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    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.... a little late :)

    Hi everyone!

    Life has been crazy this month :) but things have been good :)_ we are seeing great progress with Handsome. We are still struggling with many issues, but he is talking up a storm and playing pretends all the time! I hope you all had a great Christmas celebrating our Lords birth. I pray you all have a blessed New Year as well!

    Here are a few pics from Christmas Eve!

    Handsome and his cousin Elysha

    Opening gifts

    Littleman and his cousin Darsha (he was so tired and cranky when we opened gifts :) lol )

    The boys and their cousins Jose, Desiree, Nathan, Elysha and Darsha

    Sunday, December 19, 2010

    BUSY BUSY BUSY............


    The past few weeks have been full of memories, picture taking and busy times before Christmas. Yesterday I was blessed to be able to go out with my Mom and Momma Whylene ( my boyfriends mother ). I had such a great time hanging out with two of the most precious women in my life. I am looking forward to a beautiful Christmas this year!


    Now, on to some updates on the boys and Handsomes progress..... The boys have been busy visiting with cousins, and aunts and uncles and Grani Whylene :). This week will be full of Christmas baking and ornament making :) I"m looking forward to it !!


    Littleman is keeping busy as usual! That boy never stops running from the time he gets up, even when he is sick! :) I found a soccer league for his age and I think this coming year Littleman will be running his little feet after a soccer ball for awhile :) Burn off some of his energy for at least a little bit! He is such a joy to have though :) I love being able to see how typical he is and I feel blessed by that, even on the days he is driving me bonkers :)!


    Now onto progress for Handsome, The past few weeks have been hard health wise for Handsome. He is still struggling with coughing a lot at night. Seems like this cough is hindering a lot of progress. I have emailed Pierre to see what he suggests again.

    BUT some great things have been happening as well... the anxiety has dwindled down and transitioning at school and home are getting better. Also, he is doing fantastic with  playing pretend, on his own!!!! This morning he was pretending his animals were making sand angels (our version of snow angels in AZ :) LOL ) He had his dinosaur talking to Woody telling him how fun it is to make sand angels and he should do it too!! WTH!!!! I could hardly believe what I was seeing!!  He also this morning was playing with batman and Robin and the Batcave and playing pretend with them!!! They were super hero rescuers saving the day!!! :) You can imagine I was beeming with pride!!!  He also is making GREAT progress with his reading! This morning he looked at Robins bike and said mom R is for Robin! Last night he was able to tell me, his headache hurt, poor guy it hurt so bad he was crying and feel asleep, today he is MUCH better.

    All in all, we see great progress and he is no longer taking 14 supplements a day!All he is taking is Vitamin D, Vitamin C and DHA.

    Well, its time to get some more cookie dough ready so it can chill overnight! I hope you all have blessed Christmas Week!

    Much Love!

    Sunday, December 12, 2010

    Skills

     LOTS of great new skills are showing up out of no where :) Handsome will tell me when he is mad now, literally too :) lol... The other day I told him he could not play on the computer that he had to play a game with me and he said in a very stern voice.... Mommy I'm mad! I don't want to play the game, I wanna play the computer! And although this could be annoying to some, its an AMAZING accomplishment for Handsome to be able to express his emotions and be correct about what emotion it is that he is having :) I couldn't be prouder of him!

    Get this, tonight is the second night he has spoken to me appropriatly about how he feels. He was upset about having to go to bed and was crying, and told me through his tears.... "But mom I have a question for you" " Can I watch the show tomorrow when I am done crying" :) Yes Matthias you can watch the show tomorrow :) I LOVE the new communication skills he is aquiring :) 

    Looking forward to a good week!

    Much Love!

    Friday, December 3, 2010

    Progress...........December 3rd


    I dosed Handsome last night (sip dosed ) and once again this morning as his coughing was really bad.... and today he is much calmer and recovering from transitioning and meltdowns MUCH quicker :) .... also............shhhh don't tell him this but tonight for the first time in 4 weeks HE DIDN'T ONCE ASK while in the shower tonight "Mommy there's no fish in the shower!!!!!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!! Lets pray it continues :) The anxiety stuff he has is just awful!

    He got off the computer after me asking several times, but the good part is he only screamed once and it was done with!! NO screaming about it till we're in the shower upstairs...

    ***WARNING TO ALL WITH SENSITIVE STOMACHS I'M TALKING ABOUT POOP**
    Also on the poop watch :) the color is starting to change to the regular brown color again :) Will know for sure tomorrow :)

    Yesterday we noticed he is not picking at his eczema anymore this is a great thing as he would come home with huge scabs and pick them off and would have the blood dripping down his legs :(...

