Archive | March 2012

Swallowing Pills

I cannot wait for the day Jackson learns how to swallow pills!  I am probably turning him off of yogurt for life since I mix in crushed up pills:(  I found this cup online, the Oralflow Pill Swallowing Cup (https://www.oralflo.com).  Even though Jackson can’t use it yet, I thought some of you out there with a little bit older kids might find it useful.  I remember I had trouble swallowing pills myself up until I was a teenager.  Hope this helps!

This entry was posted on March 31, 2012. 2 Comments

1 in 88 diagnosed Autistic

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/29/health/autism/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

I used to be a believer that early detection and early behavioral therapy are the keys to success. What about the fact that the insides of these kids are toxic?  I never hear the biomedical side of treatment in the news.  Jenny McCarthy was the first to lead me on the biomed journey.

Yes, early detection is good. Yes, behavioral therapy is good. Why is it that we do not include bloodwork in the autism diagnosis?  There is something physically wrong with the insides of these kids!  Early detection and behavioral therapy are not enough!  Treatment needs to be from the inside out.

Come on, doctors!  Get on it!  We need the medical community on board to figure out which kids can benefit from biomedical treatment to recover more kids and lower this 1 in 88 statistic.  What’s it going to take?

Dr. Kendal Stewart Seminar: MUST SEE!

Wow, these videos are golden!  I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this doctor before!  Now that I have been through all this with Jackson, Dr. Stewart is spot on with what our DAN, LLMD doctor has been treating in Jackson.  I’m going to ask our doctor about the NeuroBiologix products mentioned, http://www.neurobiologix.com.  Makes me think Autism is truly treatable!  (Can you count how many times he says, “do you understand, see what I’m saying, You following me?  🙂

My daily meds

Going from believing I was healthy, not taking any medicine (other than a multivitamin), this is quite a change for me.  Given the fact that Jackson is proven to be positive for Lyme and co infections, I’d say it’s a 99% chance that I have it all also.  The only explanation for the 1% chance that I am not infected would be that Jackson was bitten by a tick and only he is infected.  (But my biofeedback test, that has shown to be completely accurate for Jackson, showed the Lyme, co infections and parasites in my body.  Misha and I meet with the doctor on Monday morning, so we’ll finally have our answers.

    

Here are my daily meds.  I can’t say I’ve felt any changes yet, but this is for the parasites and to get my body ready for the Lyme treatment soon.  If this is what it takes to get the nasties out of my body, bring it!

All is well!

I’m trying for a post every day, but today, I can’t think of anything to post!  We’ve got a good schedule going.  My daily routine is usually pretty much the same: meds, therapy, shuttling around Sophie, more meds, grocery shopping, GFCFSF cooking, entertaining the kids, epsom salt baths and more meds.  My days are pretty monotonous, but every day that passes that we stick to our recovery plan is a day closer to getting Jackson back, so it’s all worth it!

Taking this year off has been amazing, giving me the precious gift of time to allow me to navigate the maze to figure out what was wrong with Jackson.  My parents have been amazingly supportive financially to make this year and Jackson’s treatments possible.  I am baffled at their generosity, and hope to pay it forward some day.

I am going back to teaching next year, though only 50% part time.  I miss teaching so, so much, and couldn’t stand to be away from the classroom another year, but I know Jackson’s recovery will still be  very time consuming, needing a lot of my attention.  I’ll have the best of both worlds next year!

Things couldn’t be better right now!  All is well!

This entry was posted on March 28, 2012. 1 Comment

BYOSS

BYOSS: Bring Your Own Soy Sauce.  Dang it!  I had sushi about a week ago forgetting that a lot of sauces contain gluten as an ingredient.  We found this soy sauce yesterday at Safeway, and it is Gluten Free.  Looks like when Misha and I go out for sushi, I’ll be bringing the soy sauce along in my purse:)  Sushi seems to be one cuisine that is safe for us to eat, as long as it’s not fried.  The fried sushi is battered in a mixture containing gluten.

Unfortunately, Jackson won’t try sushi.  His go to foods are chicken nuggets, turkey hot dogs, chicken burrito bowls, chicken/rice soup, salmon, hamburger meat, steak, waffles, pancakes (GFCFSF of course), strawberries and bananas.  He’s the healthiest eating almost 3 year old I know!  If only we could get some more veggies in.

       

I just added the second picture because Jackson was playing with his tongue a lot today, as if he was discovering it for the first time.