I talked about this but forgot to post it. This is a journal of mine documenting the 2nd trial of the D Lactate Custom Probiotic. There are a lot of variations going on during this time and it was very soon after we moved. Yeasty behaviors had started previously but as you'll see, OCD became very abundant during this time.
Well, I got the probiotics in the mail again and I am ready to see something happen! This time, I'm going to be much better about documenting beyond Week 1.
Wed- D's bday. Still having a very rough time. Dark circles under eyes. Aggressive, non compliant, anxiety. Pp'd that looked way funky. Then by 7pm, snapped into much better mood. Happy, compliant, content. Best behavior in while.
Thur- Teacher said that he was saying no to every transition. He was very good for me though. Ppd still a bit funky. Had hamburger soup for lunch, Turkey and fries for dinner. Mosquito bites all over back of legs. Red butt ring.
Fri- Stayed home with me and did GREAT. He was so happy! Said that he was happy about five times. Less hesitant speech. Negotiable. Compliant. Went to Target and he helped me shop. Red butt ring. (Yeast? Cake reaction?) Mosquito bites really bad and swollen. Ankle and arm swollen around bite spot. Chicken and black eyed peas. Pp'd GAVE 1/2 baby scoop of new probiotic.
FIRST DAY ON PROBIOTIC
Sat- Two pp's. TERRIFIC MOOD! So sweet, affectionate, content, not starving! Transitions better. Stayed with Grandma and did fabulous!!! Had mix of lots of foods: black eyed peas, fries, hotdogs, rice, grapefruit, pears, watermelon NO PROBIOTIC because he was at Grandmas. Dosed Apis twice for mosquito bites
Sun- Ear very swollen from mosquito bites, legs eaten up, ankle very swollen with rash up higher on leg than actual bite. Dosed Apis every 2-3 hours. Swelling did not go down; but itching subsided. One pp. Happy boy. Better language. Back to the way it had been in May. More meaningful and conversational. Drawings of car, porcupine, violin. Didn't ask for seconds with food. Very compliant and negotiable with way less rigidity. THEN, he was up late because I had to clean up some project messes.. He became very hyper, giddy; yet crashing; slight red ring on butt. Yeast! Ate lots of rice and fruit today. 3/4 baby scoop of probiotic. b12.
Mon- Woke up in a great mood having great conversation! Ear less swollen. No Apis. Went to Whole Foods and did very well! Ate 2 pieces of pineapple- watching for reaction. On the way home, started getting agitated. Asking for food more although not really hungry. Wouldn't nap and more defiant but more likely just bored. Raining which upsets him. Large funky pp. Dark circles around whole eye including lids by bath time. Saying that he was very tired and asking to go to bed. (Did that last time he started probiotics) Ate turkey, chicken, acorn squash potatoes, mangos, melons, icecream, pineapple, squash 3/4 baby scoop of probiotic
Tues Woke up very happy and chatty. Ran errands together! Great transition wise. Went to mall and played. At home, after lunch, had meltdown over wanting to play a game downstairs in the family room instead of upstairs in the playroom. Tired? Took nap. Went to new gymnastics and hung for an hour! Eyes looking dark. Stank large pp. Ate chicken patties, acorn squash potatoes,chic stirfry w/broc, orange bell peppers, and white onions- peppers and onions new. melons, mangos, pear, icecream. Played well in pm and sang away in the tub, zucchini puree. SPINNING...haven't seen this in years! Only lasted about 2 seconds but three separate times. 3/4 baby scoop of probiotic
Wed Woke up happy but demanding same schedule as yesterday. Dark circles pronounced. Toured a new preschool. Very clingy- understandable. Dealing with transitions in public places well. Wanted lunch at 10:30... Ate at 11am. played upstairs and said that he was sorry about yesterday's tantrum over the game. Went to grocery store did well but getting fussy. Noticing a noonish meltdown routine. Napped briefly. Played upstairs. Said that his ear hurt and I think he has a headache. Did talk him into going outside for a family walk/ride. Spinning AGAIN. D@mmit ! Very small, constipated poop. Chicken patties, chicken, butternut squash fries, zucchini, mangos, melons 3/4 baby scoop of probiotic
