Tuesday, June 2, 2015

So many questions...

Bu has been extra defiant and irritable for a few weeks.

Is it the prescriptions? They're meant to possibly make him hyper, which we haven't seen...maybe the stimming and mood are his version of the side effects?

Could it be the iron? It's definitely making him poop less, maybe the poop is toxifying his body? (I'm only half serious about that. Maybe 65% serious.)

Maybe the fact that we removed ghee from his diet has him lacking enough fats or fat-soluble vitamins, which is making him irritable...a fellow patient of Dr. R asked him about ghee and he said it's safe because it's only fat and not milk protein...could that be it?

Speaking of fat, he went almost a week without cod liver oil and now he's back on it. Maybe he doesn't need it anymore? Is that even possible? He's been taking cod liver oil since way before a diagnosis was even a consideration, I don't see how it would adversely affect him now.

We increased his CoQ10 a LOT, I wonder if there's possible side effects to that?

He's refusing his nighttime juices lately for some reason...maybe the lack of steady 5HTP to his brain is making his serotonin even lower? That's the cause of depression in many people, and depression can manifest as irritability and defiance.

Hell, maybe he's acting like a typical kid! Maybe this is good news, progress rather than regression. Maybe this is his version of the terrible twos...that's where he is cognitively for many things, so it's not too far-fetched a theory...

Maybe he just needs ABA. There's nothing more I can do about that, though. They have all our information, I've filled in every form...all I can do is wait.

Maybe I'm not doing enough. What more can I do? Should I be doing more? Or maybe I'm doing too much...or MAYBE I'm doing so much of the wrong thing, I'm not even noticing all the right things that I'm missing...




The thoughts of an autism parent are a never-ending train of cray.


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