I wonder if this will ever end? Will I ever be able to feed my children food and not analyze their behavior? Before starting the SCD, this was my hope. Now, I rack my brain daily trying to figure out what is going to be the best for my children. Earlier today I pulled Haiden's old testing results out to try and calm my racing thoughts.
Basically, what it comes down to is that he doesn't absorb food correctly (leaky gut), has yeast overgrowth, and elevated levels of lead in his system. So the SCD was suppose to fix the first two issues but didn't. (We need to do chelation for his lead levels but that really freaks me out right now. More to come on that subject.) What makes the most sense is going yeast free...yikes. That is even harder than SCD but as I mentioned before we weren't really following SCD to the T since we couldn't eat all the foods that diet allowed. http://mckinneyclan3.blogspot.com/2010/02/and-diet-continues.html
So really I'm not for sure what to do. I hate that this has consumed our lives. I hate that we can't go out to dinner. I hate that my children have to take special food with them when we go to our friends. I hate autism.
But I love my children. I love helping my children. I love that my children are healthy.
So I'll stop complaining and start my next plan of action...just have to figure out what that will be.
On a side note, after threatening Haiden with his life (just kidding), he has had three great days at school. We have a smart little cookie on our hands and he knows how to work the system. We took his Wii away and told him until he can make good choices and stop crying all the time at school, he won't be able to play his new football game (yea, the one he was so excited about for his birthday.) Guess what happened the next day? A positive note home and no tears.