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June 2, 2014  |  Happy 8th Birthday Caroline!

Advanced Treatments for Autism and Strategies for
Non-Responders

With the click of a button, Dr. Rossignol advances the overhead slide.   

And there it is.   

Lettering so bold, it's message couldn't possibly be lost on me.  

"Treatment in OLDER Children"

My breath catches.   The long days and short years have somehow piled
up.  Wasn't it just yesterday I was the one taking copious notes at "Intro to
Biomed," feeling hopeful, terrified, and overwhelmed?  

Yet there I sit, beside two inspirational moms of recovered children, both
slightly older than Caroline.  Now hopeful and confident, but with a head
still full of questions, starting with,
"Weren't we supposed to be DONE by
now??!?!"

No really, weren't we???  

It's been five years since her diagnosis.  Diets and supplements and
treatments a plenty.... keeping the ones that worked, abandoning those
that didn't.  Always moving forward.  Always with hope for the next
breakthrough.  

Recently, we found one in
Neuroprotek LP (Low Phenol).  A supplement
containing the flavenoids Luteolin, Quercetin and Rutin, designed to help
reduce symptoms of gut and brain inflammation and nerve damage.

Within a day, there was a decrease in OCD.  Within a week, I ordered more.  
She was calmer and happier.  I was thankful to have another 'keeper' and
inspired to continue searching for things we haven't yet tried.

On the horizon

Accepting that yes, I was indeed the parent of a soon to be eight-year-
old, I regained focus on
Dr. Rossignol.  He outlined supplements and
treatments that most of us who've been at this a while have tried or ruled
out.

Omega's, Carnitine,
Carnosine, Phosphytidylserine, Methyl b12, Taurine,
Cholesterol, 5-HTP, GABA, HBOT, IVIG etc...  

But then, he broached the subject of prescriptions.  Meds that many of us
would categorically rule out for younger children.  Now, a piece of the
puzzle potentially necessary for older children and non-responders.  
Unlike omega's, not something you "try and see" without substantial
research.  Pen in hand and open minded, I jotted my list of next-step
treatments to research.

- Galantamine
- Memantine (Namenda)
- Propranolol
- Pentoxifylline
- Pycnogenol
- Baclofen

Scary, indeed.  But so many times in this life, to get what means the most,
we have to take the biggest risks.  In my own words from the past:

Life is too short for regrets.  If we plan to recover our children, we need to
keep placing one foot in front of the other and forging a path toward the
best possible life.   -
Follow your Biomed Heart (2012)


Regarding Caroline

It's her birthday.  It's summer.  It's a magical time of year!  If you follow
us on social media, you know her smiles are widest when she's swimming
at Grandma's, riding her bike, hitting the ski slopes, or with her nose in a
book!

We're not "done" yet, but life is good!  With each passing year, it gets
easier.  Things we never thought we'd see...
ballet recitals, piano playing,
theater going, stress-free travel!!  All possible because of biomedical
interventions.   

GOleic (improved GcMAF) is the next supplement we'll be trying.   
Immuno Biotech reports that it improves the metabolic activity of
microglial cells, neurons, mitochondria, and rebuilds the immune system.  

"Reported improvements include:

- Attention and focus
- Learning and understanding
- Receptiveness and awareness of the environment and people
- Language and social skills (willingness to interact and communicate)
- Less hyperactive, less stereotypical, more cooperative and compliant

Children often respond in 5 weeks and an estimated 25% of children who
use it recover."  

Sounds too good to be true!  And it might be.... but yet, as a parent of a
child with autism, a child who just turned eight, what better birthday gift
is there than hope for recovery?  

Because after all of the balloons and streamers and gluten free cake, at
the end of the day, all we want is our children to have the happiest
possible childhood.   

It may look different than the one we envisioned when we saw the
positive pregnancy test.  We may need to adapt our dreams.  But come
what may, we must never stop dreaming.

Even for the "older" child, or one who hasn't responded how we had
hoped, there's always something else to try.  Another key to unlock the
door.  

Never, ever give up.  I believe that would be Caroline's wish... and the
wish of every one of our children.  Keep researching, keep taking the
necessary risks, and as the days turn into months, turn into years, always
keep fueling your stamina with hope!

Happy, Happy Birthday Sweet Caroline.  
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