Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I cured my sons Autism with Granola Bars and Apple Juice from China
I might lose fans
I started many a blog with that warning....but its come to the point where I considered writing this anonymously. Then i thought, stop being a coward and just come out with it.
My son was diagnosed with Autism and 2 months later I started a blog. In those months I was bombarded with thoughts, ideas, "cures" and tons of opinions. I've said it before, I was never depressed about it, I knew something happened with vaccines (my son, not ALL Autism), I knew in my mind he would be ok, we would be ok.
Then I saw it......I saw these moms talking about "recovery". So there I fell, into the recovery circle. We started therapy and I started "recovery". I ran to the local health food store ad plopped down close to $300 in supplements. I put my son through Blood tests, MRI's, EEG, Endoscopy's, nutrition consultations, Prescription meds....I did it all to help him, thats what I believed.
Every morning I had him swallowing liquids and gummies and sending him to school. Everyday I sat here and read about crazy things people were trying....CAMEL Milk....yes Camel milk to recover the Autism.
Here I am feeling like Shit because I cant afford Camel milk....shit I cant afford all these damn supplements to save my kids life. After all those test, I found out my kid has celiacs and MTFR gene mutation....so I suppose the tests were good but I NEVER found that crazy crap in his blood everyone told me I would. I spread myself thin and almost burnt myself out to recover this kid....and then I snapped. It was around the same time I got pregnant with the little guy and took a hiatus from Blogging.
I BURNT OUT. I burnt out because there are people in this world that are holier then thou and have "recovered" their children. They never feed their kids foods with preservatives, they give them special meds, they give them special baths, they go to special doctors and they talk down to everyone who doesn't go bankrupt trying to save their kid.
NOW here is the kicker........
It was hard for me to come back to blogging...because he is doing so Damn well. You know what I did? Nothing. I fed him GF Granola bars and Juice. He ate chicken nuggets and cereal. He watched TV and ate handfuls of candy. He only takes a multivitamin and he will vomit up fish oil.
Guess what, he woke up 6 months ago, looking pretty damn typical.
So my question is.....was it just time and therapy. I Thank God every day I did not bankrupt us. When I say I do not have one cent left to try new "therapies" I mean it. There is no way.....
And here he is....talking up a storm...looking at inclusion Kindergarten with hopes of mainstream soon after that and he never had a drop of camel milk, or was thrown in a hyperbaric chamber, never chelated, never on a strict diet, never given supplements around the clock.......just therapy, time and hope.
That's all I got. I rambled I know, I know. I know some of you feel like me....you read peoples status updates on facebook when it come to Autism and you feel inferior, I know I did (some days I still do). Why didn't I do more, why don't I do more, why am I not a "warrior". Because I'm not a warrior, I'm a mom, and at the end of the day I'm a good one.
At the end of the day...I RECOVERED MY SON.....on Granola Bars and Apple Juice made in China :D