I am almost in tears here. A few minutes ago, I was playing with my little guy. He was playing with his legos. Building with them, not throwing them. At one point, he did throw a couple of pieces. I said, “No throwing.” He looked at me, then at the pieces and placed them back down. If you don’t have a child with autism, this may be hard to understand. This is such a major breakthrough.
But my little guy wasn’t done surprising me yet. He figured out that his Thomas trains fit on the car track and started moving them around and around. After a bit he got frustrated that one went off the track and started to melt down a bit. I was sitting on the other side of the table and said, “It’s OK buddy, come give mama a hug.” He looked at me for a minute and then he came over and said, “Hug” and put his arms around my neck! He then went back to where he had been and started playing again.
How can this be? In just over a week he went from almost completely non-verbal and non-responsive to this? Now he says “up”, “down”, “on”, “more”, “in”, “again”, “hug”, “kiss” and a few more! When he wants something he can’t explain, he comes over, says “Mama” and takes my hand to bring me to what he wants. All because I gave him a couple of vitamins?
Why isn’t it common knowledge that so many kids with Autism respond well to methyl B-12 and methyl folate? I want to shout it from the rooftops, but I know that people will think I am crazy. After all, if there was anything that could help, their doctor would tell them, right?
If I am crazy, so be it. I’m happy and I will keep sharing.