This was the week when it HIT HOME how lucky we are. I was speaking to a lovely mom I just met and her daughter had all kinds of problems, physical and developmental, and they were skyrocketing. I spoke to her to ask some questions on the new path we are taking to heal our children’s problems: homeopathy. For now, I believe this is the path God is leading me on, so I’m hoping it will work out. The practitioner is on the other side of the world, so it’ll be a few weeks before we see movement…and the first thing that happens is rewind, as in, negative behaviors come back.
That said, we’ve seen a little because we had to take the kids off everything in order to do the Amy Yasko protocol – but we didn’t go that route as it was cost prohibitive, involves extensive testing, and so many supps it would have put us in the poorhouse. Now, that is the nature of biomed – replace what the body is missing, and while that can prove a crutch for the body, what I read of Yasko made me think her protocol attempts to train the body to work properly.
However, homeopathy is supposed to train the body to heal itself, and so we go. We could use your prayers, though, it’s based on proper calculations and my memory just sucks.
Now, it was an interesting week. Amelia’s aggression and aggravation is at an all-time high. Part of me is tempted to say, “it’s her age,” but then I see her go through a rage for the better part of an afternoon, come out of it, and flat out apologize for hitting me (no contact, just lashing out) and telling me it was wrong. Then back to annoyance as she had to live out the consequences of her actions. I’m inclined to think it’s biomedical, because of the speed that she goes in and out of it, and the length of time she’s angry, which is not her personality at all. At least she was a little better on Friday.
With Zoe, though, I had a really nice thing happen! She woke around 11pm the other night, probably because the cat was stuck in her room, so I came and read a little of Dr Seuss’s Sleep Book* to her. I put the book down since I was exhausted and she turned to me and said, “Read.” I got all Mommy-Excited! because she’s never said “read” before – she’s always said, “book.” But a command verb, appropriately pointing towards the book?? Woohoo!
It gets better.
I read about 5 more pages and then she rolled over, away from me, and said, “Thank you.” She settled in and said, “Good night.”
Wow. That’s almost a conversation!
Then I walked to leave and she said, “Come back!” Not her echolalia, “come back here” but another real command. So I did, but I told her I was tired. Then I went to find her stuffed octopus, and discovered that she had turned her empty closet into Miss Octopus’ bedroom. Awesome! She’s also been feeding a baby doll with a toy bottle, frequently, and putting her to bed, which is so nice to see! I gave her Octopus, tucked her in, and explained I was tired and needed to go to my bed, but that God was watching over her and so were her guardian angels. Then I prayed over her, and she went off to sleep and slept through the night. What a good day!
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