Saturday, May 22, 2010

Meet Mr. DMSA


As many of you know, we are following the DAN! Approach with Owen in order to fight his Autism. DAN! stands for Defeat Autism Now http://www.defeatautismnow.com/


We see a great DAN! MD, called Dr. Dave and at our last appointment in April, we got the green light to do a test chelation on Owen to see about getting the metals out of his system. He's chock full of tin, mercury, and a bunch of others that make you wonder how he's not sticking to the refrigerator.

This test chelation was done with something called DMSA. DMSA is a basic chelating agent used with a lot of metal chelation therapies. What DMSA basically does is work as a magnet of sorts and gets the metals to attach to it and comes out of the body through urination or poop. Basically, DMSA is like the little guy at the top of our post.

DAN! MD's, in order to see how well the DMSA worked in getting out some metal and more importantly which metal came out easiest, usually order a Fecal Metals test. So, this is how our Test Chelation went:

Wed 6:30 pm -- mixed the DMSA powder that was determined by O's weight into a small amount of juice and gave it to him with a syringe.

Wed 9pm-- Owen goes to bed with no problems, not hyper- no side effects. Very rarely, it can cause hyperactivity.

Thursday am- Owen stays home from school because we had to put him on "Poop Watch". In order to see how well the DMSA worked in getting out some metal and more importantly which metal came out easiest, we had to collect a stool sample and send it off for a Fecal Metals test.

Thursday 9:3o am--Rich is putting Owen's shoes on him and is telling him they are going to go bye bye and Owen said " I gonna go Bye Bye".

Yup, a sentence.

Dr. Dave said that if he even said 1 word within 24 hours of this test chelation he'd be thrilled, so you can imagine the freakout that ensued in the Conroy House. I e-mailed Dr. Dave and he said he did anticipate a positive response, but this was just great news.

And now we wait.

The test takes about 3-4 weeks to come back but will be back by our next appointment which is June 21. I'm hoping we get the green light for a true chelation!

And no, he hasn't said anything else since. :)

1 comment:

Erica said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!