uckinghamshire, England, Little Ceili Irwin had to eat the cream, mayonnaise and butter with a double portion, and other fatty foods are equal portion of fat for adult males. Ceili whereas only a little girl who just turned 2 years old.
He should get a special diet by adding 103 g fat, 95 g higher than the recommended servings of fat for adult males.
But despite the very high fat intake, body size Ceili (2 years) still look normal for his age and well developed.
“I have to make sure no potatoes, rice or pasta in a food menu, and give fruits and vegetables for carbs instead. He never once took a piece of pasta and finally had a seizure,” said his mother, Siobhan Irwin (27 years) derived from Buckinghamshire, as reported by metro.co.uk .
Ceili has a condition called Dravet syndrome, which means his body can not produce enough protein. This causes the brain to become overactive to trigger seizures.
He can not eat carbs and have a lot to eat fats to reduce seizures. In addition to eating three meals a day, fat intake should be coupled Ceili every evening with a drink shakes are high in fat. Fatty foods may help prevent Ceili had seizures.
“He’s doing much better than I ever thought. It’s hard to cook for Ceili at first, but you just have to start thinking about different foods,” added her mother.
Development of the body and behavior was disrupted due to late diagnosis. But since a considerable portion of fat, Ceili are now becoming more active, swimming and playing outside with her friends.
Dravet syndrome, also known as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI or Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy in infants), a rare form of epilepsy, which begins in infancy.
Prolonged seizures usually occur in the first 2 years of life. Therefore, individuals with this rare syndrome have an increased risk of sudden death is higher.
As quoted from dravetfoundation.org, the characteristics of infants with Dravet syndrome, among others:
1. Seizures of various types ranging from the first 12 months of life
2. Seizures began with fever, but later also appeared without fever
3. Prolonged seizures occurred
4. Seizures do not respond to standard anticonvulsant drugs
5. Development of the body are usually normal in the beginning, but slows or stops in the second year of life
6. Myoclonic seizures occur around the age of 18 months of age
7. Seizures can occur when dealing with vaccinations, a hot bath, or warm temperatures.
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