Chance for Chelsea to Live the Life she Deserves

Medication decrease

on September 26, 2012

Today we saw one of Chelsea’s neurologists for a ketogenic diet update.  The Neuro & Dietician were very happy with Chelsea progress and success on the diet over the last 4months, so the decision was made to continue the diet for the next 20months – yep 2 years worth! We are in it for the long hall and we get to begin weaning Chelsea off some of her anticonvulsant medications. The main reason we started this diet was to see if food can control Chelsea’s seizures rather than medications – medications have terrible side effects.  Some side effects for Chelsea include: – drowsiness, permanent peripheral vision loss, prevent the ability to sweat, reduced communication skills, nausea etc.    So we now look forward to seeing if weaning her off will not affect her seizure activity. We are keeping our fingers crossed!

Since the arrival of her brother, Chelsea has been seeking attention as kids do, which is really nice. She is squeeling and babbling more, we are really looking forward to her copying and learning from Brock once he hits milestones – clapping hands, crawling, waving etc.   We are looking forward to summer time in the pool and at the water parks with the kids!



One response to “Medication decrease

  1. Gary and Sandy Kabel says:

    Hey Mel,

    That is super news! Too bad she can’t have KFC once in a while! Ha…

    I don’t know how you fit all this into your busy days.

    Hugs and kisses from Opa and Oma xoxox

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