Lizzy has been doing pretty well and we have seen a lot of the same. Some old symptoms have come to the surface and that is what we want to see. With these symptoms changing day by day we will be listing all of her current information at the beginning of the each entry. It is easier for me and her ND so back we go to the old format.
Current Remedy: Carcinocin 30C
Date of Last Dosing: 08 19 2011 (12 Days)
Current Supplements: Omega 3, Zinc, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Biotics IAG Prebiotic
Returning Old Symptoms : Licking of items in her environment, bouncing, noise sensitivity, waking up earlier (530 am), taking longer to get to sleep
New Symptoms: twirling hair with her finger
Current Cell Salt : Kali Phos 6X or Mag Phos 6X
CEASE Clearings to date: Hep B (two rounds) , Dtap, MMR (2 rounds)
After speaking with Elizabeth’s ND today we have decided to do the MMR clearing again. We started on Monday August 29th and will take it to completion. Each clearing takes 4 weeks so around October 1st we will be able to see what needs to happen next. I am glad that we are going to do the MMR again. I feel that this bugger did a lot of damage to her system and we need to address it as many times as necessary. So here we go again.
With the new school year approaching I have been researching curriculum for Lizzy. I am not sure where to go yet. Her speech is better and she knows her letters, numbers, sounds, numerous nouns, verbs and adjectives. I really want to work on her hands this year and improve her grip. She wants to write these letters and words that she knows. She has written some letters in the past but recently her ability has changed. No surprise. We have to go back to go forward so I am not going to stress myself and her about it. I have been trying to get her to use her hands more and understand what it feels like to grip and hold her pencil when writing. This is one of the goals we have for our 2011/2012 school year. I will be creating a goal sheet for her and hopefully we can give her a new sense of freedom and expression.
The new swing set at our neighboring school helped with this very thought. As she played at the playground today we started on the swing and she asked to go on the slide. She slid down a few times and then went to a climber that she had never used before. She gripped with her hands and placed her feet in a manner I have never seen her do before. She was so confident and sure in her footing. She was using her hands and her feet with such ease. Every move was deliberate and with purpose. It was wonderful to see.
After play she was hungry. While waiting for her prized pizza to arrive she began to scream and fuss. I had to remind her 3 times that she had to wait. I explained that it takes time and it will arrive soon. Lizzy finally gave up and waited until it arrived. She enjoyed her meal and was content hanging with the rest of the kids. 30 minutes later she went to her room got in bed and went to sleep. No fussing or carrying on, she was tired. Waking up at 530am wears on anyone after a while and after all of the play she engaged in today it was no surprise.
Hopefully, I will find a curriculum that suits her needs and abilities. I need a consultant for this. My sister Cynthia shared some information on a woman that helps coordinate curriculum for an annual fee. She will talk you through every step of the way. This woman has an autistic child of her own and she understands so much about their needs. I want to learn how to teach Lizzy in a very personal way and this lady sounds like just the person to help me do this. I want a program that has been designed just for her. One that takes into consideration every aspect of who she is. Through the grace of God the funds will be made available so we can make this happen. All in good time. Wait, wait, wait.
Until then, I am going to research all that I can about cognitive therapy and neuro developmental programs that I can do with Lizzy. The Lord will provide and He has. My wonderful sister Cynthia has graciously volunteered to help me with this. She is the research queen. She has been working with her special needs daughter and homeschooling her kids for 15 years so she has a lot of experience. She is the one who encouraged me to home school our kids many years ago. Between the two of us I am sure we will figure it out. Thanks Cyn!
One thing that has helped when teaching Lizzy is to wait for an answer when we ask her something. In the past I would become impatient or assume that she was not going to answer us so I would decide for her or just give up. After Lizzy gave me her solid advice the other day I started to think about this again. We must wait, wait, wait. When we do follow this advice we get a better yield from her and ourselves. If we know we have to wait then we are less apt to become impatient and rushed. Is it working? Yes and no. Sometimes she answers and sometimes she doesn’t. But if we wait a bit longer without saying a word she is more willing to comply. Also she is doing it because she truly wants to not because she wants to move on to something else.
These CEASE clearings make teaching more difficult for me because Lizzy is busy doing other things. Most of her energy is being used up by trying to get better. How efficient is anyone when they are not feeling well? Not very. So we must keep this in mind when working with her. It is the mood du jour with this little person and sometimes she does not want to do it. Period. So we have to discern whether she is being stubborn or just not feeling well. After three years of this we have a pretty good understanding, but it is still difficult. What isn’t difficult when one is dealing with things like this?
The next four weeks will be filled with another clearing and new territories for all of us. I have a lot of research to do and through the grace of God I will be led to the correct curriculum for Lizzy. Charting unknown territory is never easy and I can not allow myself to get lost in the fear of the unknown. I must faithfully embrace all repercussions and remember that we have gotten this far by praying, observing and persevering. It is just a matter of time.
Wait, wait, wait.