Nora update for Feb. 3, 2012

Nora is doing well.  Ever since we shifted to a 3:1 ketogenic diet about 4 weeks ago, Nora has been almost seizure free.  This is a remarkable improvement.

We are still waiting for the results of the SCN1A gene mutation testing.  Hopefully we will get that soon.

There is still much uncertainty.  We don’t know what will happen next.  In the best case, Nora will continue to develop normally, the diet will continue to control her seizures, and in two or three years we can try to ease her onto a more “normal” diet.  There can (and likely will) still be some setbacks and bumps in the road along the way, but so far her intelligence and normal development suggest we have a good chance of a good outcome.

Myclonic seizure count per day after starting diet treatment (approx. Dec. 1). Note that first 3 weeks are the MAD diet, moving to ketogenic 3:1 diet thereafter.

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