Doctor's Visit

Yesterday we saw our DAN doctor for the first time since May. Appointments had to be cancelled and rescheduled, etc...so, it's been a while. The doctor said "he has a lot of potential, and great emerging skills, but we also need to become more aggressive in his treatment because he's 4 and a half now." We're going to do an IV on Friday. EDTA + DMPS challenge test. Then 2 weeks later, another challenge test with suppositories (EDTA+DMPS). In the meantime, we'll also check his urine for yeast.


That statement - the one about him being 4.5 now? Hit me like a ton of bricks. I can't get it out of my mind. He's FOUR AND A HALF. Almost 5. 2 and a half years ago, I thought that by now, he would at the very least...be talking. As in, having a conversation with me. He's not.

He's made progress, yes. And I'm very thankful for that. But, today? I'm hanging onto hope by a thread. And all the smaller threads that make up that 1 thread - peeling away 1 by 1. So, in reality, I'm hanging on to hope by less than a thread.