Besides being strenuous, the experience was traumatic. That's because, to put it bluntly, C. has grown gaunt. The real-deal gaunt; the anorexic-gaunt.
Those weeks when she was barely eating (here and here for instance) have clearly taken their toll. I decided to add something to her modified Atkins diet that might add a bit of fat to her skin and bones. First, I tried red quinoa mixed in with her meat and vegetables.. She rejected that out of hand. For three meals she refused to lift the spoon and, when I myself fed her, she kept the stuff in her mouth for ages before swallowing despite many swigs of water to wash it down.
I admitted defeat and ditched the quinoa. I've now switched to whole sesame tahina. She seems more amenable to this and spoon-feeds herself again, albeit very slowly. Each meal takes a half to two hours.
Here is C.'s gauntness in all its glory:
And here is her seizure-related gash healing very nicely: