I had a few questions concerning the diet for the coming week and so I spoke with a nurse practioner on Friday. The first question she asked was “Are you excited about Monday?” and my response was “Well, excited wouldn’t exactly be the word I would use because we’re sort of jumping into the unknown.” We have been praying about this for a long time and are ready to pursue it, I’m just not looking forward to tomorrow. The fasting part is what I’m not looking forward to. We had to cut down on most carbohydrates and all sugar today and so when Wayne was having some yogurt, Micah wanted some. It’s one of his favorite things and as is his habit, he starting reaching for it and crying when Wayne wouldn't give him any. I could hardly stand it.
To prepare for this diet, Micah will have to fast from tomorrow evening until the following evening. After 6pm tomorrow, he will only be able to have liquids. The purpose of this is to prepare the body’s metabolism to burn fat instead of glucose. This will be a very rigid, mathematically calculated diet.
Some ways you can pray for us:
-That the fasting time won’t be very traumatic for Micah or Wayne and myself
-That Micah will eat the food and that we won’t have to force him, it would not be fun trying to force a 2 year old to eat!
-the diet will reduce or eliminate his seizures
-understanding for us as dieticians, nurses, and doctors teach us how to administer the diet
-that we would not be anxious about this, but would hope expectantly that this is something the Lord wants to use to improve Micah’s health