was nonverbal and sings songs now
Updated: Jul 15, 2019
Before treatment, he was nonverbal, avoided eye contact and had no idea how to communicate with others.
After treatment, he's began to sing songs and say words much more clearly, has significantly improved in terms of eye contact, and started to call other family members by name.
Pregnancy and parturition:
The mother had respiratory infection during the second trimester of her pregnancy. The delivery was without complications.
Early signs and symptoms:
The child was very quiet, did not look into the eyes, spun the wheels of toy cars without playing with them.
Signs and symptoms prior to treatment:
The child did not understand the addressed speech, was nonverbal, and did not know how to communicate with other children.
Initial blood tests revealed the presence of active rubella virus infection and chronic CMV and EBV infections. As well, he had erythrocytosis, neutropenia, monocytosis, lymphocytosis and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
Changes after the 1st cycle:
He began to look into the eyes of those around him, and first words appeared: "dad", "mom", "grandmom".
Changes after the 2nd cycle:
Starting to pint towards objects, signifying acknowledgement of surroundings.
Changes after the 3rd cycle:
5-6 new words appeared in his vocabulary, he learned the alphabet, and has started to sing very simple songs.
Changes after the 4th cycle:
He has started saying some words clearly, and sometimes can connect two words. At ABA therapy, the therapists noted that the child has made very good progress.
He started singing more songs. Repeats all the words said around him, and became more communicative. Sometimes he addresses family members by calling them. He responds better to his name, usually responding 50% of the time, more than before, and eye contact has improved significantly.
After the 4th cycle, the blood tests showed that the rubella virus was inhibited and transfered from active to latent form, IgG to CMV significantly decreased and were within reference range. IgG to EBV did not change. none of the red and white blood cell counts were normalized.
The child is still continuing treatment. Updates will be added when available.