Your child will be admitted to the
hospital before starting the diet. They may be in the hospital for 4 to 5 days while
their body starts making ketones. During this time, you’ll also learn how to plan
child’s diet. You may also be taught how to test your child's urine for ketones.
While in the hospital, your child
may not be able to eat for 1 to 2 days until ketones are measured in the urine. Once
ketones are in the urine, your child may be given high-fat, low-carbohydrate shakes.
These are also known as keto shakes. After several meals of keto shakes, they will
eating solid foods.