Eating for Kendall has always been a strong point. Er, up until the whole not eating thing, and g-button insertion.
Anyway, we continue to offer her foods. This isn't always easy. I have spent a small fortune on organic products, and hard to find items (coconut flour and coconut oil...to name a few of the most recent scavenger hunts I've been on!)
Some days she'll eat. Some days she fights. But I can usually get at least one 100 calorie meal down her. She's really open to all textures and tastes. Before the Ketogenic Diet we would season her foods with salsa and lemon juice! The girl loves flavor. Since starting the diet 7 months ago (yes, 7 months have passed!) she has decreased in the amount of food she'll eat and what. We used to think it was because we were hiding meds in the "egg nog" and scared her away. Now I just think she's sick of the same greasy meals. She used to eat broccoli and beef and mayo like a champ, and chicken ranch and green beans were also a favorite. Now she won't touch either one...
So I have made a few new recipes with the new ratio. She loves egg and cheese omlets (pictured above) and has a new found love of kiwi (also pictured above) AND...I just introduced her to chocolate in the form of fudge (pictured above) The eggs and kiwi are one example of a 100 calorie meal. Hidden in the eggs and cheese are cream and olive oil. The wine, of course, is for me. It is a necessary ingredient for me to keep my sanity as I spend a ridiculous amount of time measuring out a 3.5:1 fat to protein and carb ratio.
Some days I resent this stupid diet for taking so much time and being soley responsible for her losing interest in eating (and drinking completely!) Then I remind myself we are only on one daily seizure med. Her alertness and development are soaring, and she only has about one seizure cluster every 2 weeks instead of hundreds a day. So I can live with searching out approved chap stick, lotions, shampoos, and fever reducers. It does work. And it is totally worth the time and effort. And had this diet not worked, we would have tried ACTH next. It would have killed her for sure considering her last reaction to a tiny steroid with Diabetes. So this diet has saved her in more ways than one.
She had seizures late this afternoon...but they are gone now. (she's pretty predictable. the last ones were 2 weeks ago to the day.) They never get easier to watch. ugh.