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Quick overview: My understanding of our son Finn’s current state is that some contributing factors other than solely neurological issues may be to blame. Without the cause the effect is often hard to dissolve. So let’s look at some known and unknowns….

AUTISM: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. It is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people.

ASBERGERS: Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) considered to be on the “high functioning” end of the spectrum. Affected children and adults have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive behaviors. Motor development may be delayed, leading to clumsiness or uncoordinated motor movements. Compared with those affected by other forms of ASD, however, those with Asperger syndrome do not have significant delays or difficulties in language or cognitive development. Some even demonstrate precocious vocabulary – often in a highly specialized field of interest.

CLAIMS:

|  Environmental (Soy Formula, Water, Food)  |  Amalgams  |  Jaundice Link  |  Genetics  |  Heavy Metals/Vaccinations  |  IUD  |  Yeast  |

Silver Amalgams

July 25, 1993

Silver Amalgams

Pretty much since I was 10 I’ve had silver amalgam fillings. I’ve been struggling with pain in my ears and jaw, ear popping, muffled hearing, and headaches for almost 3…

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Ean’s Birth

June 3, 2003

Ean’s Birth

When Ean was born he would not latch to breastfeed. He had jaundice at high levels (21.6 bilirubin) which was later treated with light treatments. He was given regular formula,…

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Mold Issue?

January 27, 2006

Mold Issue?

2003-2006: When Ean was born I lived in a house that I later found out had a mold issue growing in the walls there very same walls I slept next…

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IUD Implant

November 12, 2011

IUD Implant

2011: We decided to become pregnant I had my copper IUD removed that an implanted for 5 years, they said it could take 3 months to become pregnant, I could…

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UTI/Yeast Infections

January 27, 2012

UTI/Yeast Infections

2012: I had a few UTI’s and at least two Yeast Infections during pregnancy with Finn (one of which was treated for sure, I can’t recall the second). I was…

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Low Blood Protein

May 27, 2012

Low Blood Protein

2012: Had bloodwork for Prescreening and blood protein was found to be on low side .4 / .5 above normal. Questions: Is this relative? What is the prescreening test for?…

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Food Poisoning

August 25, 2012

Food Poisoning

2012: I had a bad batch of Harry and David peanut butter possibly infected with Salmonella poisoning in July/Sept of Finn’s birth. Question: Could this be a concern? Research: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm323010.htm…

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Breastmilk Jaundice

September 20, 2012

Breastmilk Jaundice

2012: Finn had Jaundice which was treated slowly. I continued to breastfeed him despite the claims with pregnancy with Ean that this only made matters worse. Questions: Is it really…

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Hormonal Breakouts!

October 16, 2012

Hormonal Breakouts!

2012-2014: During and up to almost 2 years following pregnancy of Finn I battled horrific acne that as treated with anti-bacterial pills that cleared it up. Also, I started to…

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Colic Baby

October 26, 2012

Colic Baby

2012: Finn had some colic. He was switched to Enfamil Soy Prossobee ( a now known to me, GMO offender) to help calm stomach gas pains and colic. However, unlike…

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Vaccination Hell

August 14, 2013

Vaccination Hell

2013: At not even 2 years old, Finn has had 20 vaccinations, on some days up to 5 in one sitting. I wish I knew to not trust shots. I…

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Ean Possibly ADD?

– Intelligent with no speech and language delay. Noticeable stimming early on

eanSTIMS/ISSUES: Cringes nose, hard breaths, flailing arms, running back and forth, rocking on fours, funny noises, lack of eye contact at about 2 y/o. Not responding well to name. Super focused. Fascination with trains, ling up stacking by orders. Prefers to play alone for long periods of time. Too antsy to sit and sleep with. Always wakes early. Thomas, SB, Mario, NOW: Issues with bed wetting. Issues with emotions and communications those expressions. Late in understand empathy. Immature for age. Not typical logical sense. Clumsy. Very forgetful. Gets easily frustrated. Some lack of Empathy.Lack of Motivation Lack of Passion and Dreams Lack of common sense Mirroring ones wishes/expectations on self Lack of Interest in more than a few things (video games, books) Specialized knowledge and skill in few things. Cant express emotions verbally Often referred to as gifted, highly intelligent Frustration and disappointment when ideals are not reached. Advanced vocabulary Needs constant reminders and guidance. Forgetfulness. Clumsiness ( unexplained or constant accidental “bang-ups”). Not aware of ones body’s limits. Odd eye contact at times. Blank stare difficulty listening, following instructions or finishing tasks. Fidget and squirm, interrupt others, and have difficulty sitting quietly. Compulsion. Anxiety Boredom and impatience. Difficulty observing boundaries and channeling their intense energy. Disregard for, or open questioning of, rules and traditions. Video Games.

Finn: ASD Diagnosis

– Language and speech delay. Communication delay. Non verbal communication.

cropped-2014-07-13-18-33-53.jpg STIMS: Regression in behavior and speech. Head dragging, teeth grinding, jumping, waking often, trouble sleeping at times, avoids eye contact, shy, doesn’t seem to remember people, pushes away when given affection at times, seems anxious around people, clenching of eyes, poking at eyes, rubbing eyes, super focused, lines thing up, stacks things. Throws head into blanket, wants to bounce. Pooh, Super Why, Baby First.

Similarities: Stacking, lining up, obsession with characters tv shows, strange sounds noises, avoid eye contact, hard to get attention even at name. Picky eaters, small menu. White Tongue, Jaundice, Issues breastfeeding/latching on, soy formula due to colic. Sensory overload (music makes them hide/close eyes)
Differences: No speech, language or communication delay for Ean. Finn shows interests in creative activities like art and instruments.
Possible Indicators & Causes: Mold in home, Jaundice, Genes, GMO’s, Soy Formula, Low Protein, White tongue, Yeast, Infections, UTI, Breastmilk, Iron overload/deficiency, IUD (5 years copper implant), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vaccinations?