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
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I am so over”joy”ed for you!!! God Bless!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful journey. It has helped me with my now 4 year old Summer. It gives me hope and the will to power through this journey!!!
Thank you Kelly! Surely Summer is blessed to have a mom like you who continues to press on for her! I remember being in the hospital watching Autumn constantly seize. On one of those days I read this verse from Psalm 27:13-14: “I would have lost heart unless I had believed, that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage and He shall strengthen you.”
Keep holding fast to that which is good!