"wonder" drug & new therapists

Holden went for his bloodwork yesterday at the DAN! doctor's office. I had gotten a prescription for EMLA cream prior to his appointment. I didn't go to his appointment, seeing as I'm 10 day post partum, and Zoe started school the day before and I needed to stay home and make sure she got to school.

The EMLA cream apparently works well. Dietrich and my mother-in-law both said he didn't flintch one bit while being poked and having blood drawn. It wasn't until they began to administer the Glutathione that he had a mild freak-out session. And, I honestly think it was because the Glutathione was so thick, that it may have burned going into the vein. When I had Jackson, they gave me a pain med in my IV and had to give it slowly because it was so "hard" on the veins. It burned like hell. So, I'm sure he also felt the same thing, since the nurse said the Glutathione is extremely thick and has to be given very slowly.

So, Glutathione is this "wonder" drug. It's not a "drug" really. It's an amino acid. Our bodies naturally produce it, so it can't be classified as a vitamin. It's the most important agent our bodies produce in order to naturally detox our systems. Holden's Glutathione levels were only 1/2 of what would be considered "normal" range. His body doesn't naturally produce it right now. We opted to have the IV push of Glutathione to see if it made a difference. It did. Last night, Holden made more consonant-vowel sounds than he ever has. He said "wow" yesterday on the way home from the doctor. He was happy. His energy level was increased and he laughed and smiled and made good eye contact. The nurse says there are ways to administer Glutathione daily. It doesn't work orally - it should be given through a cream form, or an aerosol (breathing treatments). We have a followup appointment on September 4th and I'm going to ask for some type of daily dose.

We fired Holden's behavior analyst. She called in sick ALL. THE. TIME. I liked her, but, she was just not dependable. Not consistent. I called and asked for a new thearpist. She came out today. Her name is Barbara and I like her. I think she's definitely more professional. She asked a lot of questions. When I told her that I want to learn how to do what I need to do at home for Holden when she's not there, she said "that's what I'm here for". She's more positive. Even going as far as explaining to me that many of his behaviors I told her about are "normal", but just exaggerated. And, that teaching him in a different way is what is going to help him most. Did I mention I like her? Cause I do. So, she'll be at the house from 9:30-11am every Monday & Wednesday. Here's looking forward to Monday......

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