We’ve been giving Nate the at-home methyl-B12 shots for two weeks now. His sleep is back to acceptable levels (not great, but acceptable)–he’s going to bed at a regular 8:00 and getting up usually between 6:00 and 7:00, with night wakings still common. We put a gate on his door, which is helping.
At the end of every day this past week (Monday-Friday), I sat down and thought, “Wow, today was a pretty good day.” No major meltdowns, generally good cooperation, good language. Nate has also started asking a few questions in the last week to 10 days, including, “Who it is?” when I answered the door and he couldn’t see who it was, and “Mama, where are you?” a couple of times (he seemed to be saying that one more to himself than actually calling out to me, but still, it’s a great step). He has never asked questions before.
In general, Nate just looks healthier: his complexion is smoother and brighter, and the bumps on his legs are better. I attribute these changes to the diet but also recognize that m-B12 could be contributing.
The actual shot-giving is not too fun. It requires two of us (one to hold down, one to give), and Nate doesn’t like it at all. He still cried this last time, but he didn’t act like the shot hurt him, so that’s good. I’m planning on asking the doctor this week for some EMLA (numbing) cream.
Overall, I’m pleased with the lessening of bad side effects and am excited to see what other positive changes occur.