Monday, November 19, 2012

More DTaP Clearing To Come

Just a quick update to fill you in on the amazing turn around we saw this week. Towards the end of last week, Jonah was showing some major signs of aggravation. He was moody, and angry. He was communicating less, withdrawing more, and not showing the typical signs of progress that I have become accustomed to over the last year+ on CEASE. So, we resumed dosing of DTaP 1M on Tuesday per the recommendation of our HP.

It was as if someone flipped a switch on Wednesday morning. There he was! My bright and cheery boy. He was chattering up a storm by the end of the day. The eczema that had flared up on the inside of his right elbow had stopped itching. Today, I noticed that he was experiencing some hot spots behind the knees again. This is a good sign, I believe, since it is a sign that it is leaving the body through the extremities. During our past DTaP clearings, eczema ravaged his inner elbows, and then had a slight outbreak on the wrists... moving its way out of the body. It also popped up behind the knees, but then we didn't see major flare-ups with his eczema again until now. I hope to see the eczema disappear completely soon.

As we continue on this clearing, we will ride out each dose until Jonah stops showing gains. The previous DTaP clearings brought out extreme and difficult aggravations. So far, this has been much more tolerable.