    I'm thinking the dosing may be every 2 days, but also it depends on if its a stressful day or not as well again its a wait and see type of thing like anything else with autism :)

    On a side note He is verbally stimming a lot singing The Wiggles song over and over again, and flipping lights switches on and off, but besides that nothing to bad :) So pretty good stuff for today :)

    Also when his speech therapist came over today, he was crying about not being able to be on the computer and my mom did the trick daddy taught him " Count to 10" and he calmed down after his therapist had him count 2 times and get this........... he was quiet the whole time during therapy!!!!!!!!!!!!! He paid attention and worked :)

    All in all, GREAT stuff :)

    Oh ya!!! And the BIGGEST THING!!! He is NOT taking any supplements anymore except Vitamin D, C and his DHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is HUGE LADIES AND GENTS!!!! Handsome was on a ton of supplements and a shot of Methyl B12 before we tried homeopathy.

    Lots of great progress so far and this is week 5 I believe :)

    Keep praying for him!

    Much love!

    Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Lifes Trials



    I heard something this morning that spoke to me about the trials in this life, they said........

    'Remember there is purpose in the pain you've experienced in this life' the Lord will use it to show you or someone else, about Him and his Love, Grace and Mercy for us' . Its amazing how the Lord works because just a few days ago I found a song that spoke to me about my life and the trials I have gone through as well.

    I found this artist Kerrie Roberts through a site called godvine while watching a video of a spectacular home lit up for Christmas. The moment I started to listen to the song, it literally spoke to my soul..........

    Now I LOVE music of all kinds and really have been connected to it since I was a very little girl, it has always brought me comfort in some way. But very few songs have spoke to me like this, I can count on one hand how many have.

    I was blown away she put into words exactly what I needed to hear for this Journey I am on in life. Some days are so much harder than others and I have had my share of ups and downs and some days wonder why it seems life has fallen apart.

    With this song, it has given me the comfort and reassurance I need to remember, Keep breathing you'll make it, don't give in, your not done yet, sometimes all that you can do is keep breathing, and believing don't let go, just hang on tighter a little longer, when you feel like your dying and keep breathing!

    I wanted to share this song with you all in hopes it will help you as much as it has helped me :)

    Enjoy and Keep Breathing :)

    Kerrie TV: "Keep Breathing" Live Performance

    Saturday, November 27, 2010

    Updates from Thanksgiving day :)

    Handsome had a spectacular day!! He interacted with everyone :) and didn't have ONE meltdown!!

    Last year he did great as well, but had several meltdowns etc.... He interacted with the dog and played catch all on his own with NO prompting from anyone!!!
     He played with his cousin and little brother
    And played ring around the rosie with his sister and brother :)

    He played chase with the dog and was interested in the world around him :)

    He was peeking through the gate and telling me what he saw and describing what they looked like to me when I asked him!

    He ate dinner with everyone, and expressed to everyone how much he wants to go camping (we had a fire going outside and immediatly he was reminded of camping?).

    All in all, he has made HUGE gains :) only bummer was his anxiety over fish still!!! I finally figured out if I cover them up then he is not constantly asking " The fish won't hurt  me Mom?" We are praying this goes away quickly. He is also doing excessive stimming and scripting of lines again, but we were told this may happen at first with his new remedy.

    All in all our Thanksgiving was full of food, love and lots of laughter :) I hope you all had a blessed day as well!



    Much Love,

    Monday, November 22, 2010

    Our day (yesterday) In Pictures :)

     Thomas was getting a 'washdown' thats what Littleman calls it :)

     Handsomes new shoes with his orthotics in them

     Gabriels ever trusty companion Thomas!
     Handsome was playing find the clue in both these pics :) I had fun with the editing on them :)

     Sharing his bubbles with brother


     In thought

     IT'S RAINING!!!!

    MORE RAIN PLEASE!

    Saturday, November 20, 2010

    Progress this year


    Its MORE than amazing the progress Matthias has made in just over 1 year from starting biomedical
    treatments. No one can convince us that it doesn't work. 

    Before we started he was having severe aggression at school and non stop tantruming and running away at school. Today Matthias talks up a storm, and rarely has aggressive issues at school. He makes great eye contact and can withstand being around alot of people much better than I ever dreamed he could.

    Our next leg of the Journey through Autism is Homeopathy and we have seen GREAT progress already! 


    RECOVERY HERE HE COMES!!! 

    We can almost hear the whistle blowing and wheels coming to a stop on the autism train, I can't wait till they tell us our trip is over and we can walk off the train into the world of Recovery!

    We LOVE YOU MATTHIAS!!!!

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    Our Ticket OFF



    The autism train................ I can't wait till we get to buy that ticket!!! I'm praying every day that soon that day will be here...

