So I migrated to wordpress because i was having problems with my old blog site. Bare with me while I migrate old stories or I may decide to simply start new.
For those just joining me, this is dedicated to my daughter Bella, aka princess bella. She was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 and is currently 4. She is non-verbal, has sensory processing difficulties, insomnia and also has a receptive speech delay.
Put simply (for those not versed in these things) she cannot speak, nor can she understand what she is being told. She also has trouble processing the world around her, which makes her seek out deep pressure activities as well as water. && of course insomnia as we all know means she has problems sleeping which is common for kids on the spectrum.
We are in the process of weaning her off of clonodine, a pharmaceutical that is frequently prescribed to kids on the spectrum for sleep and mood disorders. We are going to be starting CBD oil in the hope that it not only helps her sleep, but it has been shown to help non-verbal children begin speaking. I won’t go into the laundry list of side effects associated with clonidine, nor will I vilify it as i know many parents rely on this drug and it works for them. My biggest reason for ditching it is simply if there is something out there that is natural, I’d much rather that be used. If you would like to see the side effects of clonidine I have linked it here ———> Side Effect List
I am currently working with her pediatrician to also look into a probiotic we could try in conjuction with CBD as well that is showing promise in kids with Autism and ADHD.
If you would like to donate to her CBD oil fund (it’s not covered by insurance which is the one draw back of using it) you can find that link here ——-> Donate <———-
I’ve been left to use paypal as gofundme and other sites like it do not allow me to withdrawal donations for CBD as they still see it as a drug even though it is legal in all 50 states.
Thanks for reading and I hope to connect with you in the future. 😀