Miracle week... WOW !!

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Miracle week... WOW !!
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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 1:49pm

I read a while ago some times, around age 8, children tend to outgrow, or come to a point of accepting their dysfunction that things just sort of gets better.

Well, seeing things were as tough as they have been I had 'hoped' this could be true, but didn't believe it.

I had my DS with an OT for just over 3 months. She was the only one our insurance covered in our area & I could not afford to pay in full. She never did write up her report (to use as a diagnosis) though she was ready after 3 weeks. She never sent in the paperwork to our doc or his school. She would show up 15 minutes late & cut us short 15 minutes early in the same session & still charge an hour. Sometimes she'd even no show. We never came up with the goals, as she promised would happen by the end of the first month. She would yell at me for not following through on the brush therapy when it would make my son cry b/c it hurt him so bad. She charged me an arm & a leg for the sound therapy equipment & we never really got one that worked properly.

Therefore, because he does well in school & no report from the OT or doc (who believes DS is completely fine) we could not get the OT from school.

Anyway, so by the end of 2nd grade my DS cannot tie his shoes, only eats about 2-3 items, still cannot get his face wet, cannot ride a bike, etc.

Then, something magical happens the first week out of school. He starts to eat a little. Then a little more.

Then comes the week of August the 1st.

Sunday, he starts riding his bike w/o training wheels. NO HELP FROM ME! I put him out in the circle & pretended to ignore him and w/in minutes he was riding.

Thursday, he ties his shoes all by himself!

Friday, we take him to a restaurant for daddy's birthday and he tries every dish that came out ... tries & eats a little of each dish. Normally he won't even try while out b/c he'll gag & throw-up even smelling a dish.)

Now my boy who normally I have to BEG to go outside to play, I have to beg to get him to come in. He's already riding his bike on dirt trails with thorny blueberry bushes on either side of him.

Last night I put dinner in front of him - something he would never eat before - and he ate it. Nobody asked him to try it. He didn't make a scene at all. He simply picked up his fork, ate & asked for 2nds. I treated it as if this is how he's eaten all along.

It does get better. I know it would have been faster with OT, but it can get better even w/o. Don't give up on your wee ones. Keep up the hard work. The day will come :)

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Oh & I'm a strong believer in Omega-3 helping too. Just an FYI for those starting school soon.

Example: His teacher came up to me on a Friday and said she thought he might be borderline ADHD. Told me when she gave spelling she had to stand above my son to make sure he was focused enough to write each word before she could move onto the next for the whole class.

The following Sunday I started him emulsified omega-3. I saw his teacher again the following Friday and asked if she saw any difference yet. She said yes, by Wed she realized she was not having to tap him on the shoulder and by Friday she was walking around the classroom instead of hovering my DS.

Now in the summer, w/o a schedule, I will forget to follow through on the omega-3. It's amazing how things will change w/in 2 weeks. Life is soooo much better in our house with omega-3.




"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng



"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng
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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 2:13pm

That is amazing! I'm so excited for you! (I'm sorry you had such a slouch for an OT that must have been really frustrating for you all!)


My DD will be 8 in October. She has been having OT now since April and she has been making great strides. Physically she's SO much more coordinated and her attention seems to be better, but is still a challenge with "table work".


I'm interested in this Omega-3 of which you speak!

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 2:33pm

I LOVE this stuff!

The brand name is from Barleans. They sell it as Swirl. I actually get it from Costco & there (though still made from Barleans) it is called Nature's Fresh Omega Blendz. At Costco it's 24 oz for about $21 and at Barlean's it is $20 for 12 oz. So if you have Costco, it's half off.

If you're not part of Costco then you go to Barleans.com as they do have a store locator for you and you can see if a location that sells it cheaper than off of their website.

I hate paying that price as we have 3 people using it, but I go more than 2 weeks and my house seems so chaotic! Life all around is much better with this Blendz (my kids won't take the gummies).

Hope it works for you. We had fast results, but I'd suggest a good 2 weeks before deciding if it works for you or not.




"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng



"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng
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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 2:29pm

Thanks for the tip on the Omegas. I talked with her OT yesterday to let her know we were going to try it. She gave us the go ahead since it can't hurt anything.

My DD LOVES to chew - gum, fruit snacks anything chewy gives her lots of oral stimulation that she craves so I went with the gummi ones. She just ate the first ones about an hour ago and loved them...SO here we go! :)

I'll let you know how it goes for us.

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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 5:40pm

That's awesome, sounds like he's making some tremendous strides!

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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 12:41pm

It's called Barlean's Swirl. You can find at a location near you from barleans.com.

I actually get mine from Costco. Made by the same company, but there it is called Nature's Fresh Omega Blendz. I get 2x as much as the Swirl at about the same cost.

It's a lemon creamy, smooth texture. No sugar, but sweet from Xyletol. My son's SID is most seen in his lack of eating, but he'll take this stuff and my 5 yo DD begs for it. It's pretty good.

Hope this one works.




"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng



"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng
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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 1:10pm

That's really intriguing, thanks so much for the link!!

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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 6:32pm

No fishy taste at all.

I've tossed Omega-3's just for the smell before.

If this wasn't actually working I'd wonder if there really was fish oil in it at all.

Good luck!




"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng



"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng
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Mon, 08-16-2010 - 7:02pm

Thank you for posting this and congratulations on your (his) breakthroughs! I'm sure you feel so proud to see him flourish like he is.

I will check out the Omega-3 supplement too.