Sun through rain and snow

Outside our windows today. Interesting weather here lately.

Nora still had a few myoclonics yesterday. I slept with her again last night, and either she slept very peacefully or I slept very soundly, because she didn’t wake me up.

I had mentioned that she had a keto reading on the low end of the high range (80) on Sunday and Monday mornings. In the evening it would shoot to the highest reading (160+). This morning we tested her again and she just hit the 160 mark, so we are hopeful that she is getting back into hard ketosis all of the time.

We will not know what exactly knocked her out of ketosis in the first place, but the pan of brownies is going in the garbage (no, I am not going to eat them). I’ve learned my lesson about faux-sweet things and/or caffeine.

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About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.

2 thoughts on “Sun through rain and snow

  1. Hello Christy. I was doing a little research on ketogenic diet and found this blog. I read Nora’s story and I’d like to ask if she has been doing well with your diet approach.

    • Hi Janice,

      Nora has been doing well. If you read the blog posts in chronological order (starting at the bottom and moving up), you will get the rest of the story, including graphs showing how her seizures stopped after starting the diet.

      We have just hit our first big setback since the diet really started working, so you are entering the story in the middle here. Even with a setback, the diet has been a great success and we are working to get her back into hard ketosis.


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