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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Autism is a business

We got back last night from our trip to Baton Rouge to see the DAN! Dr.

What is all that stuff? Well, vitims, minerals and even more supplements! Not to mention injections and other supplements not shown b/c they are resting in the fridge.

So what did she say? Everything I have read about DAN, that autistics are depleted of certain minerals and vitamins that help make the brain and body function "normally". Not to mention that he may have a huge amount of heavy metals in his body as well. Hillard had blood drawn, and urine collected. We have a Chelation treatment to give him in a few days to see if his body will release some of the metals and toxins. We will collect the urine once again and send it to them pronto. When we get him "operational" on the gluten free casein free diet and include his regimine of supplements, we will continue for 6 months and see what happens.... It's a gamble, some people see amazing results some see little to none. What will we see? who knows, but it's worth a try........

So what do I think about all this? I thought it was a bunch of hooey and didn't want to waste time and thousands of dollars on false hope. But, I want to try it and give 100% effort. If we don't expect a miricle mabe we can get some results and not be disappointed.

I still don't put a whole lot of stock in it, if this was the cure wouldn't all austic families be doing this? So yep I am skeptical but hopeful.

In knitting news I have this...

isn't it wonderful! it's from All Things Heather , called Repunzel.... I can see myself getting more of this when I go off my much needed yarn diet!

And I got my cute little bag from Trekcelt! It's wonderful! I used it on my trip and I can tell right now I may want more of these suckers...... It fits a ball of yarn and a small project. It hangs beautifully on your wrist too :) little plug there for ya Trekcelt!

Thanks for all the congrats on winning the contest.. I feel really lucky and I enjoyed my 15 mins. in the spot light. Thanks again to the ladies at Blue Moon Fiber Arts!Have a great week!


Blogger trek said...

I'm still stitchin' over here.
Glad you like the bag.


12:51 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

My autistic nephew is on a gluten free casein free diet. It is challenging but my sister really thinks it works wonders.

Love the bag! I got one too.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Good luck with the diet and supplements. I hope it does what they say it will. If not, atleast Hillard has a family that loves him and will try anything for him :)

That yarn is beautiful! I'm jealous!

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Secret Pal said...

Good luck with the diet and the supplements. Like you I've heard some kids do great and some have little improvement. Here's hoping Hillard does great on them and you see improvement!

4:34 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hey Cath! It sounds as though things went well with Dr. Cave. We have Sam on a GFCF diet, and he is doing various different parts of the DAN! Protocol, including chelation. It has not been a "miracle cure" but we think it has made a significant positive difference in him. His development would not be the same without it. Good luck with it, and if you need any help or advice, email me. We autism moms have to stick together! ::hugs::

7:53 PM  
Blogger Sorka said...

The GFCG diet is tough in a way.. but not so bad. We have done it for other reasons. but I am concidereing trying it again for my ADHD SID guy.. There is a great Yahoo group called Pecanbread that can give you some support and info! They helped me!!

8:26 PM  
Blogger amylovie said...

I hope that you see some results from the diet.


4:47 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

The diet and all are worth a try. I hope you get good results.

4:22 PM  
Blogger cherry blossom said...

what a great little bag! and that yarn is beautiful! good luck with the diet, i hope things go well :)

10:40 AM  
Blogger bethanie said...

Good luck with the diet - keep us posted on what happens

7:31 PM  

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