Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Tale of Desperaux

Amy reads The Tale of Desperaux.
Dante signs MORE because she reached the end of a chapter.
Last weekend Amy was reading The Tale of Desperaux to Dante.  It is a long chapter book with big words such as “Chiaroscuro” and “dungeon”, which I’m pretty sure Dante has never heard.   Dante delighted us as he signed “MORE” every time Amy stopped when she reached the end of a chapter.  They stopped reading after 142 pages not because Dante stopped listening, but because Amy's throat dried up!  That’s the longest and most complicated book my son has paid attention to.  Hip, Hip, Hooray!

About Earth and Worms:  On my last post I detailed the long and winding road we have been on that eventually led us to find Kerri Rivera’s protocol for autism.  A few weeks prior to learning about Kerri, I had learned about Diatomaceous Earth (DE). We started giving it to Dante for his constipation.  Weeks later, reading Kerri’s book, I learned that DE helps to kill parasites and that parasites cause seizures:

Diatomaceous earth…properly ground, [is] harmful to parasites, fungi, yeast, worms, and amoebas.
In a presentation by Andreas Kalcker, he stated that high levels of ammonia in the body can cause seizures and the high levels of ammonia in the body come from parasites.

This relationship between parasites and seizures is completely new to me.  What a welcome surprise to find that DE helps to kill parasites! Interestingly enough, four weeks after starting to give Dante DE, his quick nod seizures stopped (he could have up to 30 in a day).  This is a HUGE victory as Dante is most at risk from a sudden fall due to a nod.  The work is not done, however, as he may still have grand-mal seizures.  Here's our latest update...

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Connecting the Dots...

This past Summer, waiting for horseback riding to begin...
Oh, boy, where to begin?

I’ve put so much of my thought process into this blog and it doesn’t cease to amaze me how I happen to be in analysis mode continuously.  Even at an unconscious level, I am always thinking about how Dante is doing and why he is feeling this way today.  It is constant, unstoppable.  Doesn’t that pretty much happen to all parents of children with autism?

And there are so many variables!  It is overwhelming!

So I will back up to mid-Summer and tell you about the dots I have recently connected...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thimerosal Clearing turns Dante's hands "ON"

Dante holds the pony's reins!
We have had a little bit of everything this Summer:  one homeopathic clearing, losing molars, getting Ringworm, detox, constipation, and last but certainly not least, grand-mal seizures.

Dante’s seizures had stopped last May 28, 2012, and I was sure hoping and praying for the same pattern this year.  No such luck.  Despite that, my main goal for the Summer was for Dante to begin using his hands more as this is a huge limitation for him.  Not that the gods would grant that wish directly, though!  We’ve gone through so much to get some of that progress.  Oh, but progress we are seeing!!!!  I will summarize with the hope that someone out there can gain some wisdom from our experience…

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dante goes to Disney World

Dante and Amy on our way to Paris, Epcot
We did it!  We went to Disney World with my whole family!  I am so grateful for our first family reunion as adults with my three brothers and their families.  This of course, was not a trivial pursuit for any of our families, it took months of planning an preparation to make sure we set the trip up for success.  The most important item I added to my list was help.  I delayed the decision as much as possible but my brother and my dad encouraged me to bring along someone who could help me with Dante.  Bringing Amy along was the smartest decision of the whole trip.  The fact that my dad offered to cover her airfare helped as well!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy Detox with Glutathione

Detox, detox, detox.  I’m as bored writing about detox as some may be reading about it.  It seems I blame everything on detox and it doesn’t seem to go away.  That was where I left off last time I posted.  I have better news this time-- finally!
Dante uses his hands...

My focus these last few weeks has been to find a way to help Dante with his detox.  This is crucial for children whose bodies don’t handle toxins efficiently like the rest of us.  I know each homeopathic clearing is helping Dante get rid of toxic imprints, but what helps him flush these out?  What supports his body while it works on healing?  I have tried different things (Activated Charcoal, Vitamin C, Enhansa, etc.) that only make the process worse for Dante.  In comes Glutathione.

So what is Glutathione?  Only: