|Ashlyn comforting Luella after her seizure.|
Now on to the decisions I hinted at in the title... I've read about some kids actually having more seizures while taking a carnitine supplement. Luella takes carnitine to help protect her liver since so many of the drugs she takes are routed through the liver. When she started the carnitine it didn't seem to cause more seizures but we are going to try to take her off of it for awhile and see what happens.
Luella is still doing the LGIT diet. Unfortunately we've seen no reduction in the number of seizures. We will still continue the diet for the 2 months but I'm quickly coming to the conclusion that this isn't the one for her. With that, we spoke to another Dravet family last week and are seriously considering another type of diet. It's called GAPS and let me just say this would not be an easy diet!! This family has seen great things happen for their daughter - things we'd like to see happen for Luella!! I have a lot of learning to do before we would be ready to jump into this diet!!! I waiver quite a bit on this one - one day I'm all eager to learn more about it and the next day I'm in tears thinking about how crazy it is! Basically the diet is wheat and sugar free and NO PROCESSED foods, none! The Introduction part of the diet is the craziest. If you are interested you can read more here -http://www.gapsdiet.com/INTRODUCTION_DIET.html.
Please pray about this and that we would make the right decision for Luella!!
|Luella's Elmo Pumpkin!|