Monday, November 14, 2011

Ketogenic Diet Day 1

When we got here, they weren't quite ready for us, so they sent us to go get one last meal in the cafeteria.  So, Chick-fil-A, it was!  Ben gobbled up his last taste of chicken nuggets for a while.

After getting hooked up to the Video EEG, they performed the routine check.  This includes having him blow continuously on a pinwheel for 3 minutes straight, having a light test done, and then taking a nap.  He was trying so hard during the pinwheel part of the test, he said, "Oh my breathe!"  But he did great!

Around 7:00 pm, they brought him his first meal.  I'm still trying to understand it all, but it is 1/3 strength and calories.  They have to slowly build up to full strength so that his body will tolerate it.  So this particular meal included 3 pieces of diced pears, 2 slivers of chicken, and a frozen mixture of heavy whipping cream, olive oil, and a few granuals of splenda (for a total of about 2 oz).

He did it!  He had a little bit of a hard time with the cream, but I think we'll get there. 

Soon after, he was "starving", so they brought him another meal at about 10:00 pm. This meal was about 1 tsp. of peanut butter (with real butter mixed in  we tried this on day 2 and it didn't go over too well), a small portion of a hot dog, and 40 ml of heavy whipping cream.

We are taking things one moment at a time and trying to learn as much as we can.  Thank you for praying, we've had peaceful start to this diet.  There's a lot of information being thrown at us, but we'll get it.  Your love, support, and prayers have made today easier...thank you!

2 comments:

  1. Praise God for day 1. Check it off the list and keep moving forward. I am so proud of you! Courage, strength, and hope, indeed!

    Much love,
    Amy Jensen and family

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  2. One day at a time...He'll carry you through. Praying for you. Lots of love from ALL the Fulfers!

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