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!


  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

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