Originally Posted by chlobo
I'll followup on this. As an aside, does Yasko's protocol involve getting methylation moving? If that inactivates the virus that seems like a key thing to stopping it in the long run.
Also, does the fact that he has chronic congestion point more towards an infection in the sinus' as opposed to in the gut? He's never been vaccinated so he didn't get it that way.
I think Yasko thinks of the gut as the reservoir, and it can reinfect other places. Methylation would help on two fronts, fighting the virus, and fighting chronic congestion. However, many ASD kids get methylation moving and still end up having to take strep on directly - it's an evil virus, hard to get rid of. Does your son have any OCD type behaviors? At least in ASD kids, those are common with strep flares.
Originally Posted by chlobo
So here's another piece. There was a time last winter when *I* got sick and during that time DS did very well. Would my being sick work along the same lines? I doubt it but thought I'd ask.
Hmmm. Guessing your body dumped a bunch of stuff into your bloodstream to kick your immune reaction into gear, and some of that may pass through breastmilk, and have given his immune system a boost? Or you passed him some good virus killing stuff directly? I don't think we really understand very well what we pass through breastmilk, but it wouldn't surprise me if we send things to help our babes fight off whatever virus we have
Another possibility is that you have strep as well, and when you got sick, you had a fever and shut down your strep, so you weren't passing on to him? (Don't know if that can be done, just mentally scoping out the possiblities).
I'll go read more on Yasko for you when I have a moment - this isn't one of DS' issues, so I don't have my brain well wrapped around it.
ETA: Oh yeah. DS got stung by a wasp last weekend - 3 different stings, 1 on his belly, one on each knee. Belly was first I think, the second knee was very minor. At the time, he had a very minor reaction - swelling, but back to playing in a few minutes, and they didn't seem to bother him. Gone in a few days. This morning, the belly one is back - there is a red ring around where the sting was. And his knee has a hot swollen red patch about 2 inches in diameter. Any idea what's going on? It's freaking me out a bit - my mom and grandfather are anaphylactic allergic to bee/wasp stings, and the last time I was stung I had a systemic reaction as well. But a week later, isn't that an awfully long time
Edited again - well crap. There's something called serum sickness that happens in about 0.3% of bee/wasp stings. Generalized immune reaction about a week later - anything from fever and achy joints to big rash to swollen joints... Sigh. Why my kid.