1.07.2009

New Year

Happy New Year! Late, I know, but I haven't had much time to post any updates.

My mom was here for 2 days over the holidays. I can't tell you how much help it was to have her around. And of course, the kids loved it.

Holden's been going through a "rough patch" I guess you could say. He ran out of his anti-fungal (Sporonox - which I think was making him worse anyway!), and we also ran out of our probiotics (bifido-complex). We had an appointment with our DAN scheduled for December 29th, so I decided to wait until the appointment to discuss possibly changing his anti-fungal and to find out if we needed to start something for clostridia. His OAT test, French test, and bloodwork are all back, so I assumed we would be making some changes based on the results. Well, they had to reschedule our appointment to January 12th. And I haven't been able to reach the doctor since before Christmas...so he's had some rough days. I'm assuming the kid has yeast like crazy now, being off anti-fungals all together for a few weeks. His tantrums have been horrible, he's had trouble falling asleep (not like him), he's stimming like crazy. He has gotten a little better over the past 3 days or so. I started him on S Boulardii from Whole Foods last Friday. I don't know if it's making a difference. Maybe. His behavior seems better and he seems happier overall. He's sleeping a little better. Hopefully next week, after his appointment, we can start him on a new anti-fungal, and whatever else he needs. I also hope to start ongoing chelation treatments again. Not sure yet if we'll do IVs or suppositories (again). I would like to do IVs, but it's so traumatic for him, and I need to see what our insurance will pay. This is all soooo expensive, it's tough. But much needed.

Zoe's good. 9, going on 16. I'm just waiting for her to hate me everyday, instead of just every other day.

Jackson's developing normally, or so it seems thus far. He loved Christmas, and all the lights. He's talking up a storm, and I love it! Hate the screaming, but love the talking and laughing and interacting with us.

Here are a few pictures from December. Holden LOVES the camera now.



1 comment:

Kajoli said...

Gorgeous Kids
We started TMG today and I googled it and found your really interesting blog