Monday, April 21, 2008

Chug-chug-chugging along

Well, Lily's MRI was cancelled at the last moment due to her having a cold a few days prior. The anesthesiologist was concerned as it can complicate sedation, and since he's not right in the room by her, he just felt the (small) increased risk wasn't worht it for what is, ultimately, an elective procedure.

So, we're rescheduled for 4/29.

We've increased Lily's ketogenic ratio to 2.5:1. So far, so good. One really great thing is that I've finally figured out a way to get Lily to drink the cream! I figured out the right combo of dilution (to make it the consistency of milk) & flavoring (a little sugar-free vanilla syrup + 5 drops of bickfords banana flavor). I also created a couple meals with some of her favorite foods. She's now having some Cheerios occasionally (there are actually a good amount of Cheerios in only 6 grams!), and I also found out about Miracle Noodles which are basically just soluable fiber (thus, no calories or carbs) shaped noodles. So I was able to make her a fairly tasty Mac 'n Cheese meal. It has a really good volume to it, so I think she actually *felt* full for once in a long time.

She's drinking water very consistently (hooray!) which is great as we learned recently that her last round of labs indicated some dehydration.

We started the paperwork to transition Lily in to the developmental preschool in our school district. She'll have the full round of evaluations in the next month, and then at the end of May we'll meet to discuss her eligibility. Finally, in mid-June we'll meet to draft Lily's first IEP. I'm already gathering all my information, and formulating what I want on her IEP right now. I'm talking with lots of friends who have knowledge of the process, and getting my arsenal of advocates in my bag.

Todd & I are heading out this weekend to Vegas for our 1st vacation since having kids. I figured out it has been nearly three years since we've been on a vacation of any sort. I'm very much looking forward to leaving the twins with my parents, and being able to just turn off my brain for three days. blissssss

1 comment:

Devon & Leslie, Avery & Jordan said...

Katie,

We're trying to get into see Dr. Saneto for a fresh muscle biopsy (for mitochondrial disease)

Leslie & Jordan