Thursday, April 24, 2008

Melons

Ok- this may not seem like a big deal to many of you. But, about a year ago Michael only ate about 10 foods. If you gave him different things- he would pretty much gag and throw up. So, yesterday I was very impressed that he ate watermelon, cantaloupe and honey dew for the first time. We went to a Chinese Buffet with my Dad and there wasn't much to eat. He also had home fries (aka french fries) and carrots. He also drank water out of a glass with ice in it. No gagging at all!

Then today Michael went to the mailboxes and got the mail- all by himself. We live in an apartment and the mail is in a small box that needs a key. It's not THAT easy to open and close. He was so proud of himself. A few years back Michael and I walked to the mailboxes and he took off. That was one of the scariest days of my life. He was running down the center of the street and almost got hit by 2 cars. So, I thought it was ironic that Michael walked down to the boxes and got the mail. Sometimes I think he's a different kid.

It will be interesting to see how he is this summer when we stop the IV's. I'm still going to give him glutathione and transdermal EDTA, and of course all his supplements. But, he's been getting the IV's for about 1 1/2 years now and doing great. I guess we won't know until we do it.

No school this week. Michael has been fine, but a little lonely. He's been asking for an 8 year old brother or sister. I guess we all have dreams.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

This gives me a lot of hope. Just when I think my son will not do something at all, he does it; just when I think it will be this way forever, something changes. I need constant reminders that my son is growing and changing under my nose; I just don't see it.

Yes, what you described sounds more than huge - it's phenomenal. GREAT! We have not done chelation yet. We are doing an antifungal and just started an antiviral.

A friend sent me your blog. I'm glad to have found it. Take care. Your son looks very happy to me.