When Lochlan was born she was a happy, healthy, full-term baby. She started to feel floppy around 6 weeks of age. Also at 6 weeks of age she started having rapid eye movement where they shook really fast back and forth. She then began to have aberrant gaze saccades a few weeks later. By 4 months of age she was having 100’s of seizures a day. She was diagnosed with Myoclonic Epilepsy by 5 months old and put on medication. When she was 8 months of age she was on 2 different seizure medications, and ended up being hospitalized for an upper respiratory infection. Doctors began to run further tests to get to the bottom of what was going on.
At that point she was still having seizures all day and the eye movement she was having didn’t register on her EEG. They then decided to do a lumbar puncture and CT scan to rule out Neuroblastoma.
It was then discovered from her lumbar puncture that her glucose was low. She was immediately started on the ketogenic diet and within 2 weeks her seizures and eye movements stopped. She began to reach milestones, etc! Later her diagnosis was confirmed through genetic testing. Keto truly has changed Lochlan’s life! She is a happy, healthy, and energetic 8 year old!