On the plane to Hawaii, Jovan coped well with all of the distractions and external and environmental stimuli, but when we arrived in Hawaii it was another story. He developed a noise* which was horribly loud and made us jump every time he screamed. He slept only four hours each night while we were in Hawaii and we were devastated when we learned Jovan had experienced a regression.
*(Self-stimulatory behavior, also known as stimming and self-stimulation, is the repetition of physical movements, sounds, or repetitive movement of objects common in individuals with developmental disabilities, but most prevalent in people with autism spectrum disorders).
We didn’t understand what was happening, and we knew we would have to research and figure it out so we could get Jovan back on track. One of our doctors said it was the toxins and radiation from the airplane. This is something I never considered when we decided to take a vacation, and we were so upset that our decision to take a family vacation could result in Jovan's regression.
Jovan's test came back that his system was heavily burdened with toxins that were not releasing from his body, which means he wasn’t detoxing correctly. We had to give Jovan new supplements and start new chelation. Make sure to find the right DAN doctor and/or specialist before beginning a chelation treatment. TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) has an article about chelation and autism.
We knew that even though Jovan was not doing well in certain physical aspects, he was doing amazingly well with his cognitive functions. He was more focused and his motor skills were improving, especially in his gymnastics class. Jovan's physical coordination had progressed to a new ability to jump and run quickly with rapidly improved coordination skills.
He was doing great in school in spite of occasional meltdowns due to not feeling well. He was beginning to type more in school as a method of communication and we knew this was a positive sign.
Jovan's regression was due to high intoxication from the plane's metals and radiation. His body was starting to detox and heal, which can cause excess self-stimulatory behavior. We ordered a microbiology test for Jovan to determine how this regression may have affected his gut. I am normally a very positive person with a great outlook, but because of his regression, I was awaiting the worst news since he had regressed physically. To our happy surprise, when we got our test results back we were thrilled to learn that Jovan no longer had leaky gut! Additionally, the PH in his poop was normal! Our boy is indeed on his way to recovery!
We know we might have to get a more aggressive chelation, and as of now Jovan still has high bacteria in his gut so we need to re-establish more beneficial bacteria in his gut. We will need more Bravo and more fermented vegetables (sauerkraut). We can’t wait to see what’s next and we are excited that after all our hard work Jovan is actually healing! This is proof the Keotgenic diet and Bravo probiotics work.