A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just a rough day?

"Get over your hill and see what you find there
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair"
-Mumford and Sons

One of the best interventions we've used in the past with Little Bird has been Flagyl, an antibiotic used to kill the bacterial overgrowth in her gut. If you've been reading for a while, you know I love this drug and I talk about it ALL the freaking time. If you're new, catch up and find out more by stalking reading through some of my old posts. So, we're on day 12 out of a 14 day course. She's been doing really well for the past month or so. Yesterday was not a good day. We took an unexpected trip to meltdown city, taking a right on stimmy street, straight through repetitive speech road. It was ugly. I had no patience. Not proud about that. She was actually really tired for most of day, too.

Trying to remember that this could be a form of die-off: the bacteria gets stirred up by the antibiotic and kind of activates the bird. That's probably my best case scenario, actually. Hoping it's die-off and that this will pass quickly. Gave her some miralax tonight to help get rid of the stuff that's in her. Going through the die-off period is always scary because it brings up all the feelings that come with a "dip", the down part of the roller coaster: is she really going through a "down period"? is she gonna come back soon? is this forever?

So, I heard this line in a song last night and it made me hope that we'd get over this hill... with flowers in our hair.

12 comments:

Heather said...

The quote is perfect :)

I love Mumford & Sons so it's even more perfect.

Piscesgirl said...

We just started doing a yeast control and probiotic for Rory. First time ever. I am keeping you in mind to help me remember that there will be an "up" again! :)

Lynn said...

Is this how she normally cycles through it? You are getting close to your Bock appt right? I can't wait to hear about his 2 cents...

jillsmo said...

Mumford and Sons?? We are, without question, long lost musical soul sisters!

@jencull (jen) said...

This is an area I haven't even looked at myself, so it is interesting to hear about the cycles. Must go read your older posts:) Jen

Dani G said...

Lynn: he'd better give me more than his two cents for what I'm paying!!!

Jill: told you so ;)

Autism Mom Rising said...

Aaaah, girl - I hate that roller coaster of regression right there with you. My son only stopped regressing when we put him on Prednisone, though we wean that soon too.

She will come back. They always do. Hang in there momma.

Cheryl D. said...

Those cycles can be a drag! She won't stay there, though. She will go back up on that roller coaster. Hang in there!

Katie Gates said...

Stopping over from SITS and glad I did. I'm a current Angeleno and I like the tone of your voice. Following.

Dani G said...

Thanks for all the reminders, everyone! So far it looks like the rough day is turning into more than one. But I do know it cycles and I know we'll be on the upswing sometime- just not sure when. Oy!

Penny said...

Check her throat and ears for pain - those kinds of days indicate current pain or a cold that is coming...watch her for a grimace when swallowing.

Jenny said...

Ironic to read this post tonight after we had a roller coaster night. I find myself saying frequently, "I just can't believe how Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde he is!"

I hope Little Bird is feeling better soon and that you can get relief this evening.

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