|So much stuff. I can justify it all though.....
I will attempt to keep you all posted as the week progresses, so this makes a good place to do that.
|A good day for this treat. It will be a long time before
Asher can have fish and chips again.
The basics of the Ketogenic diet is that you have high fat intake, but very low protein and carbohydrate. What this does, is it tricks your body into thinking you are starving and so your body uses fat to produce ketones, which becomes your body's fuel (because there is not enough carbohydrates or protein in your diet for that). These ketones somehow manage to help control seizures. This diet has been used for almost 100 years for people with epilepsy and in recent years has had a lot of research done to help understand it more.
|I'm already glad I have that heavy bag with puzzles.
During our time in hospital, Asher's Blood Sugar and Ketone levels will be checked 6 hourly. Once we are home we will test these levels every morning and every night.
So this is the plan. Tomorrow morning Asher will start on a 1:1 ratio diet. Her "food" over the next week will be a keto shake, which will be made precisely to the ratio the dietitian determines. To help you understand the detail involved, once we are home and making food, we will be using a scale that measures to .10g (a tenth of a gram) to make sure we get the ration exactly right.
Thank you to all those who are praying for us through this week. We really appreciate it.