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EEG please

After seeing this a few months ago I am on a mission to get us an EEG.

http://www.ted.com/talks/aditi_shankardass_a_second_opinion_on_learning_disorders

She is my new favourite person. She answered her email. Well I did email the same email every day for three weeks and it was a generic response but still..

It’s true. They diagnosed a life long neurological condition based on an hour behavioural assessment? No EEG for autism.

No nothing for that.

Oh and while I am on the subject might as well have a rant about these same people that diagnose from behaviours then turn their nose up at behaviour based interventions. (ABA). Weird.

Reasons and Cures

Just read another mindblowingly dull article on the causes of autism in today’s Guardian. Infertility treatment apparently. Nil points from me. Nope rings not a single bell. Of all my many problems infertility was not one, quite the surprisingly opposite.

I’m not going to start tonight on what I suspect causes autism on my dark days. Well and light days but light days I don’t ponder it. It’s a bloody fight that won’t be won on this blog I’m sure. Oh alright it’s stupid not to at least summarise now I’ve gone and starteD.. It probably goes Something along the lines of all the crazy stuff we do to our food. E numbers, locust and beetle juice (not too technical I know but you probably know what I mean) and my fave genetically modifying our bloody apples (probably) and rice? i just dont want to know anymore as it makes me feel ill, oh and of course pesticides!?Hello are we really sure? He’ll no we bloody ain’t its just a big global experiment. Nobody upon NO BODY can convince me to be unconvinced. And yes not to sure about vaccines. Sorry if that makes you want to cry. it also makes me want to cry for entirely different reasons. Now I have researched it as much as I can NO BODY will convince me they are safe for eVery little tiny soul. Do I know for sure anything nope. Do I think anyone else is 100%? Nope. So that’s that no real clue but at least I know I don’t know and I’m proud of that and proud that I will think and rethink everything. Lets get it straight I would have been blamed not long ago for not hugging enough. Now at least that I KNOW I can rule out just like the infertility. Phew. 2 down in this blog ; )

Now for cures.
I think I will list them. See what happens.

ABA VB
OT
NAET
GFCF
GF
Cranial
Kinesiology (lucky autocorrect knew that one)
Supplements
Homeopathy
SLT
Pecs
Acupuncture
Chinese herbs
NHS (joke, just seeing if you had fallen asleep)
Massage

There are more I can’t think. I am a big believer in alternative therapies. It’s very simple for me and maybe I’m just like canon as it does seem totally to make sense in my world. I know some seem crazy but here’s why…
Physics. Energy. Everything vibrates at different frequencies. Solid, liquid gas etc. I can look at a table in awe of this fact. Seriously it’s quite crazy but true that lots of tiny things vibrate and conspire to stay together to form that table or even me or you. Now tell me anything rational against alternative therapies. It sounds silly to try to make sense of the non sensical world surely?

Ok how about the fact that we are on a ball floating in the black abyss, we don’t know what we are doing or why we are here. (Said in an Irish accent for full effect like I heard it quoted on bbc4 once by someone I don’t know).

Anyway each to their own I say.

Curtainless windows

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So we just moved and I had so many plans to make it PERFEcT in 3 months. It was in a pretty bad way so I must have been mad. Also now we have no money. Every night now I lay in bed it’s still light and look out through my beautiful oldy worldly windows and I feel pretty lucky. Not sure I want curtains but will probably change my mind when winter comes. Loving this summer.

My son shouts a lot. I came home and he cuddled me then we tried to cajole him to dinner. The dinner or bed option worked for a while but now he just says dinner bed and takes himself upstairs. It’s actually a bit scary. No dinner and taking himself to bed and not sleeping. What to do.

Tonight was different tho he shouted a lot. He shouted all day. After no dinner we went to pick up Raf from his friends house (Rafael my baby no 1 now 8) and I took them for ice cream. He ate all his special frozen yoghurt gluten free cone that I drive across north London for. Rafi loves the place. Frozen yoghurt with jelly men and marshmallows and strawberry sauce ? Urgh me I like it completely plain. Anyway after the ice cream Which Canon managed to say Nice ice cream (sorta) I turned on the radio “nooooo” shouts the backseat despot. Nononono the only song not to get a stampede of nos is Pharrell happy which we all used to love and now cannot bear to listen to we have heard it that many times.

Tonight in the end I decided to play my song and sing very loud until we pulled up at home. I felt happy the boys were disgusted : )

Its the little things.