Monday, June 1, 2009

I am getting to spend the day with Kolton who is home sick today! We are snuggling on the couch and watching "Bolt" (again)! Kolton gets sick a lot, which always freaks me out. Ash and Chase were sick when they were small, all the normal stuff like ear infections and throat infections. Luckily they grew out of it and have been very healthy. Kolton since birth will suddenly spike a fever of 104 to 105 completely out of the blue. There usually aren't any other symptoms to go with the fever. When he got so sick at 3 it scared us to death! He was in hospital for over a month, they took out his appendix and he had another procedure to put a pick line in to feed him. He had a rare thing called HSP (couldn't possibly spell the full name). It was his body's autoimmune reaction to something. His head swelled so much he couldn't see, he couldn't walk, his intestines shut down. The doctor's at Sick Kids told us that normally when a child gets HSP they get 1 or 2 symptoms, are sick for a few days and then they are fine. Kolton got every symptom to the max, they said they never see such a severe case.

The reason I am sharing this is because it seems like he has a very strange immune system which I believe is somehow related to his Asperger's. I believe that all of these kids with ADD, ADHD and Autism have sensitive systems and they can't handle all of the crap in our environment, our food etc... I don't have a degree in anything that would qualify me to know what the heck I am talking about, but sometimes common sense can tell us so much more!

Well back to snuggling and "Bolt"!


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