Thursday, August 18, 2011

1st Grade and More

Hello All!

I do have to apologize for not providing an update sooner. I have been feeling a little run down, but enough about me.

Jonah, on the other hand, started 1st grade yesterday. This landmark event has brought on a case of "WHERE DID MY BABY GO?". I can't believe it! He is a young 1st grader, since he will not be 6 until November, but I am very anxious to see what he will accomplish this year. He has made so much progress since a year ago, it's hard to believe he is the same kid. 

Saturday, we returned to the 2nd Saturday Farm Tour at Suzie's Farm here in San Diego. Jonah remembered picking vegetables on our tour last month, so he was incredibly excited when he got to help pick a carrot from the ground and ate the whole thing, just like before. 

We have completed the first two weeks of 30c Hep A clearing without a hitch! We are now on the 200c clearing and are wrapping up week 3, on day 18. Here is a list that I just emailed to his therapist of what I have noticed thus far:

-Green colored eye boogers almost every morning
-Redness in the skin around the eye area that clears on its own, although these exteriorizations seem to be lasting a little longer now than the initial one's we saw just after starting the 30c clearing. These reddened spots have also gotten a little swollen on a couple occasions, kind of like a hive. This happened once on Saturday, Aug 7, and again last night. Our nanny did report that she saw one of these raised and reddened patches on his cheek, Sunday, Aug 8, and again on Monday, Aug 9. We have been trying to take pictures of them, but they are relatively mild , and don't look very noticeable in the pictures. I have notice that these seem to occur later in the day, and into the evening. 
-Decrease in appetite started this last weekend. I noticed it had diminished Saturday evening. He grew a ferocious appetite during the first 10 days of clearing, and now it seems to have gone back down. It has reduced to a little less than normal, but he is still eating, and he is eating good when he is hungry. 
-Increase in unprompted interactions. He has been initiating more affection and been more genuine and aggressive in seeking affection. I think it was this last Saturday that I asked him for an extra kiss at bedtime, and he reached up, wrapped his arms around my neck, and started showering me with a bunch of kisses. He has also been reciprocating "I love you" to me without prompting, which he has never really done. I wanted to cry.
-Teachers are reporting more language, and I have noticed more language as well. There has also been more clarity in some of his speech. Also, more expression. His new phrase is "Oh, Dear" when something is wrong, picked up from one of his teachers. 
-Still noticing increased eye contact, less pulling overall in his lazy eye, but also more severe pulling when it is noticeable. 
-Episodes of distant behavior, where he seems more withdrawn than I have noticed in months, which was also recognized by one of his teacher's.
-Crying and tantrums. He seems to be willing to weep a little more easily than before, over things like misplacing a toy. I can't remember him ever crying out of disappointment like this before, but more out of anger. He did have a tantrum this last Monday morning that lasted about an hour. This is the biggest tantrum that I have witnessed in a long time. I was caught slightly off guard, but there has not been another one since, and he is generally in good spirits. 
-Aggressive behavior, ie: hitting and kicking, although I don't believe it has reappeared since the 1st week and a half of the 30c clearing. 
-He did wake up with a mild cough this morning, and has also had a little bit of a runny nose. His forehead has felt a little warm to me from time to time over the last couple of days, also recognized by one of his teachers, but I have checked his temperature and it is normal. 
-His eczema has been popping up behind the knees, but I have been moisturizing these spots, as well as the inside of the elbows with raw shea butter, which seems to clear it and keep the hot spots contained. 
-There was also a bed wetting incident on the Tuesday, Aug 9th. This is something that happened as a genuine accident, but has not occurred in months. It was kind of strange, since it was more like he wet himself, and somehow, there was no pee on my bed. 
-He has also been a little more floppy with his limbs, and at times, more off balance. He bumps into walls, doorways, etc.
-I have also recognized increased distraction and silliness when he is tired. He has been getting very hyper when he is tired.

I should note, that all of the regressive behaviors we are seeing have been witnessed in the past, and they are not easily recognizable until I review my notes, since I have not seen some of these things for the last 6-12 months, or at least not with as much severity. Since these regressive behaviors are more mild than some of the things that we have seen in the past, it makes it tricky to identify when I see them arise.  I've been trying to take a lot of good notes so I will hopefully be able to identify any patterns. 

Progress!!! These are all very good signs! These are signs that the contamination from the vaccines are clearing! Regressive behaviors are a good sign. Clearing the body of these nasty, toxic imprints will mean that some old things will resurface. It will get worse before it gets better. I will say, Jonah has been a warrior. He has not shown any resistance to taking his remedy's, and seems very aware of why we are doing this. I do explain to him that I am hoping it will help his autism. He has been very happy, and seems to be very excited. I am anxious to see what continues to happen over the next few weeks!

On a side note, I think I will be switching blog sites in the near future. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Google has dropped my AdSense option for this blog, which was a tool I was hoping to use to generate some funding that would help pay for Jonah's therapy. Apparently, I was NOT supposed to ask readers to click on ads. (Egg in my face.) Oh, well! Or, as Jonah would say "Oh, Dear!" On the bright side, this does give me the opportunity to explore some better platforms for our blog. My only draw to Blogger was the AdSense option, but now that it isn't there anymore, I think I will make layout a priority. I am looking at rolling the blog over to Wordpress within the next couple of weeks. I realize this is a very tricky move to make, since this is a new blog, but I hope the few followers we have will follow us to Wordpress when I am ready to make a complete transition. If anyone knows of a better blog site, I am open to suggestions!

I appreciate all of your support, from the few of you that may be reading. It truly does mean a lot to me, and to Jonah!