Thur Woke up happy again. Not as rigid. Circles under eyes not as bad. Went to health dept to get immun.exempt, went to IKEA- couldn't play on playground due to wait....transistioned very well out of store. Wanted to come home and eat lunch. I carefully watched him around 12-1 due to the recent meltdowns during this time. Played in playroom for awhile working on RDI...no meltdowns. Super short nap but was in a decent mood. Played very well after dinner with lots of very "typical" conversations
Ate turkey muffins, chic, fries, potatoes, squash, zucchini, pears,mangos, two very stank, sticky pps. B12, 3/4 baby scoop of probiotic
Fri Woke up fairly happy.Played upstairs for awhile although he was less interested in playing...wanted to watch TV. Napped for about 40 min woke up sweaty. Insists that I carry him. Doesn't want to walk. Doesn't want to feed himself. OCD'ing over rituals. Grandma & Grandpa came over...he was acting shy and rude. Stayed at their house while me and hubby went to dinner. He was very angry to go but was in a good mood with them. Up at night (probably because of different bed). No pp. Chix patties, Ate LOTS of fruit, pears, mangos, melons, rice, broc, chix, brussel. NO PROBIOTIC
Sat VERY anxious, unhappy, worried about schedule (probably from staying away), wanting to eat but obviously just due to routine and anxiety. Dark eyes. Holding self and doesn't want to pee. Wants to be carried again and refuses to feed himself or walk by himself. Very fussy, very clingy, very ANNOYING. Lots of tantrums...most of the day. Finally napped after much frustration. 1.15 hr nap. woke up w/stomach pain, gave charcoal. Felt better after that. Spinning. :( Pears, mangos, melons, turkey muffins, lots of icecream, hamburger soup, hot dog, brussel sprouts. Suppository- giant poop. 3/4 baby scoop of probiotic
Sun Woke up MUCH better than yesterday! Using good language and seemed more with it. Went to Whole Foods- asked for food but did very well at waiting. Less tantrumming while transitioning. Clingy but not as much. Played well w/ me in the playroom playing school...did that for a long time. Asking annoying "what does that mean" questions- stim? Did NOT want to go outside at all. I had to carry him to get him outside but he wanted right back in. Tired, asked for nap but not until late. Did a small amount of spinning. Got "crashy aggressive" towards the night. Foods: EGG (tested egg!) chix patties, mangos, chix hotdog, black eyed peas, brussel sprouts, raw zucchini, icecream, turkey breast, lettuce. Oxypowder, 3/4 baby scoop of probiotic, B12 and no pp.
Mon - Woke up happy with good language. But, still leaning towards crashy aggressive. I have really cut back on the sugar/fruits starting yesterday so yeast is probably causing him to be that way. completely unable to endure being outside at all. He was very hot....sensitive wise to the sun. Obsessing with numbers (this has been going on since the move). Clingy. Not wanting to do anything. Towards end of day, extremely "crashy"! Climbing on TV stand- he's NEVER done that. Instead of spinning, he was rolling on the floor. Seriously...Turkey muffins, butternut fries, turkey fillet, raw zucchini, new- turkey w/brown rice pasta, bok choy, onions, olive oil, ice cream, grapefruit, gave 1/2 oxypowder. Finally had loose pp (3). 1 baby scoop of probiotic
Tues - Woke up happy. Went to new school to tour again and pay. Was extremely shy but came around and played with a little boy..appropriately. Took GREAT nap. Went to DMV w/ me and Hubby which lasted 2 hours and did fantastic!!! Also, helped me wash Kane. 1 super small mush poop. Chix patties, leftover turkey pasta, raw squash, grapefruit, 3 small pieces of mango, ice cream, beef stew- garlic, brussel, turnips (new). Just a tiny bit of crashing but NO spinning. Ears itching- gave garlic drops in ears. Seemed tired and couldn't stand the heat again. 1 baby scoop of probiotic.
