Bu is a 6 year old boy with a smile that can light up a room. He is also on the autism spectrum. Momma is "crunchy-ish" & practices positive parenting. She's also Bu's full-time biggest fan & advocate. This blog is about Bu's journey with autism, including weekly progress videos. We share all about our biomedical treatments, supplements, & therapies, plus all the bumps along the way. Ask any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calculating our medical expenses for this month and the next, and…I owe less on our car. I know I am being bit of a downer this week, but I don't sugarcoat things with you guys! I share everything about our journey because if it will help anyone somehow to know these things, I want to put them out there. Also, not gonna lie, it's cathartic to have a place to share the stress of these things. You guys are my free therapy!
Details in this week's progress video!
In this video: *medical expenses are ever-increasing and overwhelming! *sleep update...a couple STTNs, but also a couple all-night parties *L-carnosine and Leucovorin update *rambunctious afternoon crowd might be affecting Bu's mood in therapy
In this video: *Geneticist FAIL *collecting specimens for stool test this week, prepping for rest of labwork *switched magnesium back to glycinate *added l-theanine and l-carnosine this week *starting Leucovorin this weekend *surprised me by doing well with a new therapist *consistently waking up once a night, decided to have a party in the middle of the night this week *Starting the ABA process *Discovered the Preschool Prep alphabet
My incredibly generous friend Felicia (she has also written posts for my parenting blog before) put together a fundraiser for Bu's lab work and treatments. She sells Jewelry In Candles, which is just what it sounds like! You buy an awesome candle, and inside it, you'll find a ring (sized to you!), earrings or necklace. A gift in a gift!
ONE MORE SLEEP UNTIL WE LEAVE! AND TWO MORE SLEEPS UNTIL WE MEET THE DOCTOR!!!
(as you can tell, because I said "hotel fare". What the hell am I thinking??? LOL)
In this video:
*Getting ready to leave to meet our MAPS doctor!
*Meet the Vowels is going EVERYWHERE with us lately
*Doing well in his new big-guy bed
*His pop-up tent is his new favorite thing
*Hugging his friend at therapy!