Autism and MMR Vaccine Injury Recovery With Homeopathy: Boy, Age 5
Kari J. Kindem, CFHom, CHP, Classical Homeopath,
CEASE Practitioner, Autism Spectrum Specialist
"It was the best news we could have received! After suffering from my first miscarriage, we found out we were going to be given another covenant child from God. Pregnancy was difficult as I had a job as a waitress, and was very sick and very nauseous everyday and all day. Every doctor's appointment was said to have gone well. I was told it was a normal pregnancy. I was just unfortunate to have so much sickness.
Our son was born in the fall of 2006. Labor was very difficult. I was diagnosed with Strep B. The doctors said it was a dangerous bacteria to have as it could cause meningitis, death, and cerebral palsy. So after receiving six to eight bags of penicillin and over 30 hours of labor, the doctors broke my water. Our son was out of amniotic fluid for over 16 hours, and I came down with a 102 degree fever. I also received an epidural that stopped working after so many hours. Finally after what seemed to be an eternity, our son was born. He was a beautiful red-headed and very white baby! The very next day, our son was taken to the NICU because his blood levels were extremely high. He spent the next nine days there, receiving antibiotics for a severe blood infection.
After his recovery, we had him home for several weeks with great milestones. He was developing normally according to his well child check-ups. He was saying "mama, dada," he knew animal sounds, and was just a happy baby. Around his 15 month check-up, our son received his MMR shot. Within several months he lost all his words, couldn't walk right, and lost almost all his functions on the left side of his body. It was like his brain had a stroke, and he could only use the left side of his body. He wouldn't sleep through the night anymore and he became afraid of men. We couldn't go anywhere at night, because he would scream as it was breaking his routine. He began crying and screaming for attention, and for the things he wanted. I remember having to run around trying to find what it was that he wanted. He became a very frustrated child who never smiled anymore. It broke our hearts as his parents, and we wondered what happened to our little boy.
Our son was diagnosed with mild to moderate autism at age 2. He was assessed formally from our public school district. He was delayed in speech, fine motor planning, and social issues. He had many quirks like always wearing a hat and he repeated everything we did or said. His play consisted of rolling cars just to see the wheels turn, and only paged through books.
He had many social issues. He screamed if anyone new came over, and he wouldn't "play" with anyone. He had no imaginary play at all. He was a very emotional and sensitive child. He easily cried at anything even if you looked at him funny!
Our son is the oldest of 3 children, but he totally ignored anything his siblings did.
Our son also had difficulty with foods. He couldn't have anything gluten or any dairy products. His gut was full of bad bacteria that made his body impossible to digest healthy foods. His bowel system was a mess which made him feel awful as well. It didn't help his attitude, sleep, or overall well-being. We found out he had a very high bacteria in his bowel system called clostridium which affects speech. Our son was receiving organic whole foods, but his body couldn't digest the proper nutrition in them. The gut is the second brain of the body. When the stomach isn't working properly, the brain won't be either.
Our son's speech and language was difficult. He didn't talk again until 2 months shy of his fourth birthday. He couldn't even form his mouth to say anything because he couldn't plan how to move his mouth. He is a very smart boy, he just couldn't get anything out because his fine motor planning wasn't developed. So at 3 3/4 years old, our son couldn't talk, write, dress himself, or even play at age level.
After much research and talking with family members, we found homeopathy. We were so desperate at this point to help our son, because we were not getting any help from the medical field at all. We were told we were crazy to think that our son was vaccine induced into autism and received no guidance in where to go for help. So after much prayer, God led us to this natural way to help our son. Thanks be to God for answering our prayers through use of homeopathy! We found Kari J. Kindem, and we were so impressed, we knew we had to go on this journey with her.
We observed many changes throughout our son's recovery process. Our son began his chronic remedy in April of 2011. Within the first 3 months he began talking, was overall happier, and went back to sleeping through the night. His sleep was deeper, and I was finally getting a full night's rest again. This was the first time in four years! He began to play with his siblings and actually causing fights! We also noticed he finally had some pretend play. He started pretending he was "swiper the fox", and would bother his sister by taking away her baby. Now you might say that isn't nice, which is wasn't! He was finally interacting with his sister and this is what we were so excited about!
Around four to six months of using homeopathy, we noticed our son didn't need naps anymore thus showing he was feeling better and had more energy. He was also becoming more independent. He began getting dressed himself, became fully potty trained (even at night), and his attention span was getting longer.
After seven to nine months, we noticed he started becoming a social little boy. We were at church one Sunday, and he began talking to elderly people in our church. He was telling them stories about his baby brother! We couldn't believe he was starting to play with other kids at church as well. We also noticed he could adjust to something new, even though it was breaking his routine. This made things so much easier and fun for the entire family.
During the last 3 months of his treatments, we saw that his fine motor skills and planning were picking up. He is now 5 1/2 and is able to write all his letters, read, and do simple math. He can ride his bike, run, jump, and play with all his friends in their endeavors. We are also able to have him eat anything because his stomach was healed after many enzymes and probiotics.
Our son started as a quiet, non-talking, non-playing, screaming and frustrated boy that couldn't eat "normal" foods. After homeopathy he is happy, talkative, learning, and able to eat anything with no problems. We got him tested at our local home school building, and he is at a kindergarten to first grade level. He is above average in several areas for his age. We as his parents believe God gave us homeopathy as a primary medical modality to help recover our son. God gave us an all natural means to help him. We give all the glory to God for being the Great Physician. And we are ever so thankful He sent Kari into our lives as a means and tool to help us on our journey of homeopathy.
We rest in the words of Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, faith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end." God gave us an end. He gave us our son back!
We are a family from the Midwest, USA. We love and follow the Good Shepherd and have a very long line of conservative values in our family."