Charlie Foundation just put out a recipe for a keto green smoothie, so I plan to add that to Owen's diet plan as soon as I get a chance. Owen takes a multi vitamin, but he might need extra iron or have trouble absorbing enough from the multi (I have trouble absorbing enough iron from supplements, I have to use more natural sources to keep my levels up.) There are a few other possibilities for the bruising including a platelet disorder that can happen with the diet, but our Doctor says it would be extremely rare for Owen to have problems with that this early into the diet. It usually happens when kids are on the diet for more than the usual 2-3 years.
this incident we decided to wait until our visit next month to check his medication levels. We don't want to make any med changes until we have his ratio leveled out anyway. It's so hard to tell how the diet is working with Owen since his "big" seizures have only been happening every 6-10 weeks right now and his small ones are so hard to distinguish from normal behavior. I'm not in a huge hurry to reduce medications yet.
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