give a mouse a cookie wrote:I have posted this many times....
My son is 4 and a half years old..5 this summer, not even close to 10.
He has made great progress without chelation, which would be silly anyway, as he has no heavy metal poisoning. We DID have him tested.
We don't use any state funding.
Autism will always be here, so I seriously doubt he's going to wind up being the "only autistic kid around."
Honestly, an average Joe on the street would not even know my child is autistic if I didn't bring it up. THAT'S how fantastic his progress has been. From constant headbanging, tantrums, zero speech, feeding issues, sleep issues, you name it, at two years old to a fairly typical four year old kid. NO chelation, NO Liver Life, NO Lupron, NO DAN! docs, and surpisingly, NO ABA. It CAN be done--not always, but sometimes. You want to help other parents with your own methodology, as do I.
--Hope comes in many varieties; mine just doesn't involve a cure.
My greatest hope for my son is that he will grow to adulthood and find love, happiness and personal success. Aren't these the same hopes you have for your children?
Cookie, if your son is recovering by the Grace of God, I am happy for you. Just don't ask parents who are interested in biomedical research and treatments to have the level of FAITH in God or happenstance that you do. I have faith in God... not that he'll miraculously cure my daughter of her crippling disability (perhaps mislabeled as AUTISM) but that he'll lead us toward safe and effective treatments brought to us by the lab and clinical science being exercised in the DAN movement.
But like you said... if he's making great progress, then he's not likely loaded with many heavy metals as many of our kids are. That being the case, you didn't need biomedics.
So why argue with those of us who do need it for our kids?