Monday, January 31, 2011

A week into Saccharum Officionale...

One thing that I like to note, as much to myself as to everyone reading, is that when our children our detoxifying, their skills take a noticeable hit.  I believe that when the toxins are moving out of their systems they are flying all over the place, causing havoc for the children.  After the toxins finally leave it is then interesting to see the skills return, and hopefully advance.  Dante has had terrible yeast die-off since early December.  That was my basis for comparison as he began taking this new remedy a little over a week ago and I must say:  the report is pretty good.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Does the remedy Saccharum Officinale fit Dante?

Saccharum Officinale is the first remedy we started Dante on after learning about CEASE therapy.  This remedy, said to help with disorders in the metabolism of carbohydrates, is made from the fresh juice of the sugar-cane.
Dante, looking connected at 3 years old

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Okay, so now we're really starting CEASE...

As a recap, Dante has been using homeopathy since Fall 2009.  We definitely saw a big improvement after a month using Lycopodium Clavatum, but we would really like to increase the rate of progress.  Dante’s homeopathic physician, Dr. Doug Falkner, M.D., recommended we both read about CEASE and decide whether that would be a good option for Dante.

CEASE Book by Tinus Smits, M.D.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The best gift ever

Today Dante was in such a good mood that I decided to brave a forty minute drive across town to visit our friend Mariela.  It was a very special visit for us.  You see, a couple of weeks ago Mariela got the best gift ever and our visit was to celebrate it with her.  Two Saturdays ago Mariela picked up the phone and the person on the other end of the line said, “We have an offer of a liver for you.”  Both Mariela and her brother thought it was a joke.  It wasn’t. 

That is one happy Mariela!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Good Stuff

Ok, so you really had to see it all lit up!
This year I put up a Christmas tree I actually felt proud of.  I am a happier person now that my PMS lasts maybe a couple of days, is not really painful, and doesn't turn me into an awful intolerant witch.  I am a considerably happier wife because my husband is less argumentative.  The words "high performance team" sometimes come to mind nowadays to describe our household dynamics.  Some months ago Dante began requesting to play with his dad now that dad is so much more fun.  We are all feeling better and coping better.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Debugging Dante

Sooner or later they were bound to resurface. “Nasty little creatures” is actually a very proper term to describe an overgrowth of yeast, a common problem in children with autism.  That was how Dante’s first DAN!* doctor described yeast to me or better yet, how he attempted to explain why our war against the yeast lasted way longer than we ever imagined. 
Dante, Summer 2007

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dante's Greatest Hits - a dedication

A rare display of fine motor abilities is topped with pride, 2006
We begin this blog with all the faith in the world that Dante is able to connect.  He is a bright and divine little boy who is working his way out.  I dedicate this blog to all the people who have cared for Dante, who have worked with Dante, and who have prayed for Dante, even those who don't personally know him.  I dedicate it to our special children, who force us every day to unselfishly support them and focus on what is truly important.  I also dedicate it to every parent whose love is constantly intermingled with concern about how to help improve their child's life.  May your concern quickly turn into wise & loving action for the benefit of your child and your family. Hope is a beautiful thing.

God Bless You,

Dante's mom