I will be your voice!

To the world, you are just one, but to me you are the world.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Autism DNA Testing the Mutations of the MTHFR Gene

Mickie has mutations of the MTHFR Gene, which causes a buildup of homo-cysteine in the blood and that can cause seizures.

He has the MTHFR mutations (rs1695). People with this mutations have an increased inflammatory response when vitamin E (alpha-tecophenol) is introduced to the body.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Autism Mickie's Playtime With Linsey

If given a choice Mickie would choose to stay in his head alone in his room. Anytime that their is a change to get him to engage with the world around him no matter how simple we take it.

Love to see him interacting with his little niece Linsey!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"Autism Mickie Has Meltdownon at School Over Pizza....Keppra"

Last week Mickie had a meltdown over pizza. Apparently one of the classroom aids offered him pizza, not knowing he is not allowed to have pizza due to Casein and Gluten intolerance, then immediately after she learns that he can't have any and reminds him that he already ate, but by then he was so upset that it escalated into a big meltdown and he ended up banging his head on the floor two times.

I knew that Keppra, the medication he was prescribed to manage his seizures would make him irritable and he had been really grumpy in the last few weeks, but I was very surprised he had banged his head, since this had not happened in a few years. Self injury is the reason he was prescribed Risperdal.

I hope this will be just a one time thing.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Autism-Dental Surgery Day

After a very difficult month Mickie finally had his dental surgery. It took all day, between getting him up in the morning, keeping him from having any food until after the surgery. He didn't get to eat until that evening after we got home from the hospital.