Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Keto diet

How's the diet going? It's going pretty smoothly in the last few weeks. Dermot's partial onset seizures are gone, now we are just fighting with the Tonic seizures. He still has around twenty of those a day. If you didn't know what to look for you wouldn't notice his seizures. His left arm goes straight up, his eyes look up and his body tenses for a few seconds, then he just resumes what he's doing. The brain is an big fat mystery! Dermot's neurologist wants to try just the diet for another month, then he might want to try a different drug for the tonic seizures. I'm not for that. Apparently the most common side effect for the new medication is sleeplessness. No thank you! We've had enough of that in the last 2-1/2 years.

We discovered what meals Dermot will eat and have decided to sick to them. Here's a sample of what Dermot eats each day:

Breakfast:

1/3 c. of whipped cream
two tsp. ground beef
1/3 slice of american cheese
two Tbsp. of butter
1/4 c. of peaches

Lunch:

1/3 c. of whipped cream
two tsp. chicken breast
two tsp. green beans
two Tbsp. of butter
1/6 c. of applesauce

Dinner:

1/3 c. of whipped cream
one Tbsp. ground beef
1/4 c. peas
two Tbsp. of butter

Sound good?

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