Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Autism Clay Update

I will post this on both blogs.

First I have to confess that we have not been diligent lately on the gfcf diet. My son seemed oblivious at first to the fact that his food was different than the other kids.

Now he is getting more aware of these things and it is getting harder to divert his attention with a "safe" food.

I haven't noticed a huge difference in behavior. We have had a bit more of the arm flapping but that is it.

Yesterday in the pediatrician's office, he pointed out a painted butterfly on the wall. He used a four word sentence to do it. For him, that's big.

Now to the main topic. I ordered the clay that is supposed to clean environmental toxins out of the body.

It came with a packet to mix in it. You use a whisk to mix the ingredients. You're supposed to wear a face mask so you don't breathe in clay.

I mixed it outside with my shirt over my mouth.

The clay sounds like it gets really gunky in the tub. I didn't want to pay four extra bucks per bath for the special clay cleaning agent.

Since my son is small, I mixed a third cup of clay in one of those round galvanized metal tubs. He had to stay in four minutes.

Then I rinsed him off in the shower.

My husband and I weren't sure if there was a difference.

He was super calm after the bath but any bath can do that, I think.

Today he said, "I play outside." Again, this is a big sentence for him. But yesterday he was using big sentences.

In conclusion, I just don't know if it has helped yet. We will continue to give him the baths. I think he gets one every two weeks.

I will keep everybody updated.


Blogger MsCellania said...

R wasn't even saying 2 word sentences at age 3.
I dunno but I would keep up the diet. Add some nervine supplements (B's and C's and EFA's) and I'm getting the clay baths too. Make sure a galvanized tub is okay - email the company? I'm going to use a baby pool. How did you dump out the water? (Is that a ridiculous question?)

Our babysitter's last afternoon/evening was today, and we are all weepy. The boys are completely out of sorts. She is moving to New York City! I am expecting some behavior issues from R.

And A - Men about frying in a particularly petroleum -fueled hell for bush. But not for the price of gas; that's got more to do with China gobbling up oil at an ever-increasing pace to provide us with super cheap crap. Expensive gas is here to stay. I say fry his rump for Iraq and tax incentives that only benefit those making over $150k a year.

*Hopping off soapbox, but I always have it handy*

8:35 PM  
Anonymous crazedmomof4 said...

Hey Good Luck on that! It sounds like it's working for ya!

I saw some pics of your little one on your husbands site, your son is a cutie!

10:54 PM  
Blogger Mary Poppins said...

let me know how that is working out for you, cuz I plan to purchase that this next month..

Also ask about the galvanzied I believe the clay shouldn't come into contact with metal...I think that is what I read on a fellow blogger website who is daily updating on the bath procedures...

6:06 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Good luck!

7:42 AM  
Anonymous mad rabbit said...

Keep up with the baths, if for no other reason than to allow him to play in the mud. All little boys,
(and many little girls) love playing in the mud. I can't wait to see him.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Its the little things that makes proud of our kids.
Did that sound right. ;)

11:02 AM  
Blogger Ms.L said...

*mwah* to all of you,that's wonderful.
It sure sounds promising:)

12:09 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Vickee - I'm sorry about your sitter. Soapbox is fine. I welcome other opinions!

Crazed - Thank you

Mary - Is it a blog I could read or is it Spanish?

Liz - Thank you

Mad Rabbit - Then get your ass up here!

Lori - It sounded right to me.

Ms. L. - Thank you

1:13 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Sounds like it is working. Keep us posted! You are such a good mom....

3:05 PM  

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