Autism Supplements

A Year Really Has Made a Difference

A year ago today, I was pretty down. This is the post I wrote where I mentioned how G was scratching us, sleeping poorly, among other things.

While no big miracles happened with his stem cell injection, or any of his supplements (or the break we had from them all), I am happy that we have still tried a lot of new things in the past year. I am feeling more comfortable – and less down.

We still have a ton of supplements and medicines in our cereal cabinet. From cromolyn sodium, to TRS spray and our newest addition of nystatin, we are getting somewhere, and G is happier and better than ever at this very moment. I kept asking myself, is it really true? The answer is yes.

When I dropped him off at therapy today, he was strongly seeking my approval when he put his jacket on the coat hooks. I am focused on basic life skills lately, just so he can take care of himself, and he usually gets upset when he can’t get his hood on the hook. Today when he finally got that coat on the hook, he got super close to my face, stared deep into my eyes and waited for me to say good job. He smiled and ran off happily to look for a toy. It was a big defining moment of how he really is changing. And for that today, I am happy.

Plus spring is coming. He needs sun on his face and long walks again. We all do.

Favorite Quotes and Inspiration for Moms

I am grateful for:

early wake ups because I have children to love,

a house to clean because I have a safe place to live,

laundry because I have nice clothes to wear,

dirty dishes because I have food to eat,

crumbs under the table because I have family meals together,

shopping to do because I have money to use,

toilets to clean because I have indoor plumbing,

lots of noise because the kids are having fun,

endless questions because my kids are learning,

getting into bed sore and tired because I’m still alive.

We are born in one day, we can die in one day, we can change in one day, we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day – Gayle Evans

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them. – Richard l Evans

Empowered women empower women.

We’re all stories in the end. Make it a good one.

Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soil. Max Ehrmann

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

“When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning.” Bertrand Russell

“You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I will always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”

Secret to life: Eat half. Walk double. Laugh triple. Love without measure.

You can’t never let anything happen to him,then nothing would ever happen to him. – Dory

The days are long, but the years are short.

Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.

And she loved a little boy (girl).

Your voice is my favorite sound.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone keeping gives you courage.

Home is where your honey is.

You bet your buns.