I really wasn't nervous about these appointments like I had been at various times in the past. I knew that Jaxon was doing well and that there probably wasn’t much she needed or could do to improve the minor things that we were dealing with. For example, he is still having a hard time writing sentences from memory, having a little bit of a hard time with some of the math concepts they have working on this year, but over all…he is reading, writing, and doing the majority of the required math….I was really pleased with this!
The day went very smooth, a programmed bottle for me (to offset my high progesterone level), vitamins and folate for me, some liquid nystatin and a Candida bottle for Carter (did I not say that I suspected yeast?), a whole lot of things for Brent…oregano, digestive enzyme, programmed bottle to digest fats, multivitamin, and a couple other things (he was the last member of the family to start a “program” so it will take him a little longer to balance out). And then it was Jaxon’s turn…
About a month ago we tried Jaxon on Focalin XR, it is used for ADHD and is supposed to help children focus and concentrate at school. Since those were the two areas we were having the most difficult time with I decided to try it out. WOW, what a difference it made, he was (and still is) doing amazing on it. Anyway, back to his appointment…the doctor tested EVERYTHING under the sun, digestion = fine, pathways = fine, minerals = fine, vitamins = fine, toxins = none, colors, chemicals, dyes = none! Could this be possible…has my child’s body learned how to eliminate, process, and manage on its own?? It would appear so…we left the office with the smallest protocol we have ever had, 1 prescription and ZERO supplements. I was very nervous about this, it was like I had just healed from a broken leg and she took my crutch away.
It has been almost a month since our appointment and I am happy to report that Jaxon is doing very well (off of his 4 year protocol) and still taking 1 Focalin XR per day PERIOD. I remember that I was told a few years ago by a doctor at the military clinic that my child would most likely be considered “inaccurately diagnosed with ASD” and be re-diagnosed with ADHD, but I never put much thought into that. I do not believe for a minute that my child was “inaccurately diagnosed”, he was very much under the umbrella of the Autism Spectrum, had all the signs, symptoms, and behaviors. However, I believe that by doing all the work we (and the doctor) did, his body has been healed and he is now at a point in which his body can finally do what it is supposed to. I do not believe we “took the autism away” I just believe that we are in a state of recovery and have to wait and see how long his body will continue to follow this path. I know that there is still some damage (memory, learning, etc.) but for the most part, Jaxon has overcome something that I never imagined he would. We celebrated all season long and will continue to celebrate and hope that many many more children will find a way to recover as well.