Wed - Woke up with great language. Didn't want to go to new "camp school" but didn't tantrum. Cried when I left him but stopped Did well in afternoon but wanted timer before dinner. Crashing at night on purpose into us. No spinning. Chicken patties. Leftover beefstew w/ garlic, brussel, turnips; squash, 3 small pcs mango, grapefruit, turkey, red/yellow/orange bell peppers,garlic, broccoli, ginger, ice cream, acorn squash potatoes. Dark circles under eyes. Holding self after school and before bed and said he had pee pain. Supp to poop..solid. Napped well. Gave 1 drop biocidin, 1 baby scoop probiotic
Thur - woke up w/ good language. Went to school well. At pickup, had really good language and was being semi sweet. TIRED. Said ears hurt. Gave garlic drops in ears. Later said, "thank you for making my ears feel better. Wrote numbers 1-10 very well just some backwards. 45 min nap. Red dot (detox looking) on cheeks. Emotional yet regulating. After dinner, played outside in the RAIN-never ever done that! Very happy and chatty after dinner while playing outside. Told us he was tired and ready to go to bed. Turkey muffins, acorn squash potatoes, leftover turkey stir fry w/peppers, brocc, garlic, and ginger, ice cream, 3 small pcs mango, grapefruit, butternut squash fries, talapia fish- NEW! no pp. Garlic ear drops, 1 baby scoop probiotic, mb12.
Fri - WOW! Awesome day. Kept Drew home from school and ran errands all morning. We visited two different preschools, went to the bank and the grocery store. He did incredible! Didn't ask for food and we didn't get home until almost 1pm. I lost my keys in the grocery store and he hugged, then kissed me, then said, "It will be ok Mommy, we'll find your keys." Whoa. Very good transitioning and trying to regulate emotions. Had very very meaningful language the whole day. Fell down in parking lot and skinned up knees....remainder of the day he said that he couldn't walk. He said that he back of his calves hurt though- not his knees. Weird. He really did seem to be in pain so he either hurt them when he fell or he had cramps or something. Did slap head when frustrated but that's typical. Good pp in pm. (Gave 1/2 capsule of OxyPowder AM). Was a bit "crashy" by the night but it was late- after 9 and he should have been in bed anyway. Leftover fish, butternut fries, chix patties, grapefruit, 3 small pcs of mango, hotdog, fajita beef, onions, zucchini, broc, cauli, icecream. 1 drop of Biocidin at night, 1 baby scoop of probiotic.
Sat - Got him out of bed late. Went to Whole Foods- did well but wanted food. I did say, "only one more until we get home" and he accepted it fine. I noticed silly language today. More of the "what does that mean?" Played outside with new rocket ships 3 separate times including during the hot sun. Took a great nap early. Got a bit defiant/crashy after nap....seemed to be pee related (gave potato chips at lunch). Emotional when in trouble. Really understanding consequences of actions much better. Language when appropriate was great and more meaningful. Silly/crashy at night but not hitting ONLY because understanding consequences. Small pp in pm. Chix patties, more mangoes today, grapefruit, hotdog, potato chips, zucchini, leftover fajita beef, onions, broc, cauli, icecream. 1 baby scoop of probiotic.
Sun - Language is really getting awesome..especially receptive. Really starting to understand and respond to complex thoughts. Regulating emotions- still emotional but trying to regulate. Went to beach and he did GREAT! Wore no shirt and bathing suit w/ sandals and no socks in the car (big deal). Did well transitioning back home. Played outside. Still crashy after dinner. Incredible conversation about new school and consequences. Woke up at 5 am though crying about possible consequences of being bad at school. Turkey muffins, hotdogs, black eyed peas, zucchini, ice cream, grapefruit, honey dew melons (very small amount), brussel sprouts, turkey pasta w/lemon, bok choy, onions, and brown rice pasta. Definitely seemed to have reacted to pasta- pee wise. 1 drop of Biocidin and 1 baby scoop of probiotic
Mon - Started new school and was such a trooper. Had a hard time transitioning to new activities while at school but able to regulate. Remembered that if he stayed on "green" all day at school that he would get a new rocket ship...so we went and bought a new rocket ship. Did very well at store, no transition issues. Regulated emotions extremely well at home. Great use of language. Crashing again after bath. Definitely seems uncontrollable and only happening at night. Also possible pee pain. Short nap. 1 small poop. Did well during RDI lesson. Chicken patties, acorn squash potatoes, turkey pasta (brown rice), lemon, onion, bokchoy, brussel, small amount of mangos, ice cream, EGG, white rice (to lower oxalate content), brussel sprouts. Small red ring on butt. Small poop. 1 drop of Biocidin and 1 baby scoop of probiotic.
