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#21 Daylin

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jul 18 2005, 09:20 PM)
QUOTE (Oberon @ Jul 18 2005, 09:14 PM)
How old is your son?

He's almost 5 1/2

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Imagine if you can loving a child so much...and not knowing what his favorite color is, or what he wants to do today, or what song he wants to sing.  That's what it's like.  He hugs me, he needs me...but I don't KNOW him.  And more than anything, that's what I want.  Just to know him.

Oh Belle,

Now I'm praying double time for your son and you....and your family!

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:54 PM

I am also praying so hard for you and your boy GG  smile.gif Please keep us posted, and also updated with your progress as far as your theory goes? I am in the medical field and hope to one day be a PA...so anything like this fascinates me and I hope that it works out for you guys  smile.gif  

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:58 PM

GG - I will be thinking of you and your son tonight and all day tomorrow.  I hope this works out for him! wub.gif

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE (Trance @ Jul 18 2005, 09:54 PM)
I am also praying so hard for you and your boy GG  smile.gif Please keep us posted, and also updated with your progress as far as your theory goes? I am in the medical field and hope to one day be a PA...so anything like this fascinates me and I hope that it works out for you guys  smile.gif

Definitely, Trance.  Thanks.

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:27 PM

GG, words can't express it.  I'm waiting on the edge of my seat to hear what the Dr says.  cheer.gif Oh My God, how I pray something can be done.   angel.gif Your courage amazes me.  Big hugs for you and your family.   heart.gif -RB

btw - my son, Timothy (who also has autism) turned 6 yesterday...as soon as i outsmart my camera   tongue.gif , i'll post some pics.   wub.gif  

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:29 PM

QUOTE (Rolinda Bonz @ Jul 18 2005, 10:27 PM)
GG, words can't express it.  I'm waiting on the edge of my seat to hear what the Dr says.  cheer.gif Oh My God, how I pray something can be done.   angel.gif Your courage amazes me.  Big hugs for you and your family.   heart.gif -RB

btw - my son, Timothy (who also has autism) turned 6 yesterday...as soon as i outsmart my camera   tongue.gif , i'll post some pics.   wub.gif

Bonzy, you're the first one I thought of when I posted this.  I will most definitely keep you posted.

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 11:17 PM

hugs for you two, RB & GG..  wub.gif  

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 11:23 PM

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hugs for you two, RB & GG..  wub.gif

Ditto that, sisters.  heart.gif  

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 11:43 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jul 18 2005, 09:20 PM)
QUOTE (Oberon @ Jul 18 2005, 09:14 PM)
How old is your son?

He's almost 5 1/2

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Imagine if you can loving a child so much...and not knowing what his favorite color is, or what he wants to do today, or what song he wants to sing.  That's what it's like.  He hugs me, he needs me...but I don't KNOW him.  And more than anything, that's what I want.  Just to know him.

I wish you and your family all the love and strength you need GG!  heart.gif
He's such an adorable and sweet boy, I can imagine that this must hurt you so much!
I hope you finally get the help you need so much..


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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:15 AM

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This may not affect too many people here, but for a long, long time I've been researching a possible connection between thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, and autism.  I have lots and lots of articles to back this up, and while I don't know if it's too late to help my son, if you are a parent, please take note of what I'll periodically post here.  This is a scary issue, and I would feel awful if I didn't share what I'm learning.

I'll post links here as I have time, for those who are interested.

Also, we have an appointment tomorrow with a doctor who believes this to be a true scenario, so I'm cautiously optimistic that we're seeking help while my son is still young enough to benefit from the treatments.

Anyway, thanks for reading, and I'll post some links to articles/research as soon as I can.

(Thimerosal is no longer in vaccines at such alarming levels, but it DOES still exist.  My son was given vaccines containing this vile substance in amounts far exceeding FDA guidelines in 2000-2001.)

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It would be interesting to read those in relation to my son's Aspergers. I'm wondering if it's related to Tourettes as well?

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Dweez...I meant to respond to this before...

Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that was used in many common vaccinations (including the DTaP and HIB vaccines).  Did you son receive these or other vaccinations?  If so, it's worth considering that his Asperger's could have roots in that.

I'll post more stuff about Asperger's here, too.  I have a lot of experience with that as well.

The Tourette's is closely linked, I'm sure.  It's very common for individuals with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) to have Tourettes.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:25 AM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jul 18 2005, 07:20 PM)
QUOTE (Oberon @ Jul 18 2005, 09:14 PM)
How old is your son?

He's almost 5 1/2

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Imagine if you can loving a child so much...and not knowing what his favorite color is, or what he wants to do today, or what song he wants to sing.  That's what it's like.  He hugs me, he needs me...but I don't KNOW him.  And more than anything, that's what I want.  Just to know him.

Having a son practically the same age as you do GG, knowing the magnitude of love that you and I feel for our children, your statement - Imagine if you can loving a child so much...and not knowing what his favorite color is, or what he wants to do today, or what song he wants to sing.  That's what it's like.  He hugs me, he needs me...but I don't KNOW him.  And more than anything, that's what I want.  Just to know him.
My heart is weighted for you, all my prayers for you and for your son - that the desire you have be granted. A simple desire. Please keep us posted on this.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jul 19 2005, 03:20 AM)
QUOTE (Oberon @ Jul 18 2005, 09:14 PM)
How old is your son?

