November 9, 2009

One More Week!

By this time next week Bertrand will have started the ketogenic diet! The few weeks we've had to prepare have been invaluable. While many parents feel scared and unprepared when their child starts the diet, I feel calm and centered because I had the time to: read all the recommended books, research all the right websites, join the appropriate newsgroups, order & watch the available videos, talk with experienced KD people, buy all the supplies, practice making keto recipes, etc. Also, I found out that the reason Bertrand couldn't start the diet sooner was because Paula Peterson FNP, who is initiating his diet, is attending the "Dietitians’ & Nurses’ Forum on Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy" this week! Amusingly enough, the forum, which is run by the Charlie Foundation, is taking place this year at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona--where Matthew's senior prom took place. :) I am glad that Bertrand will have the benefit of this latest and greatest knowledge on the ketogenic diet moving into his initiation! Everyone, keep your fingers crossed!

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