It has been a while since I have posted a blog update, but it is only because things are going so well that I hate to take time away from my little one to write. Right now we have Skyler on 50mg of P5P, which is an activated form of the B6 vitamin, and 300mg of DMG, which boosts his immune system. Since implementing this combination, Skyler’s language has increased dramatically. He is also much more social with us and just fun to be around. All of a sudden, our child is singing Christmas songs (and other songs that come on the radio) and is telling “knock knock” jokes. It’s really unbelievable how much fun he has become!
The only side effect has been some hyperactivity due to the P5P so we just recently started him on 100mg of Magnesium Glycinate, which is meant to be used in combination with B6 to alleviate hyperactivity. We just started this last night, so I haven’t seen any change yet. But, studies have shown a combination of B6 and magnesium to work even better than B6 alone, so I am excited about possibly seeing even more gains with Skyler.
It’s been much easier this week to give medication because Skyler has learned to swallow pills! I realized one day that he really seems to be able to understand language and reason things through better, so I just sat down and explained to him what I wanted him to do. Low and behold, he swallowed that first pill right down with a sip of MellowYellow, and he’s been doing it ever since! Yes, this is the same child that used to spit food out if he even suspected that we had added medication to it. We had to try every trick in the book to get medicine and supplements into this child. The difference in Skyler is absolutely unbelievable. Now we have a “pill party” celebration every night, as Skyler swallows them down and screams, “I DID IT!”
Today, I was looking back over medical records and testing from Early Intervention services last year, and it’s as if they are discussing a totally different child. I can tell you for a fact that this is no child with a 67 IQ, no matter what their tests show. My child knows all letters and letter sounds. He can count to 40 or 50. He names the months of the year, days of the week, and the four seasons. He remembers the words to songs he has barely heard. AND he still occasionally surprises us with some spanish that he’s picked up from Dora the Explorer. It’s amazing how much IQ is affected by language (or lack thereof), and now that Skyler’s language has exploded, I guarantee his IQ would test much, much higher!
I know in the back of my mind that at some point we need to chelate the metals out of Skyler in order to be fully cured, but at this point, I am just enjoying my precious child too much to even take this next step. I will get to it one day, but right now I am going to relax and enjoy the Christmas season with my son. Just yesterday Skyler excitedly told us, “Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!” Yes, it is, and I’ve already received the best present a mommy could possibly get – my sweet angel is on the road to recovery. The rest, as they say, is just gravy.