Our neurologist said she wanted to know – and that we would want to know – for sure what these results would really show after 3 months off the diet.

My palms were sweating sitting next to Autumn watching the entire process.

Towards the end of the test, Dr. Kahn, our neurologist, peeked in to see how things were going and I stepped out to talk with her. We went into a room right next door to Autumn and she pulled up the the EEG results on the computer.  She brought up screen after screen of Autumn’s brain waves. As she is scrolling through the pages, I am imagining in my mind what all those lines might mean.  Then she utters these words:

“This looks great.” “Everything looks wonderful.” “Everything looks perfect.”

Tears well up in my eyes and I just look at her; an incredibly relieved smile overcomes my face.

My doubt disappears.

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Whenever you  hear that the diet is too hard…

remember this post…

remember this result….

and know that the results of the the ketogenic diet are pure

KETO JOY!!!!!!!!!

 

What’s up…and coming…

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since our last post! 

So what has been happening?

 Canning tomatoes from the garden:

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 4-H Chicken Projects and Fair:

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A visit from one of the cutest nephews ever:

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Gram’s 80th Birthday Celebration:

IMG_7289          Autumn’s 10th Birthday!                     

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So, is Autumn completely off the diet? Yes

Does she eat all the food she use to eat? Yes

Is she still seizure-free? Yes

Honestly, I still just don’t understand how diet alone can stop such intense seizures.

But it does. 

So why doesn’t every doctor who deals with Epilepsy know about the diet, and at least give it as an option for patients to try? 

I don’t know, perhaps either lack of knowledge or unbelief.

As you read this, if there is anyone you know who suffers with epilepsy, or is a medical professional that works with epileptic patients, please take the time to spread the word on this powerful tool.  The very best resource for information I know is:

The Charlie Foundation

You might be the catalyst that gives someone else a seizure-free life! 

So, What’s next?

Autumn has an eeg scheduled for later this week to see if her brain activity looks the same as it did while she was on the diet. 

It will be a big day.

Yes, I am a bit anxious.

Yes, I will be posting the results. Stay tuned!

Keto Joy!