I have to much to tell, i dont know where to start!
This is Faaeq. He is a child with autism. He's doing great but his mom (and dad) sometimes cant help but wonder whether or not he can face the world all by himself...
As I mentioned before, we started a GFCF diet for Faaeq... Although the diet is not proven to work on all kids with autism, we're positive it is a good thing to try..we want to give it a shot. Autism is a spectrum, meaning it is very broad in the sense of how it affects the child and how the child responds to treatment. No one single treatment or therapy works for every child. That's the trick.. that's why it is up to the parents to actually figure out what is best for their child.. The same basic principle also applies to every normal child. I mean when it comes to parenting, we know what is best for our child and we do our best and make the best out of every situation.. bringing up a child to become a human being with compassion and integrity is not an easy thing to do! I'm sure all moms out there will agree with me on this!
During the first week of the diet, Faaeq's teachers at his taska told me it is easier to put him for his afternoon nap. At home, I noticed he is more playful, more eye contact (this is definately true way before we started this diet) and make more sounds than usual. Still no specific word yet.
Second week, he started humming! He was making sounds as though he is singing! Tapi tak fahamla ape dia nyanyi... but definately it is a song.. I'm guessing it's Adele's.. but.. yeah.. who knows!?
He is eating well and drinking his Rice Milk. I bought some supplements (Fish oil, Multivits) to cover whatever vitamins he's lacking, altho actually i think he is having enough with all the food he's taking. He eats chicken, loves salmon, tenggiri goreng, eggs, carrot... I'm still trying to force him to eat his greens.. still dia akan keluarkan walaupun ade sikittt je sawi dlm nasi dia.. urghhh.... he takes fruits, almost all kinds, grapes, apples, pears.. so.. i guess it's sufficient! I'm no dietition or an expert on this, i'm still learning and reading a lot about proper nutritients.. This diet means i have to eliminate all gluten which comes mainly in wheat (gandum).. if u go to supermarkets and look for food without gluten in the "biscuits/crackers aisle, i'm sure u'll find NONE! semua tak boleh makan.. either it has wheat powder, or worse, MSG. Mula2 mmg sedih... I cant buy all his fav biscuits anymore... Bye bye Pringles, Oreo, Biskut Tiger, Yoss etc etc... seriously, i was FRUSTATED! ape ni semua takleh makan? ape dia nak makan?
Then I realised, almost all of that are junk food! Pringles, Mr Potato, twisties..all contains MSG and if you notice, the mg is quite high! Mula2 mmg kitorg pun kasik je dia makan Jackel (the potato chips) sebab dlm byk2 potato chips, yg tu je takde wheat starch. They use potato starch... then later, i realised, it is very high in salt and MSG. Dahhhh takleh makan... Frust lagi :( It takes some time for Faaeq to adjust too... kat rumah dahler byk biskut... kesian dia.. ambik biskut dlm packet nak suruh buka... imagine.
But now he munches on fruits and drink juices. and because he doesnt take snacks, he eats a lot during mealtimes. A LOT of rice, i'm telling you. He eats more than me!
So far we're happy with the diet. We're still hoping we could see more positive improvements.
I told you before that he is having trouble sleeping at night. That's because now, we limit only 2 bottles of milk before he sleeps.. for the sake of his beautiful teeth (what's left after the hospital event, haha) we want to wean him off the bottle.. he doesnt need it anymore actually.. he knows how to drink from cups. In fact he can take his own water from the container and drink. His milk bottles are just for soothing him to sleep.. like teddy bears la.. ade budak peluk teddy bear, dia ni nak minum botol sampai la dia tido.. sampai 3-4 botol minum before tido, ape nyer.... pastu terbocor atas tilam hari2... :P
I just love instagr.am. I look forward to my friends entry everyday. For iphone, download it free and find me there ok! I'm Edi Cakeworm.. or whatever.. haha
Ok, cupcakes pulak :D
My neighbor Kak Lin ordered this (again).. she wanted the same design i did before, just with different colors- dark pink and peach. Nice! Love both colors!
Till then, have a good break, drive safe, dont show show fingers to other drivers aaa....
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