Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's official

I just realized that I never blogged about our official diagnosis. We've "known" for years but there were so many things that convinced me otherwise and we just didn't really want to hear it. My little guy (10 now) had his full battery of private testing last month and got a diagnosis of Autism-Aspergers, and Anxiety disorder. I hear that's about the age a lot of high functioning kids are diagnosed because the world starts to become more abstract and while others are growing up emotionally, these kids aren't. We've been going through a mourning of sorts because the words are hard to hear. That's why I didn't put this on the blog for a while. But, if the purpose is to help others who have the same issues, it should be made known. Who knows what great people will find help through natural foods when googling aspergers-diet or aspergers-food. As I've said many times before, it doesn't take everything away and it's not going to "cure" everyone with autism but it does make a dramatic difference in the level of symptoms. I know that a lot of people talk about gluten free/casein free but so many try that diet while still including petroleum. PLEASE try both together first! I have heard of so many failures to improve with only gluten/casein free but I rarely hear of a failure to improve with petroleum free (when actually following Feingold).
Thanks to everyone for your support and I'd love any comments or suggestions. I've written so much about our life that the blog has been super slow and I just post articles here and there. Love you all, Danika


Anonymous said...

We too received a diagnosis of Aspergers for our 7 year old daughter last year. You're right, those are some hard words to hear. We've had to mourn the "ideal" daughter we had dreamt of, and accept that our normal is just a little less "ideal" than everybody elses. She's still just as awesome as ever, we just have a name now to attach to the melt-downs, and obsessions with ridiculous(to us)things. At least our life is NEVER boring!

Grace said...

haha I was just going over my blog and realized that I didn't even know how to spell Aspergers. :) lol. I'd rather make a comment than just edit the article, now you know I'm a real person and I make spelling mistakes.