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ketogenic diet

lil_red Message
8 Feb 2009, 09:01 PM

We have had good results having our daughter on the ketogenic diet for treatment of this.
gregorypeace Message
9 Feb 2009, 05:18 PM

So have we, our daughter Jessica, whose five now has been on the diet since she was 3 months old. She's on no other medication and hasn't had any siezures for over a year now
lil_red Message
9 Feb 2009, 07:25 PM

That is wonderfull news! Our daughter is twelve now and was diagnosed about six years ago and was started on the diet then however before that she was on many different meds. in search of something that would work to no avail. The diet was a blessing and we saw an improvement quickly with no harmfull side affects of some of the meds. priviously.
gregorypeace Message
9 Feb 2009, 07:36 PM

Yes the diet is worth all the hard work for sure. We were so worried when Jess was diagnosed, but realize how lucky we were with her being diagnosed at such a young age. Do you visit doctor de Vivo in NY? My wife has met Doctor klepper from Germany. Have you joined the yahoo groups - There's loads on us on there ;-) but i like the format of this web site and will encourage others to join. Does your daughter have seizures anymore? Jess used to have eye rolling seizures all the time but not now. She's catching the other kids in her class up with her development. i love coming across new families
lil_red Message
9 Feb 2009, 07:56 PM

Before the diet she had 1 grand mal seizure and thousands of drop seizures , absent seizures. She had to be watched constantly so she would not hit her head during was a nightmare however since the diet 90% of the time is seizure free. She has made amazing progess at school but will probably always have a learning delay. We love her personality now that it is now clouded by the anti seizure meds. I had no idea about the chat rooms at yahoo but will be sure to check them out. Thanks so much for the info. I have noticed our daughter does not tolerate heat well. During the summer months we are carefull not to take her out in the heat for very long. I was wondering if you noticed the same. We do see Dr. DeVivo during one of our trips we mentioned it and they said a few other families that had the same problem.
gregorypeace Message
9 Feb 2009, 08:16 PM

Yeah Jessica has trouble in the heat (but we don't have much of that over here in the UK !! - we haven't taken her abroad) and we think she's more ataxic in the cold. I know other parents have mentioned problems in the heat. Before she comes down with a cold or virus she's far more wobbley and may have problems talking. She started walking late at 3 with help using a frame, but is starting to catch up. From what we've read all glut1 kids have great personalities. We stopped Jessica's seizure medication on her first birthday as we thought it just masked her symptoms. The diet is fantastic. I worried a lot about her head growth - but that doesn't appear to be a problem. Jessica says she hates glut1 - but it makes her even more special. I promise you'll meet some new friends on the yahoo site and be able to learn, give advice and share all things glut1.