Sunday, February 28, 2010

Caleb's follow up with natural doctor

We found out that Caleb has the start of a stomach ulcer and some bad bacteria. So he is on some natural medication to treat that. We found out that Caleb has food allergies to wheat, dairy, gluten, etc... The special diet we have put him on seems to be helping. Now if we can just get these other things lined out. My Grandma has been recieving these news letters from Dr. Wright at the Tahoma Clinic for years. She kept telling me that we needed to take Caleb. I am so glad that we did. We went to the pediatrician and got no help. Caleb's speech delay has always been strange. I never understood why some days he talks good and other days not good. On good days I would feel at peace thinking everything was going to be ok. Then on the bad days I would cry and feel helpless. I know autistic children who have been healed by a special diet. Caleb is not autistic. I will let you know if this helps. Our health insurance does not pay for natural doctors. We spent 1,000$ at the Tahoma Clinic. This was for a few tests, 2 hour consultation, and two follow up visits. And all the information we learned about our son was well worth it.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Caleb has food allergies

The natural doctor sent us to the lab for some allergy testing. Caleb has allergies to wheat, gluten, dairy, pineapple, and a few other things. Our son loves cheese pizza. We make them by using a corn tortilla, goats cheese, and pizza sauce. It is so nice that we will be able to give him something he likes to eat. We have been sticking to this new diet for a few days. I hope it will help him feel better.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Going to see a Natural doctor

We will be taking Caleb to see a Natural doctor on Tuesday. He gets sick every time he eats. Pediatrician has not been helpful. So we are going to the Tahoma Clinic. My grandma has got DR. Wright newsletters for many years. I believe he started the Tahoma Clinic in Renton Washington. We will let you know what we find out. I want to take Caleb before this health care bill gets thru. We may not have freedom to look at alternative medical treatments. I want to find out what vitamins and minerals Caleb is deficient in where we can boost his immune system.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope that everyone has a Happy New Year. I pray that 2010 will be a good year. If your child has a speech delay I pray that you make a lot of progress this year. It is a very long journey. Hang in there and never give up. Progress happens so slow. Sometimes you need to look back and think how far your child has come. Never compare your child to other kids. Always think about 3 months ago or 1 year ago. Think about where you were and how far you have come. And you will see that you are making progress. Good luck this year.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year

I wanted to talk about a reading book that has helped us very much. As Caleb was learning to read he was learning to talk. Caleb had problems with sh, ch, etc. Certain blends were impossible for Caleb. Sh and Ch were painful for him to learn. Even now if he gets tired it comes out wrong. I bought hooked on phonics K and first grade. It comes with a cd that you play along with a workbook. It goes over these sounds. The cd will say sh and the sound several times. Then It has a few pages of words that go with the sound. For example "Sh" has a few pages with words like ship. dish, wish, etc.... We went over sh for several months. I don't think I could have made it without the Hooked on phonics cd. We would listen to it in the car. Wonderful product. It helps with reading. But for me it helped us with speech. This is a great product to use at home with your kids as well as homework from your speech therapist.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

An epedemic

There seems to be an epedemic of speech delay all across America. I know of two other boys at church that also have speech delay. Maybe I am paying more attention. But it seems like there are more and more children with speech delays. When Caleb was born it never occured to me that he would have such a hard time learning how to talk. It is so sad that all the professionals know how to do is place a label on our children. I have put Caleb on a natural supplement called Seanol. It is good for many things. It seems to help him with concentration and memory. We have seen a differnce with his school work. Seanol is something that everyone should research and see if its something that might help you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009