Saturday, January 22, 2011
Slow and steady...
We're still getting the kinks worked out of our new regime with the diet. We have seen a reduction in Lola's seizures, for sure, but it's not 100%. Will it ever be our cure? Who knows? We are hopeful, for sure. So everyone asks, "But what can she eat?" Don't worry, she's eating just fine - her portions are smaller than she's used to, but she's eating a variety of fruits (raspberries, blueberries, mango, blackberries, etc.) and veggies (swiss chard, romaine lettuce, carrots, asparagus, broccoli), lean meats, and even a bit of pasta (shiratake noodles/yam noodles). For the mostpart, she's doing fine with it. She endures the needle pokes when I test her blood ketones, she's slowly getting used to being without juice, chocolate milk, cheerios, and yummy stuff. She's still crying at the end of her meals, to let me know "that wasn't enough, mom." It breaks my heart, but I know that it's doing her good. She isn't losing weight, or wasting away, don't worry. Check out the pics - she's doing just fine.
We've had some sort of superbug invade our home. Everyone's been sick. And not just the run of the mill cold/flu. It lingers, and morphs, and reinfects. I don't get it. At any rate (touch wood), Lola and I are feeling better - the boys have wicked coughs, and I'm sure that it's triggered by their asthma. sigh. Liam had to leave soccer after only a few minutes today because the exercise made his cough worse.
The weather has been insanely cold this January, but we got a bit of a reprieve this week. So Lola and I went out for a little walk to get the stink blown off of us.