I posted a few weeks ago about the grain free diet we had delved into with Cuyler.It was horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE. Our naturopath said that we should turn a corner between day 7 and day 10 on the diet.Day ten came and we were still in the same pit of hell that the grain free food had put us … [Read more...]
This. This is by far the most difficult thing we've done with Cuyler.We've made dietary changes with him before. Going gluten and dairy free was tough. But he ate the foods that we were able to switch over to.With grain free - those fallback foods are off limits. I never before felt like … [Read more...]
Take a deep breath
and dive right in.That's what we're doing starting today. I've written before about Cuyler being gluten free and casein/dairy free. I wrote last week about feeling overwhelmed with the next step.Well the next step begins today. We begin GRAIN free. Our naturopath wants him to only eat meat, … [Read more...]
Gluten Free Goodness
I have written before about Cuyler being gluten and dairy/casein free.It has often posed challenges. Especially in the early days. We started back in early 2005 when Cuyler was 2 years old. We noticed changes immediately and knew that this was going to be a long term lifestyle for us. … [Read more...]
A very good day
I wrote yesterday about our challenge with Cuyler and his behaviour on Saturday.I told him Sunday that he wouldn't be getting any vitamins and I showed him all he would be getting for the rest of the week. Just 3 capsules a day instead of 9.He was good with that then excitedly exclaimed "It's … [Read more...]
2 outta 3 ain’t bad
After my Low post last week I thought I it was time to step back and take an inventory of the good things. There are plenty. Sometimes they get lost behind dark clouds that eventually stream out of the way and the good can be seen once again. One thing I really have to appreciate is … [Read more...]
I broke one of my first ground rules.
When I became a mother just over 9 years ago, I set out a few ground rules for myself and my kids. One was that my children would know how to fall asleep on their own. I didn't want to get into a pattern of having to lie down in bed with them or rock them until they fell asleep. I … [Read more...]
There are 2 questions that are most frequently asked of me as a mom raising a child with autism.The first is usually asked by those who do not have kids on the spectrum (but not always)."Where do you think the autism came from / What caused the autism?"And the other question is usually asked by … [Read more...]
You’ve Come A long Way, Baby!
This is an excerpt from a blog post I wrote on August 22, 2008:When his first tooth was loose he spent 1 hour and 15 minutes sitting on his bed wiggling it. It consumed him.When it fell out - he was screaming. Trembling. Didn't know what was happening even though we tried to prepare him. He just … [Read more...]