Friday, February 28, 2014

100c DTaP Clearing- CEASE Therapy Update

Hello everyone

So last time I wrote we were about to start the DTaP clearing after a month long break. Shortly after that post, we dosed Noah 1x with the 100c and waited to see how he would do. Thankfully, the aggravations last week were minimal. Some mild coughing. The gains, however, have been anything but mild. He has been doing wonderfully.

Here are a few things we have seen emerge this last week:

1) Imaginative Play- We saw Noah, on his own, take a love bug he made in school and fly it through the air

2) Noah came home a few days ago and started saying "bus", "school" and "miss Carrie"... he was so excited because he was trying to tell me how his day went, even though he doesn't have the words yet, he understands the basic concept of communication by putting words together to express something, to tell me a story. How exciting is that?!!!

3) He is singing various songs (in his own way)... he knows some key words and then babbles through a lot of the song, but I can usually figure out which song he is trying to sing.

4) He was able to say his whole alphabet too- A to Z

5) He has been willing to give me a kiss on the lips (which I usually have to steal)

6) He is allowing the ABA therapist to shampoo his hair and pour water on his face!!!!!!!! This alone is SOOOO huge. I mean we have been dealing with bathing problems for a good year or more. And get this--- he had a tantrum this evening because he wanted to get a bath and he could not! Things have really changed.

We are so happy with the gains we have seen. It has been amazing. And I cannot wait for more healing to emerge from this clearing. This week we dosed Noah twice with the 100c. No strong reactions yet. We will be moving up to 200c next week. I will continue to keep you posted as we continue to use CEASE therapy.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Much Needed Update! CEASE Therapy DTaP Clearing

Hi guys! So sorry it has taken some time for an update.... January was crazy in so many ways.

1) Noah started a special ed preschool! He is doing well and seems to enjoy it. Thankful for this

2) I got sick with the flu, then Noah got sick with the norovirus, which made us put the DTaP clearing on hold.

3) My husband lost his job (but thankfully found another one!)

4) Noah has had some wonderful gains recently: He is trying to sing songs (even though you can't quite understand him, he knows what he is singing). He is doing great with his bath time (this is a miracle!!!!). His words are becoming clearer. His eye contact continues to improve as well as engaging with other people. He is using a spoon on his own without a problem now. He is also trying to do things on his own, have more independence. He is playing with various educational games on the iPad and doing really well. We limit his time on the iPad, and give him this as a reward for going to school or getting through his bath time.

So tomorrow we start the DTaP clearing once again. I am not going to lie, I am nervous. It has been brutal and I have had difficulty watching Noah struggle through it. We will dose him with 100c tomorrow and hope for the best. We must get through this clearing and move on to other big ones. We really have seen so many wonderful things since starting CEASE. I pray that as we continue we will see more healing, more recovery.

I will do my best to post weekly updates as we continue on with the DTaP clearing.