Nathan has Autism.Amor has Global Developmental Delay (GDD).
Just when I though my healthy, neurotypical son, Ian, was doing fantastically socially and academically…he develops a terrible case of eczema.
You might think the world is playing a joke on me.
When Nathan got his autism diagnosis, I asked why I was given 2 kids with special needs. I thought maybe if I only had 1 child with special needs, I would be able to focus and really help that child. At times I asked: Why did we not have a comfortable amount of financial resources to afford various therapies and autism interventions? Why is there not enough hours during the day to do interventions and research about autism recovery…not to forget time for me? Why? Why? Why?
Today I have my answers. I’m no different from any other parent out there who have a special needs child and tons of other problems on top of that.
But I have been given all these for a reason. I do have somethings that I take pride of. I have patience to research and dig through thousands of autism/health resources and parent testimonies. I have the open mindedness to keep an autism/health intervention open until I fully understand its full potential or decide if it is snake oil and if I should take it out of my list. I have the willingness to try interventions and stick to it for as long as need be, to see results. I have the keen observation to see gains as soon as I try new interventions. I have the intuition to understand what’s going on for each of my children…even before the lab results come out.
Every child is different, that’s why the jigsaw puzzle represents autism.
Nathan’s core issues have to do with his cerebral palsy and the brain-nerve circuits that need to be reconnected…or created int the first place. That’s why energy healing, homeopathy and osteopathy works wonders for him.
Amor’s tummy is always bloated and she still tip-toe walks. That’s why GAPS diet is of core importance for her.
Ian is sensitive to Electromagetic Fields (EMF). I have correlated his nose bleeds to his use of iPads and iPhones. That must be pulling down his immune system. We are now making simple adjustments to hopefully minimise his expose, in heavily wired Singapore, while working on addressing the symptoms is his falling immune system: allergies and dry itching skin.
Hours and hours of researching has helped identified the different “kryptonites” of each of my children and to zero-in on what will work for each of them.
So I have 3 kids who have very different developmental/health issues. That gives me the experience to understand all the autism/health causes and appropriate interventions, then zoom-in on the right approach. We don’t have the money to try all the autism interventions using trial and error approach until we find what works for our kids….but I can narrow down options. We don’t have the money to try the latest tests and interventions for autism….but that has helped me put these new, expensive treatments on hold and focus on older and cheaper alternatives. I have found that the best remedies are the cheapest:
– dietary interventions,
– energy healing (after the training fee I spend on myself, we get free healing with just the touch of our hands),
– homeopathy (remedies are cheaper than the shipping cost),
– osteopathy (except for the consultants fee, hands of the osteopath is practically free),
– running your own home-based program (Son-Rise. When parents are empowered to be their child’s therapist, it’s amazing how fast kids progress!),
– addressing primitive reflexes (BrainHighways).
Life is good and I have been blessed mightily with my 3 children. We have come a long way and continue to pray for recovery.