Today has been a whirlwind... BUSY, BUSY!!!
Its been a great day though.
James and I were out of the house early this morning to get to his much awaited GP appointment. Today we were finding out if James was positive for a gene mutation that is linked with Autism (and a HUGE range of other conditions such as anxiety). Its all to do with the methylation of vitamin B's. James came back positive to the milder gene with 1 copy ( from one parent only). MTHFR A1298C Heterozygous.
James' bloods in the past have shown huge vitamin B12 reading (5 times over the normal range) and other B vitamin levels greatly exceeding the normal level. This means his body can't absorb the vitamins so they stay in his blood which creates the high reading.
James is also Iron and Zinc deficient which he is currently supplemented orally for. We are waiting his Pyrrole test to come back and then we will have a compound made up of the B's and Zinc to be rubbed on his skin daily.
As well as this I have discussed with his GP and his immunologist about the fact that he is eating, he has been on Kephlex antibiotic since last Friday evening. This shows that the antibiotic is causing a die off effect in the gut. So the plan now is to have a full digestive analysis done as well as a special urine bacterial test.
I will keep you posted on the above. I have read so many books that relate the GUT/BRAIN as the course of Autism symptoms. I highly erge you if you haven't explored the option yet to look into the gut. Be careful A LOT of medical professionals are happy to slap the label on the head and leave it at that! You have nothing to lose and in my case we started the HEAL THE GUT journey this time last year and I contribute a lot of James' success to fixing the flora. In my opinion you can't just heal the gut you do have to add therapy and social interaction. It's a holistic approach! The gut plays a big part so don't forget about that!
Then we headed to town for a ..... HAIR CUT!!!
SUCCESS... James has a fabulous new do. He sat on his own, allowed the cape around his neck, he was even telling the hairdresser what to do. BE ACHIEVEMENT!!! He did have anxiety fists and it took me a while to release his hands, but nothing a Target trip to get water balloons cant fix.
Now all children go through a phase of not allowing their hair to be cut, BUT dealing with a child with sensory issues when it comes to this is HUGE. We have talked about it now for a couple of weeks and I have taken him no less than 5 times to the door of the salon for him to scream 'NO, GO HOME'. I know a lot of parents that have to do it themselves when their child is sleeping. So today I am so proud of my little man. I told him last night he couldn't go on the holiday without his hair cut, LOL it worked! The first thing he said to his Dad this morning was, 'Hair cut'. BLESS
We have just got home from visiting the grandparents.
James and Scarlett also got a fantastic chiropractic adjustment from their super chiropractic Pappou. This is another avenue you should explore if your children have sensory issues. James is so calm after his treatment. Do a google search about craniosacral treatment, neurotransmitters and the nervous system and ASD. Beware though like any practitioners their are people that say they work with ASD but actually have no idea. Different Chiropractors have different techniques and we are super lucky to have 3 knowledgeable Chiropractors in the family. James' Daddy, his Aunty and his Grandfather.
This afternoon its computer down, housework can wait and I am going to enjoy the amazing warmth outside.... throwing water balloons with my beautiful children of course! Oh vitamin D.... that's an important Vitamin too!!!
Much love, Sharna xx