Theo started school this week. We have been super optimistic. His teacher said this on his 2nd day of school: "Theo is on Fire and did all of the activities perfectly."
Theo goes to a special needs school. He is surrounded by other kids that are similar to him. Last year Theo required the most attention, and rarely participated in all of the activities. This update was a huge sign of progress to us.
I have been working from home over the last few months because of the pandemic of Covid-19, but over the last 2 weeks, I have returned to the office. I only work from home 2 days a week, so I see and interact with Theo less. But from a Dad's perspective, Theo is more aware and more responsive. He understands more of our commands and requests that we give him. The best part is that there have been far less tantrums. We believe it is because Theo is in less pain.
The PANDAS seems to have less of a grasp on my son, and this gives us all a reason to celebrate.
I have been learning more and more about Gut Health leading to better overall health. I am a believer because it has been proven to me. Both with the changes that I have seen in Theo and also in my own health. Since learning all that we have about Theo, I have worked really hard to heal my own gut. I did the Elimination Diet promoted from The Institute of Functional Medicine for 3 weeks and I have tried really hard to eat and drink fermented foods.
It has worked because I am the slimmest I have been in years, and I have way more energy that I have had in the past.
The coolest thing is that I get to see more of my son's personality. Just tonight, I passed him on our stairs and he looked up at me and met in eye contact. Normally, in the past, Theo would look at me and break eye contact really quickly. But tonight, he made eye contact with me and held a gaze while he gave me a huge smile. My Theo boy is thriving and I know that the Fecal Microbiota Transplant is working.
I snapped a picture of the maintenance dose that we give Theo every night. I know a lot of people are curious to see what the poop looks like. :)