Last week, I had an interesting incident with Zoe. As we’ve made this journey with homeopathy, my biggest question has been, “Does homeopathy work to relieve the disabilities caused by autism?” It’s been an interesting process. While others see dramatic events immediately, we’ve seen baby steps and things like 3 steps forward, 1 or 2 back.
Not easy for a parent with a struggling child, but detox, cleansing, and healing all take time and patience.
Anyway, back to the incident. We were reading our Bible just before bed, and as I was trying to get Zoe to settle down, she picked her head up and looked at me. Now, let me clarify: she’s a child who’s always made eye contact with those she trusts very well, but I felt, in my core, there was something different about this stare. Maybe she was trying to communicate with a meaningful look – pretty big for a kid with autism, anyway, but I’m not sure it was that.
It exactly looked like some curtains had been parted and she was seeing out with clarity for the first time.
That night, I hit up my homeopathy groups and asked the question if I was seeing what I thought. And while I got support, my doubter’s heart wasn’t quite convinced. Maybe it was just wishful mama thinking.
Two days later, I went to the parent-teacher conferences. Zoe’s teacher, Mrs. W., was absolutely aglow with how wonderful her progress has been and quite proud of her. Scott, her aide, confirmed how much progression there had been since last year: following the class without prompting, interacting with the other kids, cutting off preferred activities to participate, even watching a MOVIE ON MATH for about 10 minutes (what?? hallelujah!).
Then, Mrs. W., turned to me and said, “The other day she was walking down the hallway, saw me, stopped, looked right into my eyes, recognized me, and gave me a hug.”
My heart leapt, because in that moment, I had my confirmation of Zoe’s moment of clarity. You can say this is still *just* wishful thinking, but for me, right now, I can see that something radical happened last week in the inner workings of her brain. Does homeopathy work on autism?
For my family, the answer is a resounding “yes.”
It’s been a great school year, but as you can see, a WONDERFUL two months:
PS: I just realized it’s Teacher Appreciation Day. I DON’T want you to think that the teachers in Zoe’s life had nothing to do with this! We have a wonderful school, a wonderful support system, and we are blessed to have teachers, in both Amelia and Zoe’s lives, who care about them and want them to succeed, and do everything in their power to help. Mrs. W., Mrs. S., Stephanie, Melissa, Scott, Danielle, all their past teachers – you are all my girls’ teachers, and you all rock! They are flourishing because you give your all!