Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Another mom shared this and I thought it was great.


Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me --
Anything can happen, child
ANYTHING can be.

By: Shel Silverstein

Monday, November 23, 2009

Color Me Happy

Owen has NEVER been into coloring, painting, Playdoh. If it's Arts and Crafts, he's not having any part of it--normally.

Well, today I decided to reintroduce Owen's archenemy

The Magna Doodle.

This has been brought out and put away SOO many times. He doesn't like that it's on string, he holds it the wrong way, etc. It's been a very frustrating toy for him.

Well, today was different.

I made 1 mark to give him a prompt and then he took it from me, and took off.

He was a Scribbling Fool!

After lots of praise and hand clapping on his part, this was our finished product.

Long Time, Long Post!

Things have been busy in the World of Owen!

We went to the DAN! MD and got our results of the Poop Test and Metals Test..

And the winner is Candida...

Yup. Owen's chock full of the bad stuff. Many children on the spectrum have what is called a "leaky gut". This is basically defined as too much yeast in the bowels and intestine. You can also click here to read more

Soo, what will happen? Owen's now on an Antifungal therapy. Nystatin. It's liquid and he's on it 4 times a day and for at least 3 months, maybe longer.

Also, his Metal Test. He's loaded up with Metals. What this means is his body is not
properly getting 'rid' of the metals that are naturally found is some foods. Such as arsenic-- Did you know that there are trace amounts of Arsenic found in chicken? You can read more here..

After we heal Owen's gut, he's going to do Chelation Therapy. Not sure if it will be Oral or IV, but it's a must for us to attempt to recover him..

Now, we have our Vitamins and Suppliments! He's deficient in a few areas, nothing crazy but we need to get that up to snuff. We've added some Intestinal Support Vitamins, Vitamin D, and a bunch of others. Luckily, Owen's a juicehound so we are able to just add the vitamins to his morning and evening juice and he sucks it right down.

Progress? He's doing awesome. We've been Gluten Free now for 5 weeks and he's doing so much stuff. He's more aware of his body and his surrounding. He's trying to sing, he's laughing much more hardily, he's running so fast and climbing everywhere. As far as speech-He's really trying to mimic sounds and he's got much more Oompf! to the strength of his voice. It's amazing. I've actually got a log of everything and I plan to post it all over the next day or so.