What’s Today Again???

MONDAY FUN

We LOVE Monday’s around here, actually we love all days of the week but who’s counting. Today was not a late start Monday at school but all the better for me because it allowed me to get so much done this afternoon .  I have one binder down for summer homeschooling and I have 2 more to go.  I set up face to face interviews with new nanny’s today, transferred all the posts from my Blogger blog to my WordPress blog for my businesses.  Today has been filled with fun.

MONDAY ~ FULLER STYLE

So today’s supplements were Juice Plus, Acetyl L Carnitine, Serrapeptase and Min Chex.  The kids were very focused today, Marcus, Jr did very well listening and following directions in Starbucks this afternoon,  Jai Lynn did a great job following and understanding directions, Mason did a great job following directions also.  We topped tonight off with showers and melatonin for the older kids, teeth brushing and a story.   There is only two more weeks left of school and I’m excited.  Marcus, Jr has a speech evaluation  this Thursday but I’m not sure about this place I’ve not heard good things about it so we probably will be cancelling.

I don’t do homework, why because my kids have done enough at school. Now in saying that we do “home work” which is chores, kitchen math, we have conversations about any and everything and we spend time together.  I never got the concept of sending homework home,  other than the fact that it’s a cycle of punishment enacted on the parent by the schools. I mean really when you go to a “job” (which is what school is essentially) who brings work home from a “job” a career maybe, a job, no. You do you time and come home.

 

MONDAY ~ HOW IT ENDS

So how does it end for me? Well I have two more blogs to post to (Stampin’ &  Organizing with Charm and Charmed Profits) then it’s yoga, meditation and bed.  Tomorrow’s “to do” list is ready to go and so am I.  Autism is treatable, your children can be healed.  If you are willing to change your mindset and put in the work it can be done.  Our days are so full because we choose for them to be. We choose to focus on the great things our kids do, we choose to focus on the joy.

So Until Next Time

Peace, Love and Recovery

The Fullers

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Week One Updates

So we have been going strong for a week with Dakhari’s Protocol.  The only elements missing are the ever important probiotics but we have been doing well.  I have been doing probiotics via smoothies using greek yogurt but we don’t have keifer, raw sauerkraut,  kombucha or coconut keifer at this time will be getting some things together so we can make our own but we don’t have any left.

So for the past week we have been doing the following:

  • MRM Attention Gels – up to twice a day during school week up to three times during weekends
  • Min Chex – up to twice a day during school week up to three times a day during weekends 30 minutes before each meal
  • NADH – on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 30 minutes prior to eating
  • Divine Child Drink -1 Tablespoon every day (baby gets 1/4 tsp.)
  • Activated Charcoal – 1 capsule 1-2 times per day
  • Methyl B-12 – 1 tablet per day
  • Vitamin D3 – 3,000 i.u. per day
  • Chelated Molybdenum – 1 tablet per day
  • Niacinamide – 1 tablet per day
  • Serrapeptase – 2 capsules per day during the weekends only (Friday – Sunday)
  • Acetyl L Carnitine – 1 capsule per day
  • Castor Oil Wrap – we did one today and will do another tomorrow since they are out of school
  • Zeolite- 1 tablespoon each night
  • Epsom Salt bath – Marcus had one on Wednesday with 2 cups of Epsom Salt and both kids had one today with 1 cup of Epsom Salt after their Castor Oil Wrap
  • Clay Bath – I gave Clay Baths last Saturday they will receive one tomorrow
  • Melatonion – 1 1mg tablet 30 minutes prior to bedtime
  • For Marcus only – Vimpat 12 mL 2x per day

So some of the gains we have seen this week:

Jai Lynn:

  • Decreased emotional outbursts
  • Increased understanding of what is being told to her
  • It seems as if her memory has gotten better

This week I will begin to track her academic and social progress.  Going to try and get her involved in some youth activities at church and try to find out more on the girls in her class. Will be adjusting the working binder tomorrow (now that I have ink in my printer) with checklists so I can graph out how she’s progressing.

Marcus, Jr.:

  • He is responding appropriately to questions asked of him
  • He seems to have a greater understanding if what is going on

Although, getting him to sit through a meal is still a challenge he will still sit.  On Saturday dad asked him where my computer mouse was, Marcus, Jr said, “Right there” and reached behind some paper and handed it to me.  I then told him thank you and he said you’re welcome.  In church today they had an assignment where they had to write who or what they where thankful for and here is Marcus, Jr’s reply, the teacher said he did it himself! It has been two weeks and 4 days since his last seizure, I think this is the longest time, he has a neurology appointment this week so we have to get some test results and see what our next course of action is.  He has been a bit more edgy at times it seems only when he is trying to communicate something otherwise he has been very happy as usual.

 

This week we will be tracking his attention, focus, hyper activity, academic progress, and social skills.

Mason:

This has been a tantrum week this week as everything no causes him to fall on the floor and cry.  We have been reading with him this week and he follows along with his finger and tries to repeat the words you say as you read.  He has been trying to have conversation (at least in his mind) and we are still working on not eating pens, markers or drawing on walls.  We started potty training (kind of) on Friday, he was happy to be in underware but continued to squat.  Because I haven’t potty trained anyone in a while I will need to read up on it 🙂

Coming up in the next month or so we will be trying some new supplements that I have discovered at a Wellness Retreat held by the church we attend. There will be a blog on all of the great resources from that retreat tomorrow.

Love and Blessings

Charmaine

 

ADHD Blues

Among all of the other fun things that my older son has to deal with ADHD is sometimes the most annoying of them all. Let me re-phrase IT IS THE MOST ANNOYING. I often laugh to keep from losing my mind.  Well we were doing well in the land of ADHD for quite some time (it was probably a week or so but in our world a week of great behavior feels like a lifetime as does a week of not so great behavior) but just this week his teacher had been telling me that she has been having quite a difficult time getting him to attend to his school work and focus on things in the classroom.  I have been having a hard time getting in to focus in the parking lot (something we used to be able to do well), at home during homework time and during other activities.  We had lessened the television time as well as given him some structured time even on the weekends so I was wondering what else I could do because this was getting on my nerves.

Today was Chiropractor day and  I was going to ask the chiropractor  what we could do for the ADHD as one of the chiropractors Dr. Smith does nutrition counseling so since we saw him today I figured now is as good of a time as any to ask him if he could help us.

Prior to going to the chiropractors office I knew something had to be done so I went and picked up MRM Attention Gels, we had tried Source Naturals Attentive Child but he ate them all like candy. So my tip to you if you have a child that likes to eat and will eat anything when hungry (for example I told Marcus, Jr he couldn’t have any more apples so he ate all of his supplement in one sitting because he couldn’t have apples) then Attentive Child may not be for you, especially if your child can’t distinguish between supplement and food or knows all of your hiding spots.  We decided to try something new that wouldn’t require me to hide the supplement and he wouldn’t see it as candy or a treat. The MRM Attention Gels are to be taken 1 softgel up to 3 times per day with a meal. I am going to have both Marcus, Jr (ADHD) and Jai Lynn (ADD) take that one. The chiropractor recommended a supplement to help calm his nervous system called Min-Chex and he will take that one alone.

I will chronicle his journeys to see how less “extra” he is and if Jai Lynn gains more attention to detail and focus.

But, so far so good, within his first few hours of taking the Min-Chex my husband asked me if I had given him anything because he seemed more calm.  So, we will try these things out as well as the meditation and yoga that we have him doing.  Thinking good thoughts and knowing we will see some positive changes.

This is going to be a great year for my kids.

Love and Blessings

Charmaine