Wednesday, February 9, 2011

autism and biomedicine

When I became a mom, my life has changed drastically. it was the happiest moment of my life. i have made a pledge that i will do everything and anything for my daughter. So when i found out that she has ASD i didn't settle by just giving her therapy and early intervention.

Then i have learned about GFCF and Defeat Autism Now. During that time, Dra. Rhodora Ibasco was the only doctor who practices biomedicine in the Philippines. So i made a call to Comprehensive Center for Autism & Other Related for an appointment.

It was January 2010 when I started giving my daughter supplements. She has several issues that we wanted to address. Here's the list to name a few:
  •  Constipation
  •  Sleeplessness
  •  No eye contact
  •  Walks in tip toe
  •  Does not look at object pointed
  •  Not aware of surroundings
  •  Repetitive movements like closing and opening of door, spinning wheels
  •  Picky eater
  •  High tolerance in pain
Dra. Ibasco already migrated to the USA and Dr. Samera was the one who took over the clinic. Buti na lang I did my assignment before going to the clinic so when he explain the supplements hindi naman ako natulala.=)
Just on the first appointment ang dami daming supplements agad ang binigay. Geez, how could my little girl take all those supplements!

Basic supplements given are as follows:
  • Cod liver oil
  • Syndion SF - this one costs Php4,500 and my daughter didn't want the taste no matter what we do she won't take it. (4,500 down the drain, hayzz)
  • Calcium magnesium
  • Zinc picolinate
  • Probiotic support formula
  • Truflora
Imagine, all those supplements plus GFCF diet. What else could be more difficult than these. But I'm glad to be doing these for my daughter coz I'm seeing positive results. Konting tyaga lang talaga but I know we are on the road to recovery.

After a few months of giving those supplements here are the changes:
**Please note that we have tried to do GFCF 100% kaya lang pag may occassion we cant avoid giving her "forbidden" foods.
  • Eye contact improved
  • Tip toeing was decreased
  • There are occasions of inappropriate giggling
  • Became hyperactive
  • Verbal stimms
  • Tapping of fingers
  • Constipation still not resolved.
On Sept 2010 we decided to consult Dra. Girlmar Leones. She practices pediatrics and natural medicine. She's very warm and pleasant. she has dealt with a lot a kids with autism so i know we are in good hands. New doctor, new supplements. So aside to the basic that were given by Dr. Samera wherein few were stopped and additional supplements were given, here are the current supplements we are giving to my daughter.
  • Cod liver oil
  • Aloe vera
  • Pure energy
  • Melatonin
  • MB12 oral
  • Animal Parade
  • Calcium Magnesium
  • Zinc
 In a few days of taking it results are as follows:
  • Better sleep at night. no more nap time for her. she has more energy during the day and sleeps soundly at night.
  • She tries to eat meat now.
  • Tantrums increased
  • Hyperactivity is still present

1 comment:

  1. Hello! i just read your blog. How much is dr leones consultation? How is your daughter? Is she attending regular school?