Tues - Great use of language again. Regulating emotions so much better and understanding consequences. Did much better at school. Went to Target after school and did awesome. I'm actually enjoying taking him to the store. More bug bites. Good nap. Dark circles under eyes - egg? Played outside in the dirt and dug all by himself. Rode bike outside w/out shoes. Didn't want to go pee today. May not have hurt but probably had fear that it would. Crashing AGAIN. Doing more of the head crashing against my pillow set up against the wall. Chix patties, zucchini, acorn potatoes, rice, chix hotdog, brussel, icecream, mango, grapefruit, chix, spaghetti squash- NEW. 1 baby scoop of probiotic and mb-12. (forgot nighttime ProEFA) 1 drop D3.
Wed - Did well at drop off for school and did well while there. Only peeing just before lunch...not good. At pick up, language was "off". Posturing mouth with no words, asking why alot, stuttering. Didn't want to nap, cried alot then fell asleep. woke up sweaty, grouchy and tired. Nap 1hr. Played well in PM. No crashing! Chicken patties, butternut fries, chic, spaghetti squash, broc/cauli, grapefruit, fajita beef, red peppers, broccoli garlic, zucchini, mango, icecream. 1 Perma Clear in AM (been off for couple weeks), 1 baby scoop probiotic, NO epsom salt bath (testing for crashing relation)
Thur - Language back to normal especially after school. Did well at school although appeared to play alone a lot. :( Seemed VERY tired but didn't take a nap. Cried and cried until I gave in and didn't make him nap. Played well though in afternoon. Very good pretend play with airplanes. Went to store in later afternoon with me and did fairly well although was hungry so we had to leave early but no meltdowns. HUGE poop!! No crashing or hitting!! Turkey muffins, butternut fries, cucumbers, fajita beef, red peppers, broccoli, icecream, mangos (1 whole), tilapia, brussel. 1 Perma Clear in AM, 1 baby scoop of probiotic, NO epsom salt bath.
Fri - Woke up fine...went to school, fine. However, at lunch had Namaste pizza crust (new). Also had water day at school but he didn't get all the way in. At pick up, he was very quiet- maybe just tired. Not talking much and wanted to take a nap. Got another couple pieces of the pizza bread before nap. Late nap though. In pm, started hitting, slapping head when frustrated, and not regulating well. Scratching butt!! Climbing on TV. Wired in late pm with lots of crashing type behavior. GRRRR. Full moon...Did give Epsom salt bath and saw worsening of crashing and hitting after bath. Chicken patties, mangos (1 Cup!), chix w/ lettuce and peppers stir fry, cucumbers, pizza bread (probably 1/3 of whole crust), ice cream, tilapia, black eyed peas, brussel, pumpkin butter (new) given late in pm, coconut oil for added fat. NO POOP!! 1 Perma Clear in AM, 1 drop of Biocidin in pm, Epsom salt bath, 1 baby scoop of probiotic
Sat - Woke up fussy and agitated- unable to regulate! Hitting head when frustrated, hitting objects. Not wanting to pee (oxalates from yesterday?) Language off. Posturing lips, stuttering, nonsense talk, scripting. Went to beach- did well, lots of swimming and swallowing salty water! Just very edgy all day, rigid, controlling, and hitting self and objects lots at the smallest incidents. short nap. Played decent in pm just edgy. NO POOP AGAIN. Turkey muffins, two chicken hotdogs, pumpkin butter with zucchini, CORN PUFFS- NEW!, squash, 5 small pieces of pears, icecream, 4 mango slices (laced with strawberry juice and not organic), chicken w lettuce and peppers, 5 small pieces of canteloupe. Perma Clear in AM and PM, NO EPSOM Salt, 1 baby scoop of probiotic.
