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.
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