With the ringing of the new year, we also quit hemming and hawwing over our DAN doctor wanting us to do B12 shots with Wyatt. We should have done this forever ago, but we just cannot handle hurting our kids. Also, lets face it I can barely handle anyone giving myself shots! So I finally said “We gotta do it,” and grudgingly we started. It pretty much sucks…not going to lie. It takes two of us, and Wyatt hates it.
Most people, even the hubs has said why do this?!?! Is it worth it? Absolutely, in my opinion!
All I can say is that I love my son. He is my entire world, I love his smile and hugs when he sees me. My son is one of the most special, and loving people in this world. However, I want my son to have this whole world. I want him to be able to have friends, girlfriends, go to college, get his first job, and just live his life. At this point autism holds him back, and I just want to fight for him. So many autism parents call this the “attack” mode, and maybe I am fighting because I have read and heard so many stories of recovery and improvement and it leads me to hope! As a mom I just can’t ever close the door, and will probably always look for ways to help my son.
So as to the shots, what do I think? Well, we have done the shots for a month and my opinion is that I am seeing improvement. I cannot guarantee that the shots are wholly responsible, but it could be a perfect combination of therapies, school, and the shots. Although, I will say this. Before the shots, Wyatt was having increased tantrums and continued basic use of language (One word communications), however the last 30 days have been amazing. We are seeing more communication, and appropriately used communication. Wyatt also seems to have better understanding when we talk to him, and even follows our requests. I feel like we have a little crack into the world of our son.
We have another month to do the shots, and I cannot wait to see if we continue to see continued progress.