    He is making good progress even with all the stimming going on! Lots of clear sentences and get this ............

    His teacher called me today and the past 2 weeks he has gone through his reading lessons so fast, he is on book 8 and is reading books that have sentences like this " We play at the park" " Do you like to play at the park?" It made my heart leap for joy when his teacher told me that tonight!!! Of course yes I started crying, remember, they said he may never talk, let alone READ!!!!!!

    So again, I will take the annoying stimming going on, keep going Matthias :O)

    I can almost hear the sound of the train wheels slowing down, and the voice of the conductor telling us our trip is over, its time to get off the train.......... It will be music to my ears!!!!



    Praying that day will be here soon, you deserve it so much son!


    We LOVE YOU and are so proud of you!

    Much love,

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    Week 2 of the remedy



    Whew........... the first two weeks have been hard........

    Right away Handsome got a cold so we have been fighting through that first... today I think it is finally gone! :)

    We have been seeing A LOT of verbal stimming going on, enough to drive me nuts honestly....... this is the kind of thing I haven't seen in a LONG time, BUT I was prepared for this :)

    Along with the stimming though I am seeing great things as well.... lots of clarity in conversations he has never had before...

    Example : tonight it was time to go to bed and he started to cry about having to go to bed right away, I laid him down and covered him up, and did our normal nightly ritual, kisses on the forehead, and in the middle of our usual "Night Matthias, Angels" and he says " Big ONES" he says, " Mommy, I'm okay now" WTH!!! He has never told me that after being upset about something :) This is great!

    Another example : yesterday we went to get his shoes and orthotics and after leaving the room he says clearly" Mommy, I don't want these black shoes on, I want the white and blue ones on" lol they hurt because he was not use to wearing the orthotics, then in the car when we are driving away he says " Mom, I love you... and I like my new shoes" HOLY WHAT THE HECK! Remember now, he never talks this way!

    So that being said, I will take the aggravating verbal stims etc, I love being able to see my son progress!!!

    Homeopathy ROCKS!!!! And I thank the Lord for our Practitioner Pierre Fontaine on a daily basis!!

    Much Love,

    Friday, November 12, 2010

    Slow Slow progress.......



    Handsome is making very slow progress, we still have lots of new and old stimming going on constantly all day long, but I am remembering that this is common for the first few weeks... I'm just praying that the first few weeks goes by quickly :)... Please continue to pray for Handsome and his progress :)

    Much Love,

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    A Day to remember..........

    November 9th, 2002 my first born son Keane Michael was born into this world at 19 1/2 weeks gestation,  to small for this world to live here (to read the whole story about his life see my blog post from last year http://myboysmygreatestgiftsinlife.blogspot.com/2009/11/he-would-have-been-7-today.html). His short lived life has changed my life dramatically, and I have learned the lesson of what is important in this world. He was born at 6:12 in the evening weighing 8oz and very much alive :) ! They had told me over and over again for three days ( I went into the ER on November 6th) that he would not be born alive, that the meds they gave me were potent and that he could not survive it...But he did :) The Lord blessed us with the 6 hours he was here on earth.



    Even though it was 8 years ago, those memories are so fresh in my memory, I remember examining every inch of him so I could always remember what my precious little boy looked like, talking about how much he looked like his big brother Khallee, I remember everyone coming in to see him one by one. Each one of them held him and loved him, and then we baptised him, shortly after I remember being in alot of pain, but not wanting to rest, I only wanted to hold him as long as I could while he was here... I cried....... oh I cried...... the tears fell frequently from that day on.

    We were blessed to have a beautiful funeral service for him graveside, and I remember that day too, its so physically heart wrenching, to walk away from the grave of your child, leaving them there. The only comfort I had was knowing that one day we would see each other again.

    As a Mother I wish I knew what he looked like, I want to know what his laughter sounds like, how he talks and walks, if he was going to be good at playing sports, or a great singer... I long to know those things....For now I know the Lord is doing a great job of loving him, I just miss him so much, even 8 years later.

    To my first born son ............. Keane, I love you with all my heart and soul, Happy Birthday Sweetie!! I hope you know how much your life is cherished. You touched so many lives, and have left footprints on my heart.I wish I could hug you and kiss you on your 8th birthday today, but until the day I can, please remember how you are loved today and always. I love you!

    Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday Dear Keane...... May Jesus Bless you!!!

    Mommy

    Much love to you all!

    Day 5...........

