Many of y'all have asked about Elijah supplements
after his neurotransmitter testing.
Here they are!
He takes them at breakfast, lunch, dinner and bed time.
He is taking:
Amino Acid NR
What do these do for him?
With these supplements we are trying to rebuild his missing
or imbalanced enzymes and cofactors in his chemistry.
These supplements are not a bandaid that makes him behave NOW!
Rather we are trying to allow his body to heal itself.
We are not totally against med for our boy,
but we have to try this first.
We have to think long term, not just a quick fix
so that we can get through the day.
(though some days I sure would love that!
for him and me!)
Do we see a difference?
Yes and No.
we see a little boy who is learning to understand
what his body needs,
before impulsively reacting to the need.
it's not a quick fix.
We did have a rough day yesterday,
but in the realm of "rough days'
that Elijah has had -
it was a calm, rough day.
Does that make sense?
What sets off these episodes?
Many of Elijah's episodes are set off from fear.
Fear of change is a big one!
Elijah loves his school and classroom.
Weekends are often very hard for him.
Though he loves being home and playing with the family -
it is a transition and transitions are hard.
Knowing that he has a week off of school,
and his familiar schedule,
this is very hard.
He is also very excited that Kenzie, Uncle JB and Mimi
are coming home for Thanksgiving!!
We are all excited, but again, this is different,
and Elijah doesn't know what to expect.
So, we will pull him closer and give him little
projects to help him stay focused
It's a lot of work,
but it's so worth it!
Some of the kids were asking the other day,
why does Elijah do what he does,
and one reason is because he is sooooo very sensitive!
He and Jailyn tie for being the "mother hens" of the
They both want to take care of their other siblings.
Elijah shows compassion to Hagan.
He prays for Hagan constantly,
and wants to help in anyway he can.
(Thankfully Hagan's brace scares Elijah a bit -
so he's not taking Hagan's care into his own hands. )
He is not a bad kid!
He is a kiddo who needs healing!
He wants so badly to make good choices!
So far, he is making better choices with these supplements.