Allergy induced autism
Hi, this is our story..our beautiful daughter at the age of 13 months began to show signs of autism. She lost what speech she had,
never came to us for comfort if she fell or hurt herself,
lost all eye contact,
was walking on her tip toes,
began to echo what she heard on tv,
began to bite her hand in frustration,
excluded herself at play group, with chairs in semi circle around herself,
unpredicable sleep patterns,
running up and down the hall,
bouts of thrush...THEN. At the age of 22months herself and 4 year old brother contracted a bout of gastro.. i never gave them food for 4 days , only liquids....one night Megan was in her cot and I gave her a drink of water before bed. She looked me right in the eye and pressed hard on my forehead...? My nephew who was 5 at the time and had been diagnosed with Autism had had a small change in his behaviour , with the help of eliminating Wheat/Glutton and Lactose from his diet.
I came down and discussed with my husband about what had just happened with Megan. For your child to be locked away for so long and getting progressivly worse, what harm would be done in trying the diet for her. As soon as she was well to eat food we started, she took to it straight away. The milk was the hardest but with a bit of Nesquick (gradually reduced over time) it was ok on her part, but mine ...wow shopping took ages.
But anyway she is now 12 and is in mainstream school and has been since nursery.
She was assessed by a phsycologist and a child behavourialist. At the 12 month review they were astounded.."whatever you have done ,carry on, you have a very bright little girl" I cried with relief.
Now i don't know if we caught the 'illness' intime, before any damage was done. Who knows??
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