Even as well as they did, being in a hotel and hiking around a polluted city has it's consequences for the immune compromised. Then compound the issues with less sleep and honestly, I'm very surprised we didn't have more trouble on our hands. It wasn't long before Grayson was swatting at his ears and itching his ankles so I knew something was up. By the end of the weekend, they were happily exhausted, but clearly needed an increase in their antimicrobials to combat the damage it did internally, because we could see their frustration thresholds slowly creeping backwards. Today I noticed his fear of bugs came back (he was crying at the far end of the deck and wouldn't walk past a bug that he was convinced had a stinger) so we also added in his homeopathic constitutional remedy and I will continue to give it daily until that fear is reduce to a more normal response to bugs. Gavin's red anal ring had come back too, which is already almost cleared up since having a good dose of antimicrobials this morning.
We had been reducing their supplements and antimicrobials, but then the mold exposure created a riff in that plan. Just before this trip we had increased everything slightly and returned a lot of the supplements we dropped, just for the sake of immune function and combating the mold exposure. We had decided this was not a good time to experiment. Then after this weekend, we went up yet again. They've bounced back really well too! It's clear that the antimicrobials are the key to their behavior control. It NEVER fails us. When they aren't right, increase the antimicrobials and we get our kids back, but not after a little die-off.
|The subway is coming...clearly not one bit afraid!|
There was a whole lot of walking this weekend. At the height of Grayson's symptoms, he couldn't even handle walking around a store without sitting in a cart (mercury effects the mitochondria causing reduced energy). He walked all over NYC this weekend and we are talking about blocks and blocks and blocks of walking!
Today is our first day home and with their increased doses of antimicrobials, they are playing well together (getting into mischief, of course) and seem very happy and content. I don't think I could have asked for a better outcome from our little weekend away!