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How would autism feel like?

I went to pick-up something I bought from gumtree. I was lead to an office in an industrial area. It wasn’t as attractive as a mall or friend’s home. I know there should be nothing to fear, but I was a bit afraid being in a dusty, large place, with unpolished cement floors, with no people except for few men unloading trucks.

I realized, that must feel close to how our kids with autism feel whenever we drag them into unfamiliar places and their sensory perception does not agree with the place.

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Amor is ready to party!

Success! I brought Amor to a party with lots yummy food and desert…and yet she stuck with the gluten-free, casein-free dinner I packed for her!

She attempted several times and asked for barbecue or cupcakes, but politely walked away after I reminded her about her diet.

Amor has become so much more compliant thanks to her son-rise program.

It will take a while longer until I feel comfortable about bringing Nathan to a party. But one day, I know he will become just as happily compliant to attend a party yet stick to his autism, gut-healing diet.

In the photo Amor eating her GFCF spaghetti while playing phone with Kuya Aaron, sitting across her 🙂

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Wishing upon a star

I wish this was a spontaneous conversation…

Me: Good night Nathan.
Nathan: I love you.
Me: I love you very much.

But it’s not. Nathan was simply anticipating what I was about to say. I say all three lines to him every night.

But we’ll get there. I know we will!

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Ready to fight fever

I was never brave enough to make Nathan fight off fever on his own since he had a fever-induced seizure when he was 2. Since that seizure, I always gave him paracetamol, even when fever was so low.

But last night, Nathan fought off his 2-day fever. The ibuprofen is still on standby and we didn’t need to go to the hospital!

I’m learning from autism doctors that paracetamol/ Tylenol/ acetaminofen is linked to many toxic side effects. It attacks the liver, inhibits the body’s antioxidant glutatione. It may contribute to autism.

“In the United States, acetaminophen toxicity has replaced viral hepatitis as the most common cause of acute hepatic failure and is the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplantation.” – see link.

This time, instead of medicating right away, I supported Nathan’s fever with essential oils, ACV on socks and Jin Shin Jyutsu. Phew, we got through. This is easier to do with Ian who has no history of seizures and regularly fights off fever on his own. But we did it with Nathan! What a triumph!

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/820200-overview#1

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“Naughty Girl”

Amor preferred to hop over the benches instead if getting into the taxi. She caused a bit of commotion, so she was told “Naughty girl” by the passenger after us.
I made it a point to tell that man, “No she’s not, she just has developmental delays.” And if I didn’t have to get into the taxi, I would it would tell him more about what children with special needs go through just get to get through simply errands the eye doctor visit we just came from.