Lizzy has been sleeping well without any aids and is communicating like crazy. She is using more phrases and displays a willingness to follow directions. We still have a long way to go but this confirms it even further. The parasites need to be cleared out-of-the-way before we go on. My guess is there is more than just this clearing needed. Time will tell.
Yesterday I was cooking lunch and Lizzy came in to see what I was preparing. She noticed that I was making pasta and a salad. Pasta is one of her favorites and usually she screams impatiently until it is ready. Not today. I told her I had to cook it and it will be ready soon. No comment from her.
She spied the salad spinner and went up to it on the counter. I told her what it was and showed her how to use it.
Lizzy loves the fact that it spins quickly. In the past, I would try to show her but she had no interest in making it move herself. Today was different. She pushed down on it and learned how to make it stop and repeated it until the job was done. I was explaining to her the entire time what it did and how she needed to keep going. She did it!!!! Great job Lizzy.
If you do not have a salad spinner I suggest you get one. It is a great cooking tool to eliminate excess water after rinsing. It is also a great toy and exercise for your little ones. It takes a good amount to pressure to get it going so it teaches them to push down with some force. Plus they get to help in the kitchen and share a job with you. Win ,Win !!
Lizzy has been sleeping well but she also is desiring affection prior to going to sleep. I usually run my fingers through her hair and tell her good night and how much I love her and how I wish her sweet dreams. I did not do it on Sunday night because Todd was home and I was talking to my sister. She was screaming her head off until I went up to her room and asked her what she wanted. I firmly reminded her that she has to stop screaming and to tell me what she wanted. Lizzy said, “Brush hair”. I responded that it was too late and she had to go to bed. This time Lizzy ran her fingers through her own hair and said “Brush hair”. I realized what she wanted. I said “Oh, you want me to run my fingers through your hair?” She jumped back into bed covered herself and gave me a huge smile. That’s what I am talking about ! Big change in her responding and willingness to communicate when prompted.
My guess is Todd misread her and she did not get across what she wanted. I shared this with Todd and he told Lizzy as he stroked her hair, “Just tell me Lizzy I would love to do that for you”. His reply was answered by a big smile. She then went to sleep.
Lizzy is still pushing on her lower abdomen at night but not nearly as much as before. It is just a matter of time and healing. I am so anxious to see what happens in the next couple of weeks. I am not certain if Dori Vallis ND will want to do another CEASE clearing yet, so I will let you know.
Lizzy is still very territorial with the tv and toys. Katie and Matthew are the victims of her behavior but they are protecting themselves and letting Lizzy know that they will not tolerate it. I am still watching them closely, Lizzy will display violent behavior from time to time so better safe than sorry.
The entire household is not feeling their best yet. The Vermox 100mg has everyone feeling a little out of it. We are all tired, gassy and sometimes irritable. We also are exhibiting signs of anemia. Parasites prohibit mineral absorbtion so we have been taking Floradix liquid to help with the weak feeling. It does help some but I feel totally wiped out from time to time. Gee I wonder why?I assume Lizzy is feeling the same way. What can we do but make the best of it.
Howard is cranky at night due to the medication so I am going around the clock. The entire household has to take the medication (vermox 100mg) in order to prevent reinfestation. So we do what we have to do.
Hopefully tomorrow will be filled with more recovery firsts.
May sweet dreams prevail. Wishing everyone strength for another day of recovery.