Noah's Awesome Autism Testimony
Author: Evon McDonald
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Location: TX, United States
Word Length: 1,089
Questions Received: 8
Testimonial ID: 3871-OR
My precious five year old grandson, Noah, was given to us by the courts to raise as our son when he was only three months old. You can imagine how heartbreaking it was for my husband and I to discover Noah exhibiting signs of autism between the ages of two and three. The first indication that something was wrong was when Noah would not bond with us as his parents. Thinking that it was due to abuse that he had received in his first two months of life, we were concerned when he did not want to be held or refused to maintain eye contact when we spoke with him. Later, we learned that this is a sign of autism.
Continuing with other traits of autism, he began to obsess with things that turn and tried to spin everything. He focused on things to the point of not responding when we called to him, and would ignore us, even when we tried bribing him with a toy, until we physically went to him and touched him. Noah wouldn't talk to us. His only words were sentences memorized from movies; he appeared to live in his own little world.
For several months I resisted the idea of taking him to a doctor who might diagnose his problem. However, he saw his regular pediatrician very, very often for chronic congestion, sore throat, runny nose, and earaches. Every few weeks Noah was on a new course of antibiotics. Our doctor saw the possibility of autism in his behavior and sent us to a specialist, who confirmed our fears of autism.
She identified Noah as being in a "highly functional autism spectrum" and recommended that he be immediately enrolled in an Early Intervention Program. We enrolled him in PPCD, a early intervention program for special needs children, in our school district. About the same time a friend suggested that I look into Essential Oils as treatment instead of all of the antibiotics that Noah had been taking.
In our research, we found that Young Living products were the best available. We began by putting two drops of Thieves on his feet every night, while using R.C. and eucalyptus blue on his chest for congestion and peppermint diluted with oil in his navel for fever. We used peace and calming and lavender to calm him and DiGize when needed for constipation. Above his eyebrows and on his upper spine, we applied frankincense. Every morning before school, we put Brainpower on his temples. Between the ages of four and five, Noah only saw his doctor a few times. If I could not figure out what was wrong, I took him in for a diagnosis and then treated him with essential oils.
Noah was, and still is, very intelligent. He knew every engine in the Thomas the Train series, watched every Thomas video, and memorized everything he heard. He repeated large portions of the video dialogs as he played with his trains. By the age of four, Noah counted to 150 by 2's, 5's, and 10's. He learned his phonics and could spell over forty words including the color words. Although he knew his ABC's, he would not consider holding a pencil to learn to write. Carrying on his own conversation, he repeated movie dialogs for hours but could not tell us if he was hungry or thirsty. By age five, he was still not toilet trained. He did not react to pain nor could he tell us where he was hurting. He was easily angered.
In January of 2009, I read a book titled "Children with Starving Brains", A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Jacquelyn McCandless, MD. Dr. McCandless wrote that many autistic children do not have the necessary enzymes to process their food and recommended a gluten-free, casein-free diet. If this has worked for you, then I admire you. We tried and Noah lost several of his precious pounds which led us to finally look for another way. After more research and attending a Young Living Convention, I found Mightyzymes, chewable tablets that supply a child's body with enzymes to break down food. Although, I hate to admit it, it was a hit and miss proposition but slowly, we began seeing improvement. Noah became more loving, and wanted to be held. Taking us by the hand, he led us to things he needed. In April 2009, we put him in "unders", instead of a diaper during the day. He began to ask people their names. At the end of May 2009, I made the commitment to give him three Mightyzymes a day every day. By the end of June 2009, he was bursting out of his shell. He began talking in a conversational mode. One day he completely blew me away by telling me, "Mommy, cook me some food." I knew that was not from a movie.
Today is July 28, 2009 and Noah is beginning to ask and answer questions, and carry on some normal conversation. Loving and social, he wants us to play with him, watch movies with him, and read to him. He is a little person who wants to have a relationship with us. Noah can tell me what he wants to eat, that his toe hurts, and even that I should not go to work today because there is a thunderstorm outside. At night, he no longer wears diapers. We are still in awe of the changes that the last sixty days have made in our son.
I believe that Young Living Mightyzymes and the Essential Oils have played a huge part in the progress that we have seen in Noah. We may still have a long way to go, but the progress we have seen is so promising. Trying the Mightyzymes and the essential oils is such a small step to take. Perhaps you may not see the extreme results that we have seen with Noah, but it is well worth trying. We will always give glory and honor to our Heavenly Father for the joy we have with our son and for the salvation we have through His Son. You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, I am happy to share with you more of our story.
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