Thursday, June 7, 2012

Just A Little Update

For a month now, we've tried something new with B.  Call me paranoid, but I don't want to jinx it, so I'm not fessing up on my blog.  However, if you want to ask me in person or shoot me a message, I'll be happy to divulge that information.

Last month, I was looking through my previous posts and I realized B had only gained one pound all year.  One. Bringing his total weight to 35 lbs.  He's almost 6 and fairly tall.  He does have my small bone structure working against him, but still, one pound in a year?  He eats normally and sometimes more than I do.  He's just not absorbing his nutrients properly nor metabolizing fats sufficiently.

In just one month of this new thing we are trying, B has gained 2.5 pounds.  In the first week he gained 4!  We skipped a week while we were at Autism One and he leveled off and even lost a pound.  But we continued this new thing when we returned.  His sweet little face is filling out and he's just looking healthier.  This 'new thing' is supposed to help the body absorb nutrients.  I think it's working!

This week has been very good.  B's tics are minimal and we noticed a difference in his speech today!  He wasn't dragging out his words or taking a long time to get his sentences out.  His speech had been affected for months.  I don't know if it's decreased inflammation or the fact that his body is getting the nutrition it needs or both.  We are very happy about this!  He asked me today, "Mommy, am I talking fast?" :)

I really want to get his IgG test redone in a few months to see if some healing to his GI system has taken place. Wouldn't that be wonderful!


  1. I would love to know what you are doing differently. You have vanished from my facebook friends, groups, etc so I couldn't message you that way but would really like to know what you are doing. Try to message me if you can or email. My son has been having problems with speech recently as well and I would like to try make some changes to help him absorb nutrients better. So glad you are seeing changes in B already!!!

  2. YAY! So glad something is working. I'm ready to listen when you're ready to tell. And I'm totally the same way--I don't explain until I think the jinx can't happen :)

  3. Summer- I've been taking an FB break. I logged on shortly to give you my e-mail address. :)

    L- :D I'll tell you when I see you. We need to have a summer get together!

  4. This great! I would love to know too! BTW Ryan was 7 in APril and only weighs 46 lbs!!! Never has weighed much! I know there are different issues with B so I am not making light of that. I just finally gave up on trying to get Ryan to gain. Although his doctor suggests he gain more. BUT HOW?!

  5. Would you please share the new thing? Thank you.

    1. Mary, do you have an e-mail address I can reach you at?