It’s been a little over a month since Anthony had his adenoids taken out. Things have been going wonderful! Pretty much from the day of the surgery, we really haven’t had any huge mood swings or melt downs. OCD was still there a bit. But our hope was that as inflammation went down, so would the OCD.
We had an appointment shortly after surgery with our pediatrician. We looked over the lab results and he noticed that 2 of the bacteria’s in Anthony’s adenoids (he had 5 total) were penicillin resistant. So we switched antibiotics from amoxicillin, to cefdinir. Dr. P, also said to me “Don’t worry! We will figure all this out. I’m going to work with you on this” Love him!!!
I chatted with Dr. Sletten a couple times over the past month also, about after surgery protocol. He said, even though I’m nervous, we can not keep Anthony on cefdinir for longer than a month. He is afraid if we do, that we will be battling clostridia next. Which we both don’t want! So, tomorrow is actually Anthony’s last capsule of cefdinir. I’m nervous and scared, but hopeful that the protocol I mention below, will be helping us keep bacteria and his immune system in check.
We are also back to doing Phosphatidyl Serine This supplement is great for OCD and anxiety. It is commonly needed in those with methylation issues or genetic methylation mutations. Anthony’s big mutation is BHMT, which is why he does so well with PS.
We also continue to give Anthony his life changing supplement that he will require for the rest of his life, TMG.
And twice a week we give a bit of Vitamin A and C.
All these supplements can be found with the links I embedded above. You can also receive a discount on all your orders through Spectrum Supplements by using Coupon Code: BIOMED at check out (must creat an account before coupon will work)
Since we implemented this protocol, Anthony has still be mood swing free. And in the last 2 weeks, has also been OCD free. WHOOHOO He has been a pleasure to be around. He recently started 3rd grade and is doing well. Spelling and writing has become easier for him. His teacher has even noticed his spelling has improved. I’m thinking it has to do with getting his adenoids taken out and getting out of that year long PANDAS/PANS flare.
I will update again in a few months. But so far, so good!!! Below are a few recent pics and a cute video of Anthony and I cooking.