He's almost 5 1/2

user posted image

wub.gif

Imagine if you can loving a child so much...and not knowing what his favorite color is, or what he wants to do today, or what song he wants to sing.  That's what it's like.  He hugs me, he needs me...but I don't KNOW him.  And more than anything, that's what I want.  Just to know him.


GG I really hope with all my heart this works for your son, and Rolinda's son too yes.gif



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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:15 PM

Me too. With all my heart.  heart.gif  

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:46 PM

Maybe this has to do with me maturing , but these post are bringing tears to my eyes...I will pray hard for you and your families GG and Rolinda, But i take solace in knowing that these children have possibly to of the most loving parents a child with this inflicktion could have... God Bless you and yours...

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jul 19 2005, 07:15 AM)
QUOTE (dweezil @ Jul 18 2005, 06:17 PM)
QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jul 18 2005, 03:31 PM)
This may not affect too many people here, but for a long, long time I've been researching a possible connection between thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, and autism.  I have lots and lots of articles to back this up, and while I don't know if it's too late to help my son, if you are a parent, please take note of what I'll periodically post here.  This is a scary issue, and I would feel awful if I didn't share what I'm learning.

I'll post links here as I have time, for those who are interested.

Also, we have an appointment tomorrow with a doctor who believes this to be a true scenario, so I'm cautiously optimistic that we're seeking help while my son is still young enough to benefit from the treatments.

Anyway, thanks for reading, and I'll post some links to articles/research as soon as I can.

(Thimerosal is no longer in vaccines at such alarming levels, but it DOES still exist.  My son was given vaccines containing this vile substance in amounts far exceeding FDA guidelines in 2000-2001.)

ohmy.gif

It would be interesting to read those in relation to my son's Aspergers. I'm wondering if it's related to Tourettes as well?

WTF is Thimerasol? I'll have to search that unsure.gif

Dweez...I meant to respond to this before...

Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that was used in many common vaccinations (including the DTaP and HIB vaccines).  Did you son receive these or other vaccinations?  If so, it's worth considering that his Asperger's could have roots in that.

I'll post more stuff about Asperger's here, too.  I have a lot of experience with that as well.

The Tourette's is closely linked, I'm sure.  It's very common for individuals with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) to have Tourettes.

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Thanks GG heart.gif

I feel so lucky that Max is able to talk to me and function. It's sometimes frustrating with the OCD etc. but it could be a lot worse. yes.gif

Sending love and light to you and your son.

You as well Rolinda heart.gif


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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:42 PM

I'm completely overwhelmed by this outpouring of good thoughts...I shouldn't be surprised, because you guys are just outstanding people.  heart.gif

Okay...doctor's visit went well.  She is new at this (actually she got into it because of a friend of hers with two autistic children) but is at least well-versed in the common theories of the day.  We spent a lot of time discussing the fact that the medical establishment doesn't want to believe that vaccinations (or the preservative therein) could've contributed to autism.  There are other theories, which I'll expound upon later.  Like I said, a definite genetic component exists - Stephen's father has Asperger's, so we don't have to wonder about that part.

Anyway...our adventure begins with two hair analyses: Stephen's hair from his first baby haircut (which I somehow managed to hold onto for five years) compared to a sample that we'll take in a couple of weeks.  Both samples will be tested for the presence of toxins, specifically heavy metals like lead and mercury.  And it's a bit surprising to realize that what we're actually looking for is an extremely LOW level of mercury in the baby hair.  The idea is that, if, as we suspect, Stephen's body can't excrete toxins like mercury, there should be a below average amount in his baby hair - so we'll be able to correctly assume that instead of excreting it, it migrated to his brain, where it more than likely wreaked havoc on his development.

Here is ONE link for this afternoon...http://www.healing-arts.org/children/holmes.htm#results.  There's a table embedded in that page with data regarding results, which is encouraging to say the least---the younger the child, the better the results, it seems.

That link takes you to a fantastic article...those of you who are interested would find it an excellent, easy to read summary of the whole process.

Thanks again for your time and attention...this means SO much to me, to have people with whom to share this.  heart.gif

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:56 PM

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:06 PM

Oooops...one more GREAT link:

If you're not into an "all natural," or holistic lifestyle, don't let the "wellness" aura smile.gif of this article dissuade you.  Read on...trust me, my family eats way too much junk (that may be changing soon) but regardless, this information is worth checking out.  The book mentioned in this article, Evidence of Harm, is an excellent resource as well.  Written by a journalist with no clear ties to either side, it presents facts as well as any book I've seen.

Anyhoo...the link: http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/autism.htm

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:08 PM

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:20 PM

GG, you have my thoughts and prayers with you too, and I look forward to you updating us when you get more information.

This might seem like a really dumb and maybe very obvious question, but since they started removing the large quantities of that metal from vaccinations in 2001, have cases of autism among children dropped dramatically, or at all?  I just thought that would be the most obvious verification of this theory...

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