Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The last time we had tested my son's urine for yeast it was a half hearted attempt. He was not potty trained and the urine was mixed with a little water. It had been collected in the tub.
Now that he can go on command we finally got a good sample and scary results to go with it too!
I got the results and then waited about a month to speak to my DAN doc about it.
As it turns out, the OAT identified toxins produced by yeast. Well duh.
He has elevated: hphpa, arabinose, 3 oxyglutaric acid and citramalic acid.
What does this mean?
Well I can go into the entire medical explanation but I really like mine better: THIS MEANS THAT IT SUCKS! yet one more thing that sucks about autism.
Now, my baby will start on grapefruit seed extract, Lacto-duo, colostrum and lipolic acid. Well, what are 4 more supplements to add to his diet?
The scary part is the protocol to follow this week; the grapefruit seed extract for 10 days, then the lipolic acid for 3, DMSA suppositoy on the 2nd and 3rd day concluding with a urine and stool collection to see what metals come out of him and to kill/retest the darn yeast.
My son already takes:
Cod liver oil
So , 13 supplements and 4 additional new ones. Insert deep breath here.
There are days that I want to just take it all away and hand him a bowl of pasta with lots of cheese on it (you know, since he is gf/cf/sf) . But, I know that would do no good either so then, what to do?
I am not looking forward to the die-off phase. I know that it's the bad and then the good but it is very hard to witness the bad. He has also been a little spaced out. We call his name and it' s taking him a good 2 or 3 tries to finally get him to look. This has not been present in about 4 years so it is heartbreaking to see some of that return.
Should make for an interesting post next week when it's all done.