Ok. So here’s the deal: I’m giving the kids camel’s milk. I’m 98% sure this is legal. I had to jump through a bunch of hoops, so it’s not quite the same as buying it at the supermarket.
I’m giving August and Louis two ounces a day.
Supposedly, camel’s milk is folk remedy for food allergies.
Since I removed gluten from August’s diet I’ve seen two things: one, he’s doing fabulous, but two, when he is around it, he responds even more severely. He’s broken out in a rash after touching an unwashed tray that used to have pasta on it. He’ll eat a CRUMB and the dark circles show up. I thought maybe this could be a buffer for us–a chance for his stomach lining to heal a little.
Guess what? It’s been smashing success. Before the camel’s milk, August seemed good–he was spinning and flapping less, he was friends, his eye contact was great.
With it, he’s making progress. Yesterday I called his name and he came in from another room. Even if he doesn’t come when you call, he’ll stop and look or turn his head. He’s playing with new toys including ones that are more complicated than just pushing a button. But even pushing buttons is better than wandering around and not really playing with anything! Today I was showing him a flashcard with his name on it and saying “August” and he imitated me!
It’s good stuff. I’m not sure how long we’ll be doing this since it is NOT CHEAP, but for now I’d say it’s totally worth it.