Honestly when the little birdie told me to watch the moon phases I thought she was a quack. Ah, I am so eating those thoughts now!! The first full moon I paid attention to Hayden's behavior and thought......hmm, this is a coincidence. Hayden's behaviors were off the charts. He was stimming more, he was agitated, he was humping, hyper, and not sleeping well. Then came the new moon. What?? Seriously?? Hayden was a hot mess for a few days. The full came around and bang.......there was my proof. Hayden appeared and acted to be possessed. It was the worst behavior I had seen from him in 3 years. I was a hot mess. In total fear that Hayden was "lost" again and we might not get him back this time. I was like this for a few days. It was scary. I freaked out hardcore. Then a switch flipped in my mind, I pulled on my big girl panties and went into instant, full on kill the parasites mode.
I did massive amounts of research. I made phone calls and emails to various people doing the parasite treatment I was considering. I even called a friend that is a chemist to make sure what I was going to give my son was safe. I am beyond grateful that an amazing friend started this treatment around the same time I did. She has been an amazing support person. The protocol that we are doing is new and still in development phase. It has been fabulous to compare notes, brainstorm, and bounce ideas back and forth. She also helps keep me in check and a constant supporter :) Beyond grateful that autism brought us together!
How is Hayden doing on the protocol??? Well, MIND BLOWING!!! Hayden's spontaneous functional language has made a drastic increase. He is sharing so many amazing things with us instead of speaking only to get needs met. Hayden says things like "Come and get me Ruby" "I love you Mommy" "Winston is barking" "Look it's raining". His eye contact has increased. His attention span has increased. He constantly wants to be with us and is rarely in a room by himself. Hayden asks to go see friends all the time. Hayden is asking "W" questions with ease. Hayden went from sleeping a solid 9 hours a night to 11 hours a night. He has also developed a strong love for eating vegetables. Hayden is also way more open to trying new foods. He is following directions with ease. I even made him a responsibility chart to check off daily and he gets the concept and happily completes his chores. Hayden learned to ride a scooter and pedal a bike.
So, YES MIND BLOWING PROGRESS!!!! This is only in 1.5 months time too :)
Hayden's ATEC went from 52 when we started the protocol on 12/26 to 22 on 2/1. That is a GINORMOUS drop and I was super stingy with the rating process.
We were the "lucky" ones that actually tested positive for parasites. From what I understand is that most people don't test positive. I know several people that have tested negative and the worms that are coming out the is CRAZY. You are better off to look at symptoms.
Symptoms that you have parasites:
Poor weight gain / growth
Increased irritability (or strange behaviors during the new and full moon....that is when parasites are most active)
If you don't believe me start tracking the moon cycles. The new moon was just here on Sunday. The next full moon is February 25, 2013.
How do I know we are on the right track of killing this life sucking parasites?? 1) all of the amazing progress that Hayden has made 2) I see the parasites coming out in his stool every day. The following pictures are only a minor portion of what Hayden is passing daily. At first was grossed out, upset, and pissed off at myself for not putting more thought and treatment and emphasis on the parasites. Now, I am just like that's right die mother f*uckers I am reclaiming my son's body for him.