On day two of the Diet, I met my daughter for the first time in nearly 10 months. Even though Nevin was still having frequent seizures, she was so affectionate, animated and full of chatter. The diet was challenging the first two weeks as we learned the protocol, but it was so much easier than portrayed to us by medical professionals.
It was much easier to prepare special meals than to watch my daughter suffer from the adverse side effects of medication cocktails or watch the seizures rob her and our family of a 'normal' life. Nevin loves her 'magic' diet. She quickly became self-directed and even helps prepare the meals. Nevin became seizure-free six months into the diet. She has been on the diet for 16 months and successfully weaned two of her three epilepsy medications. The last medication wean will start in April 2009. Nevin is developmentally age appropriate, attends public Kindergarten, enjoys listening to music, dancing and even advocates for epilepsy in our community.