Sun- woke up early and frustrated. Fussy then pooped at 9am ish. Better mood for a bit. Went to Whole Foods and insisted on having food most of the time...obsessing over it and schedule and of course numbers. Did decent/ ok at store and on way home. Nap very short and fussy prior. Lots of non compliance, hitting self, screaming and emotional. Played w dad in pm did well went to park w mom pm did well. after bath more timeouts and screaming for being non compliant and purposfully doing things and provoking us. chix patties, mango, hotdogs, zucchini pumpkin butter, zucchini, pear, turkey tender broc peppers, tiny amt of corn puffs, icecream, potatoes (late at night). Woke up around 10:30 pm wet and very upset for a long time. had to have ice cream and potatoes. Perma clear AM, no epsom salt, 1 baby scoop probiotic, 1 drop of Biocidin, 1/2 oxypowder late at night.
Mon - woke up decent- wanting to go to school. played alone a lot at school. obsessively counting things. Took bite of another kids chix nugget. played upstairs for a little bit w/mom, helped wash kane and did good, did NOT take nap...got super hyper and ran around like crazy in room. was pretty good in ithe afternoon and took a bath in his tub. At night, wouldn't go to sleep, cried and ran to our room, gave ice cream. Ran in our room at 10p and stayed until 3a had potatoes and more ice cream finally fell asleep. PP in rocket potty. 1/2 oxypowder at night, Perma clear AM 1/2 PM, no epsom salt, 1 baby scoop prob., 1 drop biocidin turkey muffins, spaghetti squash, ground turkey honey dew melons, zucc shapes, ice cream, canteloupe, mango, potatoes , brussel
tues Slept in (tired from night before). Woke up happy but sluggish. Went to school fine but played completely alone all day at school. Number obsession. More concerned with schedule and repeating (like back in the day). Fell right to sleep for nap- 1 hr. Played outside in pool and let water sprinkler on him. Big pp in pm. Significantly better mood after pp. Like Ol' Drew. After pp, Language better, more acquisitive, less number obsessed, NO hitting or crashing!! Went to bed! Also said that he felt better after pp...something like, "my tummy doesn't hurt anymore." Gave charcoal before nap- maybe it helped die off? Brussel, chix patties, chix, peppers, lettuce, cucumber, pumpkin butter, acorn potatoes, butternut squash, melon, canteloupe. Perma Clear AM, 1/2 oxypowder at night, no epsom salt, 1 baby scoop of probiotic
Wed got up and came in our room at 7:45. Slept all night!! Good boy! Very number obsessed. Did much better in later PM. Went to grandmas after school. No nap. Big poop (oxypowder). no crashing or hitting. Was sweeter at night (a bit). More fruit. turkey muffins, beef w zucchini, hotdogs, butternut fries, brussel, melons galore... ice cream Bath in new bath (3rd night) no epsom salt, perma clear AM 1/2 oxypowder, 1 baby scoop of probiotic B12
Thur got up and came in our room again at 7:45. Slept all night! Played completely alone at school - been doing that all week. Now, stacking blocks prob counting them. No redirection from teachers. After school, better language, went to grocery store and did well, no nap and somewhat spinning...running in circles instead of standing still? Moments great though.prob fruit from yesterday. D@m!t Some crashing. new biscuit, water chestnuts, chix peper, cucumb, brssel, butternut, fish, black eyed peas, brussel, melons (NOT organic). After bath, went crazy. Scraching butt some, raging, pulling covers off bed, throwing, hitting. didn't get to bed until 9 then came right back out...talking about crazy almost hallucinating type things. Woke up around 10:45...bad dream? Fed him a TON (icecream, hot dog, turkey muffin, canteloupe)still didn't help. Finally went to sleep.Perma clear AM 1/2 PM, Biocidin, EPSOM SALT!, 1 baby scoop of probiotic
Fri - woke up early and came in our room at 6:50. MAD because it wasn't time to get up. Went to school fine but teacher said he had a rough day..saying no and I don't want to. She said that he was pinching and grabbing other kids...she said it wasn't like him. Took him to mall and gave him popcorn...did well. crabby a bit but tired. Came home and played upstairs pretty well. Finally wanted a nap. Went down at 3:45. Told me that kids at his school don't like his lunch. :( chix patties, melons (not organic), mango BIG amount, rice, turkey, squash pumpkin butter, popcorn, CORN for dinner. Wouldn't go to sleep at night- prob because of taking late nap. Went crazy mad at night after being pretty good all day. Up most the night and then again super early in our bed for night. UGH.
