Friday, March 21, 2014

Ratio Change and Other Updates!

One of our big changes after this week's EEG is to switch Owen from a 3:1 ratio to a 3.5:1 ratio. I explained HERE what ratios mean in relation to the Ketogenic Diet, but in simple terms it means that Owen will be eating three and a half grams of fat for every one gram of protein and carbohydrate combined. What that means for us is that I have to REWORK all of Owen's recipes. Our super nice dietician told me to take a couple of days to re do the recipes and then make up some of the food ahead before starting him on the new ratio instead of trying to switch him right away. That gives us a chance to use up the rest of the 3:1 food we have in the freezer too.
Today, I switched around 16 of Owen's favorite recipes. I started with his yogurt since we use that as a vehicle to get his medication and vitamins into him, then I moved on to his current favorites. I still have a bunch of recipes I want to switch, but this gives me enough to start cooking this weekend. All in all, it took about 4 hours to make the changes with a bit of distraction. I probably could have shaved that down by almost an hour if I didn't get interrupted so many times, but that's how things go around here. Never a dull moment! Especially when we've just gotten back from the hospital.
Our washing machine looked at the back log of laundry from our trip and decided to go on strike. It figured that the dishwasher gave up a few months ago, so it might as well stop working too. Hopefully we can get it fixed quickly! Doing dishes for 9 by hand is one thing, doing laundry by hand for 9 isn't going to work for long.
I did get my raised bed garden weeded and ready to plant as soon as it dries out just a bit more. I also got an entire bookcase gone through in the play room in my current attempt to find the playroom again. Unfortunately fixing the book case doesn't make a huge visible change, but I should be able to actually fit all the books on the shelves now. The next step will be to teach the kids to put the books back on the shelves when they are done with them, which won't be nearly as easy, I'm afraid.

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