I haven't been careful lately about keeping L away from too much sugar. Last week, it was gingerbread boys. I was a little nervous, at first, but nothing happened. On Christmas he had hot cocoa and fruit snacks in the morning, and birthday cake that night. The next day it was pancakes with syrup and two days of the days since then we had chocolate chip dip with apples for dessert.
In the last two weeks, he's had more sweets than the previous 8 months combined. I never knew sugar was a trigger until he had a seizure on Easter morning after eating a basket of (healthy, additive-free) sweet treats. Since then, I've known that even additive-free sweets put him at risk.
I guess I just got sloppy. Everything we know about managing L's condition with diet is guesswork and trial-and-error. There is no information out there about treating RAS with diet. None. No doctors advising diet changes. No fliers with foods to avoid. Nothing in the whole wide Internet.
So when I see him eat more than usual with no adverse effects, I start to question whether it was just a coincidence that Easter morning. Maybe I'm unnecessarily complicating his already limited diet. Maybe sweets aren't a trigger.
But they are. Sorry L. We're going to break this streak right here. No three-peat tomorrow, I promise.