|Jonah at 4 months|
Jonah was given his first remedy last night just before bed time. I had to work, so I was not home to administer the remedy, but it was left in the hands of Jonah's highly trusted sitter/nanny with explicit instructions. Our Homeopath has decided his first clearing should be for the Hepatitis A Vaccine, as was stated in the last blog. The Hep A clearing will last 6 weeks. We will start with the 30c dose for the first two weeks, and administer every Monday and Thursday. My eyes and ears are wide open, and eager to observe the changes.
I have been having increased anxiety over the last week or two. I have been researching vaccinations, Post Vaccination Syndrome, CEASE Therapy and homeopathy for months, and now we are finally beginning. It is a very exciting time. I am so grateful for the opportunity to do this for my son.
Our nanny reported to me last night shortly after administering the remedy for the first time, redness showed up in the skin around the eyes for about 10 minutes, and then cleared away on its own. This is not the kind of therapy that will show monumental changes in Jonah over night, but I think the reaction that was observed was a good sign. I did pay special attention to the eye area all day, just in case.
Jonah has had a bit of a lazy eye on the left side, but I have been at odds with his opthamologist about it. The opthamologist has been teetering on suggesting surgery for the last couple of years, and I have been reluctant to settle on surgery as a solution because it seems like the wandering eye may be attributed to a compromise in his visual sensory processing. This is very typical with autism, which is why it is often observed that they look at things indirectly. Because the visual sensory processing is compromised, they can actually see things better when they observe their surroundings with their eyes posed in different directions or gestures than a normal person would. I did notice today that his one-on-one eye contact was much stronger, and that his wandering eye was much more centered and focused today. He has always had days where these things were stronger, so I don't want to read into it too much yet as a positive sign of change. Only time can tell...
His sleep and appetite were normal today. He woke up around 6:30 this morning, super happy with ample energy. He has been wanting to play more Super Mario on the Wii again, which I am trying to limit to 30 minutes a day. It's just a matter of redirecting when he asks for it. His new favorite thing to eat is mushrooms. It's been great. I can pretty much saute mushrooms with just about anything and he will eat it. So tonight, we had sauteed mushrooms and zucchini with pasta. He loved the zucchini, and I gave him extra mushrooms halfway through dinner. When he was all done, I asked him if he wanted more mushrooms or if he was ready for his ice cream sandwich. He said "I want more mushrooms, please." I almost cried. It's so incredible watching him eat these amazing foods that are good for him. It's so important for him as well. I strongly believe that improved nutrition has made a huge contribution to all the progress we have seen this year.
Now, I just have to be patient, and see what other improvements may unfold over the next few weeks.