Tomorrow's the big day. 5-9 days in the hospital (Children's St. Paul) to start the Ketogenic Diet. Joe and I will take turns spending the night, yipee. I just hope we don't have a loud roommate or any roommate. The first two days Dermot will fast, yuk. While he's busy doing that, Joe and I will get educated by the dietian on how to prepare and feed Dermot his new food. Today I got a head start and gave him whipped cream and scrambled eggs with butter for breakfast. I think I might end up gaining some weight from tasting the whipped cream for every meal. We'll sweeten it with Stevia, a natural sweetener, it works great.
If you're looking for something to do, please feel free to call us on our cell phones, offer to bring us lunch or dinner, or just stop by and visit..it will make the time go by a lot quicker. I have the latest issues of People and Us waiting to be read, plus a few books I haven't been able to finish.
I hope Dermot gets through the first part of this process okay. The book tells me that after we're released it may take a few weeks to fine tune the diet for optimum seizure control. I'm just worried that he won't eat the food because it's so different from what he's eating now.
Let go and Let God.
I'll keep you posted.