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fell in love for the first time

Updated: Jul 11, 2019

Summary:

This boy was diagnosed with autism and developmental delay. He did not speak, was not interested in other people and toys, did not communicate.
Now he speaks, he became very active: does skiing and horse riding. He became very sociable, and fell in love with a girl in his kindergarten.

Background information:

His mother had respiratory infection during pregnancy. The child was born with natural delivery, with asphyxia.


At the first year of life, the child was unusually quiet from the first days of life, fell asleep by himself, did not need attention, and had frequent respiratory infections.


Symptoms by the beginning of the treatment:

Severe language impairment, no speech, severe repetitive and restricted behavior, walked on tiptoes, ran around the apartment from corner to corner for a long time, rubbed his eyes constantly. He had difficulties regarding communication, misunderstanding of the addressed speech, misunderstanding of how to communicate with other people, clumsy movement, and grunting made other children be wary of him. He had problems with nonverbal communication, never hugged parents, selectivity of food and hypersensitivity.


His blood tests showed that he has chronic cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex virus and rubella virus infections. White and red blood count test showed erythrocytosis, neutropenia, and lymphocytosis.

Changes after the 1st cycle:

For the first time he said the phrase "I will". After visiting zoo, he became interested in monkeys. Now he has his favorite toy monkey, and takes it everywhere, where before he was not interested in toys.


Changes after the 3rd cycle:

He began to repeat and imitate after the children in his kindergarten class. When the parents of other children come and ask to call for their children, he calls (tries to call them by name), and he became more attentive.

For the first time he hugged and had sympathy for another boy in the kindergarten. He tries to speak more words, and repeats syllables after parents.

Changes after the 5th cycle:

His understanding improved and his vocabulary has expanded. He began to repeat words, his memory has improved (will remind his father of promises that he made), and in kindergarten he began to put on his shoes and dress himself. Some feelings have appeared, such as soreness, touchiness, and empathy. He still does not follow instructions.


Changes after the 8th cycle:

He became afraid of the dark, turns off the light and quickly runs away or turns on the light before entering the room (before he did was not afraid).He's begun to enjoy washing his toys, and even washed his New Year's costume (Pinocchio). When asked how he will attend the event with a wet costume, he ran into the bathroom, brought a hairdrier, and showed what he wanted to dry.

He fell in love with the girl in the kindergarten, he distinguishes her from everyone, comes to her hugs and kisses her hands, and when he sees her, gets shy.

When put to bed around 11:00 pm, he will say that he needs to go to the bathroom, but really he doesn't need to use the restroom. He does this every five minutes, as an excuse to not use the restroom, which means he's capable of understanding how lying works.

He has some words that he can speak with, and many other made up words that often uses in his speech.


Changes after the 9th cycle:


He skiied for the very first time. "The result struck us to tears", his mother said.

Changes after the 11th cycle:

Now he has become more arrogant, but sometimes hesitates, especially around girls. Every weekend he rides horses in the mountains, and this is an activity he enjoys immensely and looks forward to every weekend.


By this time the level of antibodies to rubella virus, CMV and VZV decreased, and the level of antibodies to HSV and EBV did not change. Lymphocytosis was still present, and all other blood parameters were within reference ranges.

Conclusion

Parents note that the treatment combined with corrective therapies was significantly more efficient, compared to corrective therapy alone and/or to other types of treatment that they underwent earlier.

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