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.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Yes, I'm still here

Dear Lauren, Jen, Heather, and everyone else: I'm fine. Just busy. Life's been getting in the way of my blogging- yeah, I know, totally ridic. I love you girls for checking in on me. It's so great to have friends who care about me enough to notice that I'm not writing as much as usual and love me enough to check in (ahem, Lynn, Big Daddy).

Here's a little update:
I can't believe it's been 14 months since I wrote this bit about the Methyl B12 shots. I hated the Methyl B12. Who knew that it was all because Little Bird has some weird genetic mutation rendering her unable to properly work through the methylation process?? I started her on Hydroxy B12 (hydroxocobalamin) shots about 3 weeks ago. I give them to her every 3 or 4 days. Here's what happens:
Me: Bird, it's time for a shot
Her: No! No shot!!
Me: Yes, it's gonna be really quick and then we can hug
Her: No!! No shot! No shot!
Me: Bird, we have to do this.
Her: Brownie?
Me: First shot, then brownie
Her: No shot!
(then I hold her down and stick a skinny needle in her tush. She cries for about 25 seconds and then stops abruptly, "Brownie??!!")

The shots are bringing us some really nice results. Hours after I stab her (let's be honest), I get great comments from the therapists and teachers. Better attention, focus, clearer language, etc. It's all happening....

But, it's tough to get her to actually accept the shot. I'm thinking of trying what I know some others have done- stabbing her in her sleep.

Do you give B12 shots? See results? Tried giving them while your child is sleeping??

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