Monthly Archives: May, 2009

Just a pretty child…

(That water is not for drinking, by the way.  It is clearly now a sand/water toy.) Advertisements

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The Squatty Potty

When we were out and about in China, we often had to use squatty potties.  Some were actually  nice and porcelain, while others were basically a hole in the ground, but all them one “squatted” over.  (Our hotel had Western style toilets.)  Well, yesterday Linlee took herself to the bathroom (hooray!), but was taking a …

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Me complaining.

While Linlee is doing really well, I’m not feeling very successful at getting her on board with the biomedical treatments for her autism.  I’m trying.  I’m just not meeting with success, aside from the diet (which is a real bother!).  She only has four supplements she needs to be taking right now and I can’t …

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What a set of pipes!

That would be my daughter.  Today we had an appointment with Linlee’s pediatrician.  We hadn’t seen him since her diagnosis of ASD and I felt like  I needed to update him on our progress and get some prescriptions for therapy so that our insurance company might help pay for some of these things.  (Wouldn’t that …

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A walk on the trail…

We are experiencing the perfect weather for our holiday weekend; sunny and in the upper 60’s.  That’s warm enough to be outside without a jacket, but not too hot.  Today we went for a walk.  Unfortunately, I seem to have gotten Linlee’s face in a shadow in nearly every picture, so I only have a …

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The Children’s Museum

Linlee had so much fun on Friday, she’s been asking to go back (in her Linlee way), so today we did.

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The DAN! Doctor

We took Linlee to a DAN! (Defeat Autism Now!) doctor on Tuesday.  For a quick reference to what that is, click here: DAN! doctor.  Basically, in addition to therapies, it is a way to treat Linlee’s autism biomedically.  The GFCF diet is part of the protocol, so we’re already on board with that.  Many parents …

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The Mysterious German Sausage

As I was packing Linlee up to go to the Children’s Museum this afternoon, I went to the slider to call Duncan in from the backyard.  He is such an escape artist, I usually keep him inside while we are gone.  Duncan would not come when I called and I realized that he was eating …

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Potty News (and my first strawberry)

Exciting new; Linlee came downstairs this afternoon and said, “I want go potty.”  My jaw hit the floor with a thud.  She has never told me that she has to go before (I just take her on a regular basis).  I calmly responded, “Okay, go potty,” and pointed to the bathroom.  She went in and …

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Thank heaven for little girls…

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