    Very rough morning, but I do believe this cough/cold is getting in the way of progress... we just started sip dosing tonight for the cough/cold and honestly since we started doing that he seems much more calm and focused :) ?!?! We'll see, either way I am just glad its helping his cough he was pretty miserable from the coughing. BTW Sip dosing is when you dilute the remedy in 8oz of water and have them take....... sips ever 15 minutes :) Not to much more to talk about with his progress today. Pray for the cold to go away so we can see more progress :)

    Much Love!

    Sunday, November 7, 2010

    Hooo weeeeeeeeeeee

    Today started off ROUGH for Handsome.... LOTS of verbal stimming all day long, and screaming for no reason, and he has a cough :( but what I have been told is it is pretty common for these things to occur.....BUT on the good side :)  he also has been forming clear sentences he has never said before and noticing things he has NEVER NOTICED BEFORE :)

    We painted the downstairs bathroom this weekend, and he comes into the bathroom when its all finished and says, "Wow Mommy, The bathroom looks wonderful, I like it! " What the HECK!!! He has NEVER noticed things like paint on a wall or new decorations in the bathroom :) Another point for homeopathy :)

    Can't believe the weekend is almost over, what the heck happened to it??? I have a TON of homework to finish before midnight tonight, so I need to get my little butt going.

    Hope you all had a great weekend!

    Much Love!

    Friday, November 5, 2010

    Day 2 of the remedy :)

     
    Well we had another great morning after his remedy :) He slept ALL NIGHT LONG!!! And was very calm and cooperative this morning. He even recovered quickly from something that would normally send him into a meltdown :) YIPPEE!!! He listened right away when I spoke to him, made GREAT eye contact and didn't fuss when I told him he had to get up to go on the bus!! All great things!!!

    Thinking from what happened last week, we will probably dose him again tomorrow morning unless he seems like he needs it tonight. He is going on a fieldtrip to the State Fair :) They have a dinosaur exhibit that he is going to LOVE :) Here's hoping for a great report from the teacher today!


    Please continue to pray for great progress for him!


    Much Love!

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    HOLY .....

    HOMEOPATHY!!!!!
    Pierre You ROCK!!!!!

    I really wasn't expecting to see anything over night, but seriously...had the calmest morning in a very, very long time with Handsome... He also seemed much more focused this morning... No crying about leaving the house to get on the bus.... no asking the same question over and over again before leaving the house... His Grannie asked him to go and get his thermos and he turned right away to go upstairs and get it!!! We didn't have to repeat ourselves or make him repeat the instruction we just gave to him.... His teacher said he had a great day, no meltdowns at all and NO pushing :)

    Tonight, again, very calm........ normally if we ask him to do something he would scream and we would have to ask again and then he would do it, but tonight for example... I told him " Its time to go and take a shower, log off of the computer" He didn't even protest, logged off and walked right upstairs!!! WTH??? Also, he SAT STILL all through dinner! Really after the first day????

    Also tonight, he was desperately searching for one of his safari animals and couldn't find it, and said " Mom, I can't find him anywhere?" Normally, he would have been crying and really frustrated about not finding it, but right now he is sitting calmly and watching Sponge Bob..

    Honestly I was NOT expecting any kind of change after the first day of giving him his remedy... but, I know I"m not imagining it :)... So from now on I will be writing down all the progress or digressions we see, that way we can really see what is going on :).

    Thanks everyone for praying :) Please continue to pray for him, I'm going into this with an open mind and we're ready for some serious progress no matter what :)

    Much Love,

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Its Official!

    We received Handsomes remedy from Pierre in the mail today :) We are suppose to give him his first dose tonight before bed and then NO MORE until we speak to him again in 7-10 days :)!!!! I am so excited and nervous all at the same time!!! Will you please pray for Handsome during this time, I would really appreciate it! We will keep you informed on whats going on with his progress :).

    Tonight its also official :) we are watch 'The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' its officially the beginning of my favorite time of year!!! The holidays are the best time, even when life has its ups and downs... I still love the holidays :) I hope you all are enjoying this season and watching a dearly loved childhood cartoon tonight too :)

    Much Love!!

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    Day 1........


    Waiting........ Our appointment with Pierre went very well yesterday, I have to say its very intense and much different than any other appointment I have been to for my son before. But, I know this is going to help Handsome a lot! So today is day one of waiting for the remedy he prescribed to come in the mail :)...

    Thank you all for praying for us! And I will keep you updated on the progress!! So until we receive the remedy........... We're just lying around and waiting :) lol
    Much love
    Lisa

    Matthias through autism 2006 till today

    With this video

    Press play first, then press pause, and let it load for a few moments, otherwise the video will stop to load it alot when your watching it.

    This song speaks so much to me,to know the trials I have gone through are not .. Unredeemed by Selah

    Matthias Road to Recovery - This is what Faith can do! .

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