Friday, April 18, 2008
Well, God must have had pity on us after what we went through yesterday, because Reagan has made a complete turnaround today! Last night she slept fairly well, waking up a little fussy once, but Mike was able to calm her right down. And then today she has been such a sweetie, as happy as can be! Smiling, laughing, just an absolute doll, I couldn't have asked for more! So thank you for all of the prayers, because it has saved our sanity! (OK, maybe it's too late for that, but you know what I mean!) I spoke with the dietitian today that oversees the Ketogenic diet and she wants us to put Reagan on a feeding schedule. As many of you know Reagan has never been one to gulp down her bottles, we just try to get her to eat whenever she is receptive, which usually results in her drinking an ounce here, two ounces there, and so on all day long (averaging about 20 ounces a day). We are going to need to get her to take 4-5 ounces at a time (5x day) and she's going to have to drink it within 30 minutes or she won't get anything until the next feeding. This should be interesting. I'm going to give it a try this weekend. They also want to put her on strictly formula to begin the diet because they are concerned about her getting enough fluids to stay hydrated and avoid becoming too ketotic. I understand where they are coming from, but I don't like the idea of stopping solids altogether. She said they would eventually work solids back in, but probably not for 2-3 weeks at the earliest. I'm curious what others think about this (especially those who have already been through the diet)?