Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wow, he's awfully calm...

Both my husband and I have been remarking the last few days how CALM Dominic has been since we started Christmas break.  He's not argued when we've turned the TV off, he's amused himself quietly (inside because its been chilly), followed directions, had zero meltdowns, and generally been fantastic.   Verbals seem to be holding steady.

Whats changed?

Well - that requires a history lesson.  4 years ago when we started seeing Dominic's chiropractor, she started doing weekly liver drainage manually on him because every single time she saw him his liver was congested.  We have tried a TON of liver sup's even going back to DAN days and none of them really helped.  The IonCleanse by AMD got rid of the undereye circles he had (which are an external manifestation of a congested liver), but he still tested for her as having congestion.  This makes sense to me because the IonCleanse creates a separate detox pathway that bypasses the normal pathways to get the garbage out. So the analagy is that if the liver was the front door, with Dominic we were throwing the garbage out the window because the door was blocked.

A month or so ago, after attending a seminar that talked a lot about the PMG products from Standard Process, Dr Susan suggested that we start a series of PMG products on Dominic, starting with the liver one, then the brain one, and then the adrenals, and potentially other organs as needed.  Dr Kara agreed they were a good idea, and we muscle tested Dominic for the order to do them in and the dosages.

What is Hepatrophin PMG?   From this PDF

Protomorphogen™ extract is the brand name of Standard Process’ extracts
derived from nucleoprotein-mineral molecules. The foundation for the function
of these uniquely formulated nucleoprotein-mineral extracts comes from the
antigen-antibody reaction that takes place during normal cell maintenance.
The antigenic properties promote healthy cellular division, function, and
growth. When a tissue needs support, at least a dozen different compounds
are formed that can cause white blood cells to travel together toward the
compromised area. These compounds include degenerative products of the
tissues themselves. They strongly activate the macrophage system, and within
a few hours, the macrophages begin to devour the destroyed tissue byproducts.
At times, the macrophages can also affect the structure of the remaining
healthy cells. The bovine liver PMG™ extract in Hepatrophin PMG appears to
neutralize the circulating antibodies, thereby contributing to the maintenance
of cellular health

In laymans terms - we are operating under the assumption that his body has decided to attack his liver (auto-immune style), so we are providing him with cow liver extract so that his body attacks that instead of his own liver and allows his own liver to rest and heal.

Dominic also strongly muscle tested for a product called Cellular Vitality, which reads like a mitochondrial support.   Mito has been on my mind for a while, because he's got a couple of the classic mito mutations but he doesn't present like he has mito right now - a virus doesn't cause a regression (anymore.  it used to).   So we started the Cellular vitality, waited 3 days and then started the Hepatrophin PMG.  He actually had a bit of a histamine response to it so we're backing the dose down and watching closely (histamine reaction is red ears, can be the allergy shiners, etc), but as of today Dr Susan says that while still congested, his liver is feeling healthier.

THe plan is to maintain the hepatrophin PMG dosage and add in the Neurotrophin PMG at the point that we'd been on the full dose of Hepatrophin for a solid week.  That puts us adding the Neurotrophin next week.  If all goes well, we will circulate through all his organs. 

As far as I can tell, using PMG's like this is uncharted territory in Autism and we are winging it here.  I think its really tremendously important to document what we're doing, and that we're doing it under the care of multiple medical professionals.  I wrote an article for TMR the other day that talks about the model of care we're using, and this is a really good example of how its working. One provider suggests something and it resonates with me, and the other provider gets to weigh in and we all together have input and feedback - but at the end of the day its up to Mom and Dad if we do it. 

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