Sunday, December 16, 2007
Well, we have been doing IV chelation with Dr. Imam & Nick since Aug. of 2006 (about 16 months). Michael is still showing incredible progress. You can read this blog in date order to get the whole story (start with Oct. of 2006).
I did a urine test last week and got the results a few days ago. I thought the levels of chelation were different than the challenge levels, but Nick told me Friday that because Michael has been chelating for so long- the levels would be the same, whether or not we are doing a challenge. In the past the challenge levels were higher. Anyway, long story short- it just means that the metal test can be better compared to the one done 4 weeks ago, because the amount of chelation given was the same. The only difference is that last week we took out the DMPS- one of the 4 things he gets.
Here are the tests results. They are black and white because the results were faxed from the lab to the doctor on Friday. As you can see Michael "dumped" or got rid of less metals than 4 weeks ago. It could be because we got rid of the DMPS or because he just didn't have the metals in him. I also suspect that he must be getting rid of metals via poop. People can also detox through hair and sweat. So, unless we test all the different ways, which can be expensive, we'll just do the urine every 2 months. I did the test last week because I wanted to see a non-challenge day (not knowing beforehand the levels were the same). But, it did show us a test without DMPS- which is interesting in itself.
I'm still happy with the results of the IV's (chelation, glutathione and some other stuff I don't remember how to spell). I plan on doing the IV's until June. I also wanted to mention that Michael's yeast problem has gotten under control. We changed probiotics, added Yeast Fend from Vitamin Shoppe and have been giving him the Nystatin once a day. We noticed when we take away the Nystatin some problems come back (smelly farting). So, we make sure to give it to him every morning with his supplements.
I've also been giving Michael some gluten & dairy. Just little amounts about once or twice a month. Yesterday he wanted goldfish crackers and ate about 20 of them. He started to get more stimmy. When he ate cake in the past- I didn't see a change. But then, he's always at a birthday party- which is crazy to begin with. Well, we're not doing the goldfish again. Not worth it. He has gluten/casein free crackers and pretzels now anyway. They should be good enough.