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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Deal update 3

I gave my seven year old an enema last night. What'd you do? Oh, you watched the Michael Jackson episode of Glee? That's cool. My night was just as shitty. Get it?

SO, yeah. The girl's been constipated again. There's something going on in her gut. Instead of being surprised about that, I'm actually surprised that we went this long without her gut dysbiosis rearing its ugly head. It's been 6 months since her last round of vancomycin (antibiotic) and nystatin (antifungal). In 2010, I was giving her flagyl every other month and seeing amazing results. Once we started working with Dr. Bock in Rhinebeck, NY and did the month long course of vancomycin and nystatin, we haven't had to do anything nearly as drastic. In fact, I think that did such an amazing job of cleaning up her gut that we were able to go about 6 months before repeating this course of treatment. However, that time (last august) we only did a 2 week course.

We're ready again. It's time. All the usual symptoms are there: constipation, extra stimming (flapping, spinning), scripting. The tell tale signs that there's something going on in her gut, so away we go.....

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