Week 5

Supplements given: 1 tsp of California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil (First Cold Press) 1/8 tsp of Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Lemon Flavor and 1 tsp a day of NOW Foods Inulin Prebiotic

February 21, 2018 – Today I decided to increase his inulin and he tolerated it just fine. His bowel movements have been consistent but on the softer side after taking his supplements. I’m now putting all his supplements in one bottle for breakfast since we’re trying to limit his bottles and spoon feed him more now that he has shown enjoyment in eating by spoon. It’s still an ongoing challenge but he eventually shows genuine interest after a few minutes of pushing us away.

Children hands close-up

February 22, 2018 – Vincent is loving the one bottle a day instead of two bottles of supplements and it’s making my life easier too! He’s doing very well with his therapy sessions. Much more attentive to his programs even though the receptive id protocol upsets him. We’ve noticed he is eating so much more than usual and he has begun whimpering more when going about his daily activities. I spoke with my girlfriend about it and she mentioned her son is doing the same thing; both boys started the protocol around the same time.

February 23, 2018 – Vincent is truly so playful lately. He is interacting with everyone is the house and even looking to play with the dog.

February 24, 2018 – I woke up this morning to Vincent clapping! He had the biggest smile on his face… truly from ear to ear and CLAPPING!!!! I’m sure some people are reading this and thinking “He’s 2 yrs old, he should be clapping all the time”… But not this little boy! It took months of therapy to finally get him to understand that clapping is enjoyable so for him to wake up and lay in bed with a smile on his face while he’s clapping is truly music to my ears! Today was a great day all around.

February 25, 2018 – Ahhh Sunday Funday with the family is always the best! It’s a day that we can dedicate to the kids and not focus on schedules and structure. We can literally let the kids dictate how the day plays out and that’s OK! Our kids need the chance to explore and express themselves since that’s not always possible with our busy schedules revolving around work, school and therapy sessions. Vincent played so nicely with his sister. This is one gain that I see improve a little more with each passing day. I’m even thinking about involving him in a few group activities with other children.

February 26, 2018 – I’ve noticed giving him his supplements in the first bottle of the day has made a world of difference with him. He actually finishes every last drop on the first try. Vincent has been more attentive to his therapy sessions and showing more interest in his surroundings. He’s even more vocal! I contribute this to the increase in his inulin dosage.

February 27, 2018 – We had shrimp and spaghetti in olive oil with garlic. I always try to give him a taste of what we’re having for dinner since eating is an ongoing issue for him. He loved it! The more flavor, the better! I would say today was a great day since we have another dish under his belt. It’s truly the little things that mean the most during his journey.

Summary: I’ve increased his inulin from 1/2 tsp a day to a full tsp a day and have seen great improvement in him. We’ve seen many gains with Vincent since starting the protocol but the most gains were seen once I upped his inulin dosage. He is becoming more interactive with each passing day, playing appropriately with his toys and his sister. He wants to be out and about and playing with other children which is outside of his comfort zone. 

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