I somewhat, 1/2 heartily, started Jake on the modified Atkins diet this evening for dinner. Having absolutely no clue, if I am doing this correctly or not. I slap some bologna on his plate, a piece of cheddar cheese, a hard boiled egg and mucho mayo. I try to make it pretty and "fun" by cutting the bologna and cheese I rolled up into little "sushi rolls" and poked them with a toothpick, so he could pick them up.
Jake is allowed no more than 15 grams of carbs a day, but 10 would be ideal, on this diet. From my calculations, His dinner had less than 5.
As the dog steal one of the "sushi rolls" I throw him another piece of cheddar and again try to make "it fun" by having him bite eyes, A nose and a mouth. He won't even touch the eggs so I give him another piece of bologna and make more faces.
As he is eating this ultra boring meal, he talks to his food and says,
"seizures go away!"
I have been trying to lead into this diet by telling him he can't have bread anymore b/c we want the seizures to go away.
As much as I want him to be aware, as to why he has to eat differently than his sister, his mommy, his daddy, and other kids, it was a wake up call to hear those words spoken to his food.
Just after Jake says this his head drops with a seizure. Did I think this diet would work instantly? Of course not, but that's some strange irony, if you ask me. How does a diet stop seizures?
I would rather err on the side of faith than on the side of doubt. - Robert Schuller
God Bless~ Christine
yesterdays count = >2
today thus far= >2