Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

Before writing this post, I sat down and went through our 26 page NutrEval report that we received in August of 2012. I hadn’t looked at it since that first week when we received the news that Jake had a long list of nutritional deficiencies. Even though most of the results were bad, I remember …

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We started our diet/supplement program at the beginning of September and it has been a roller coaster. In the first couple of weeks Jake was irritable, unfocused, and his energy level was off the charts.  And I won’t lie; he was a little annoyed that he couldn’t have many of his favorite foods anymore and …

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When Jake was nine months old, I gave him a bite of eggs and he broke out in hives. Even as a quiet, ultra-chilled out baby, my gut told me something was off with his system. He was always breaking out in welts, eczema had covered his body since he was three months old, and …

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We’ve been on our new diet and supplement plan for three full weeks and are now beginning our fourth week. While I haven’t been sharing this experience online, I have been keeping my own journal at home to document what has and has not been working. Week one and half of week two there were …

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Today my plan was to endorse how important preschool is for our kids with apraxia. After all, I’d been mentally planning it for months now. What else would I talk about when tomorrow night is orientation, Wednesday Jake meets his new teacher, and Friday is the first day of school? I also thought I’d be giving …

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Last week a moment that I had been anticipating for months finally arrived. On Wednesday my husband and I took Jake to see a physician that specializes in pediatric integrative medicine. All the months of prayers, googling, researching, reading, emails, calls, and comments on blog posts had all led us to this decision. I am …

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A few months ago, I blogged on a study that was done in 2009 that suggested that apraxia could be caused by nutritional deficiencies, sensitivities, or allergies within the body. (Click here to read). At the beginning of May Dr. Claudia Morris, who performed that study, gave me some additional information on nutrition and apraxia …

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