Sat - Up early. Went to beach w/ Hubby while I went to Whole Foods. They did well even w/ a transition to a second beach. Came home tired but happy-ish. Didn't take a nap (on purpose). Played w/Grandma but still very obsessively counting...Language getting very repititive and scripty. NEW deli turkey, black beans, turkey muffins w/tiny bit of flax seed. Coconut Juice..... Upset at night, major rituals continue and back in our bed. NO probiotic!
Sun - Up early, Went to Home Depot and did well for awhile but then got fussy. Just up and down. Did better all around but still a tiny bit edgy. Extended family including cousins came over. Did fairly well just wanted LOTS of food. Attempted to play w/boys but would have rather counted blocks...very upsetting. Overall better than awhile except nighttime situation. Had special biscuit cookie (Namaste), lots of watermelon and canteloupe, pumpkin butter, squash, chix, peppers, broc, rice, THREE hotdogs before bed, and FOUR bowls of ice cream, coconut juice. Good pp! NO PROBIOTIC, B-12 shot.
Mon - In our room by 3am...finally fell back to sleep around 5, slept until 8. Asked to stay home and not go to school. Much, much better. Not perfect but much much better. Less OCD type stimming. No empathy to Mommy's boo boo. :( chix, broc, peppers, chix patties, acorn potatoes, melons, zucchini, coconut juice, massive pp!!!! No Probiotic, no epsom salt. Helped me w/a couple household things, tolerated the outside for a stroller ride.brussel. Small amt of crashing around 5. Did well at RDI.
Tues - Operation Lock IN- bedtime. Up at 1 and 5. Did much better at school. Went to new class at Gymboree and did GREAT! Said that it was fun! Tired from no nap but much less crashy...little spin-ish. turkey muffins, CORN PUFFS, acorn potatoes, AVOCADO, ground turkey, spaghetti squash, brussel?, melons, icecream;Language better. less anxiety. Ran right in at school and started talking. Happier. No probiotic. PP good. A bit sweeter. Overall much better day. coconut juice
Wed - Slept til 5. Stayed home from school..dr. appt. did great! on the way home said that he didn't feel well. Peed alot. 20 min nap, woke up very sweaty. Said that he was sick and wanted to snuggle...language and mood so much better after pp. 4 pps! (2 explosive "d"). Yeasty smell...maybe die off from something or just getting old gunk out or just sick? MUCH less rigid, less ocd, less anxiety...especially afternoon and night. NO crashing or hitting but spin-ish in am. Sweeter. ground turkey, turkey muffins, spaghetti squash, zucchini purree, mangos, pear, ice cream, chix, rice, broc, brussel, no probiotic,1/2 PermaClear Am,charcoal at bedtime. GREAT transitions. Wanted to play more than eat. coconut juice
Thur - Up four times and came into our room but happy. Did well at school and at Gymboree! LOVES Gymboree. No nap due to schedule. Diarrhea 3 times...liquid but able to control it. Corn puffs..chix, rice, brussel. no probiotic, 1/2 perma clear, charcoal at bedtime. MUCH better overall just diarrhea. Less OCD. pears, butternut squash fries. Language getting better and more clear!! No crashing or hitting. Sensitive to heat
Fri - Up lots at night but stayed dry all night!!!!! Stayed home from school due to diarrhea. Went to Target and Whole Foods and did decent...wanted to eat. Did go to Gymboree for Arts/Sports. Diarrhea Little spinny. Started "Ferber" method Fri night. Did really, really well! Called me at 2:30am to go potty. Had diarrhea. Deli turkey, namaste biscuits (2), zucchini, mangos, melons, butternut squash fries. No crashing or hitting. coconut juice . Extremely sensitive to heat. MB-12.
Sat - Did well with first night/morning of Ferber...up at 7:25. Played w/ Daddy for awhile and let mommy grab a snooze!! Went to Walmart and did well w/no food or toys! Played inside all day because it was so hot. Much less OCD. Long, hot day, and boring but he did really well considering. FORGOT to give Renelix! AND got higher oxalate food. turkey muffins, mangos, hotdogs, blackeyed peas, zucchini, mangos, icecream, squash and pumpkin butter (didn't want it), 4 potato chips, APPLE -red/yellow gala. 1/2 Perma clear, coconut water