Cynthia - posted on 01/18/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son, Drew began having seizures when he was just under two years old. The seizures WERE NOT controlled by 5 medications at one time. Drew became a drugged shell of himself. The doctors diagnosed him with Idiopathic Epilepsy [basically, no reason for seizures]. He had myoclonic, generalized, drop attacks, and stare attacks. He had up to 50-60 seizures A DAY. I was seven months pregnant with my daughter and I had a five year old son. All the EEG tests came back normal unless they actually caught one while he was connected to the machine. After several days and hours of research I came across the Ketogenic Diet for Pediatric Epilepsy. This diet is very tedious, BUT IT WORKS!! If anyone has a similar situation with their child PLEASE PLEASE look into this diet. Drew was able to be weaned off of all medication and after two years on the diet, we weaned him off of it as well. Drew became seizure free for 7 years. In early 2009 Drew began having mild drop attacks again, but it is now completely controlled by one medication. He is normal and plays baseball, goes hunting, rides his bike, ect. By the way, the neurologist tried to discourage the diet because it is difficult and requires a huge commitment, but I insisted on trying it and I believe it saved Drew’s life!!!