Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!

Happy New Year! This one really started out nicely for us. Michael came in this morning and I told him "Happy New Year". Most days that would be enough to inspire an upset "Happy 4th of July", but today I got "Happy New Year" back. What a wonderful way to start the year!

I thought I would list off the best interventions of 2008 first:

GFCFSF Diet (Plus more) – This has to be the biggest win for us for the year. Once we figured out everything Michael was allergic to, and got everything eliminated, we saw a ton of gains. I always knew it was going to be a huge amount of work, and definitely not cheap, but absolutely worth the effort.

Adding Dr. Megson to our team – Another huge win. With Dr. Megson came mB12 and diflucan. Michael is a much happier child with the yeast under control, and the B12 has been fantastic.

Going to the Spring DAN! Conference – It was so inspiring to be in a huge room with so many other parents and practitioners fighting the same battles. It was hard to leave Michael and Steve for so long, but well worth it.

Continuing Auditory Integration Therapy – This wasn't new, but it is so important that I had to mention it. Every time Michael goes for a loop we always see something great.

And our biggest hopes for 2009:

CranioSacral Therapy – We actually started this at the end of 2008, but I am really hoping to see great results. The first couple sessions started off rocky as Michael transitioned, but the last few times have been fantastic.

FAR Infrared Sauna – Thanks to a loan from Michael's grandparents, we were able to get a sauna! We are still trying to make room for it, but hope to have it set up soon. I am so excited since I know that Michael has a lot of metals floating around that need to go. And sauna is such a gentle form of detox, I have high, high hopes. Thank you Mom!

Autism One – Steve and I both will be going to Autism One this year. Dan has volunteered to keep Michael, so it will be a learning vacation for us. If we can learn as much as we did at the DAN! Conference and the Pittsburgh Autism Expo, Michael will be one lucky little boy.

So, 2008 was a wonderful year but I am really looking forward to seeing everything we can accomplish in 2009. I wish you all a happy and healthy new year!!!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Renee,

Happy 2009! Where are you going for CranioSacral Therapy? May be something worth looking into for Rosanna.

Laura

Renee said...

We take him to see Joyce at http://www.integrated-therapies.com/ She was highly recommended by a friend's therapist in NY. Michael likes her and we're seeing results, so I am beyond thrilled!

Petra said...

We LOVE CST!!!!!!

Looking forward to meeting you at Autism One later this year.. Yup, I am going...

Renee said...

Petra, that's great! I can't wait to meet you in person. I am really looking forward to the conference!

Kim Stagliano said...

CST is amazing. (Hi Petra!) I'll see you at Autism One! (I'm speaking on Sat.) Cocktails Sat night!! :)

Renee said...

Wow, it sounds like it's going to be an amazing conference this year. I can't wait to go!