stopped repeating obsessive rituals
Updated: Jul 15, 2019
The boy did not speak at all, did not look into anyone's eyes, did not respond to his name, did not play with other children, and did not understand what he was being told.
After two cycles of treatment, he stopped obsessively following the same walking route, started playing with toys, understands addressed speech and instructions better.
Pregnancy and parturition:
During the pregnancy the mother had increased IgG to herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus. The child was born via cesarean section, with hypoxia and jaundice.
Signs and symptoms prior to the treatment:
Did not speak at all, did not understand the addressed speech, was not interested in playing with other children, avoided other people apart from parents, often focused at one point for several minutes, had obsessive behavior: put all the toys and objects into row, persisted on going the same route for kindergarten again and again, had decreased sensory sensitivity, and decreased muscle tone.
Changes after the 1st cycle:
He became more active, looking for different activities for himself, began to go down/climb stairs himself, where he could not before. He stopped obsessing over one route and started to explore others. Improved gait, when it was previously clumsy. He became interested in different toys and he looked at everything with pronounced interest.
Changes after the 2nd cycle:
He started to count on his fingers up to 5. He played with a toy plane, and imitated the sound of an airplane as he did so. Improved understanding of addressed speech (e.g. when asked where he plane was, he bought it over). Says "bye-bye" when prompted.
The child is still continuing treatment. Updates will be added when available.