Annette
(New Member)
06/29/06 07:16 PM
Re: real communication, ever??

I second all the advice you have been given so far!!! With my son, Ryan (3 1/2) I figured potty training was beyond me given everything else we were doing... but after HyperBaric Oxygen Treatment HBOT(which we are continuing) [we were in a small clinical trial] he started pounding on the bathroom door {they are child locked b/c of the water issue].. so I decided to use his interest and reward him with being able to wash his hands {he is very very water obsessed.} He is now mostly dry through the night {he goes before bed and when he wakes up} During the day, I take any sign {walking past the potty to his removing the diaper} as an opportunity. I am amazed at his fast progress... we also made up a phrase referring to the potty, {do you need to go potty?? say YES YES or NO NO with the head shakes... so sometimes I will catch him shaking his head YES Yes and rush him to the potty and so far with a very high rate of success} and we read lots potty books and we made a PEC book about it for him too.. I expect I will actually buy him underwear soon...
so don't give up... and if you ever get a chance to do HBOT try it... After the 4th or 5th session, Ryan sang a song to us [one we had been singing to him since birth] He has gained 150 words so far but needs alot of prompting and relies on his PEC book too... but hey prior he was competely non-verbal... I would also credit his verbal expansion to his daily MB12 shots... [he has been on them 9 months so far] The MB12 can help "grow" nerve connections that may be lacking in the mouth region {Ryan couldn't move his tongue both directions prior} but plan on doing the shots for at least 2 years {subtle results occur within weeks} Another thing to try is DMG or TMG... {we use both.... TMG in Brain Child Spectrum I and lots of DMG/Folic Acid/B12 combo from Kirkman's... When he misses the DMG combo for about a week {like when I forget to order} we lose the verbal almost completely.... Let's see you also might want to look at the Baby Bumble Bee DVDs... we bought the entire series {on Ebay] They are great at building volcabulary... {shows the word in several different applications {our kids have a hard time generalizing things otherwise.} Almost all the words he has gained are from the DVDs {but we only watch 45 minutes of any TV/DVD twice daily.} We recently (5 weeks so far) started doing weekly IVs of gluthathione and his verbal organization {not a real term} seems better like he will go to the freezer open it up and point to the organic grape juice popcicle and say I want popcicle. Where as before I would get fragments of the process.... Lastly, don't under estimate Epsom Salt baths {for Ryan it supplies the methy groups he needs to detox...} Ryan has gotten where we won't get in the tub until I get the epsom salts out... {remember this is a water obessed kid... so that is huge}
Good Luck!!!
Annette



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