Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Road Before Us

Many of my friends have stated that when we have reached the end of this leg of our journey that I should write a book. I am not a writer, but I thought that it might be good to document our progress for my sanity.
We are embarking on this road using the biomedical method to treat our children. I have learned through our research that each child with Autism has a different treatment. This is one reason that Autism is such a mystery. There is not just one cause and the treatments depend on the manifestation of the syndrome. This makes each child's treatment a bit different. Also each child's body will respond differently to each treatment. What works with one for one symptom will not work for another with the same symptom. We have 3 we are treating.
Our Family is on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. This consists of Meats, veggies, fruits and some dairy. I will get into the science behind the diet in a different post. I will also be posting recipes on this blog. I get very board with the same foods day after day (it is a good thing my kids like the same things. Makes it easy for me.) I am consistently trying to come up with different ways to fix our standard ingredients.
I will also voice our triumphs and roadblocks here. I am sure there will also be a few posts that have a bit of frustration. This is not an easy journey. It is not a fast journey. But I am sure that at the end of this segment I will look back on all that has been accomplished do as the lame man did when he was healed by Peter and John "he went jumping and leaping and Praising God."
It is My Father God who has called us to this road. He has gone before us. We will follow his direction and see where it takes us.

7 comments:

Jenny B said...

Jennie I am so excited to see how God will work in your lives as you trust Him in this journey!

Monica said...

I'm so excited!! You are going to be so glad that you have a place to record what is going on in the life of your family. But more than that I know that God is going to be using you in amazing ways to encourage many others. You are doing such a great job loving each of your kids. I'm glad I'll get to read about it:)

Heather L. said...

I'm so happy about your blog! i hope it will be an encouragement to you and to many others!

Elizabeth said...

I love you and will be praying for you during this journey. It is and will be hard at times, but God will get you through it.

Alaina said...

Welcome to blogger world! I'm so glad you are documenting your journey. I know it will encourage and bless many - including your kids. You are a wonderful mom and an inspiration to me! Praying for you.

Kevin & Amy said...

We're looking forward to learning more! It's encouraging to watch you love and grow with your kids through this!

Katrina the Magnificat said...

Jennie,

This is Katrina N. :) I saw that you were blogging from Monica's blog ... anyways.... My best friend has a child with autism, and it has really opened my eyes to a lot of things * i have so much respect for her and her husband after watching him for a weekend .. He is so sweet, but man, it was exhausting!* ... He got diagnosed a little less than a year ago, I think .. and they are still figuring out how best to treat it ... So anyways, I look forward to reading about your journey, and especially how the biomedical method works. :)