Christmas 2010

High Functing Autism

People with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome do not have the delayed language development that's typically found in people with autism. In addition, people with high-functioning autism have average or above average intelligence. However, they may show other behaviors and signs similar to what's seen with other types of autism: delay in motor skills lack of skill in interacting with others little understanding of the abstract uses of language, such as humor or give-and-take in a conversation obsessive interest in specific items or information strong reactions to textures, smells, sounds, sights, or other stimuli that others might not even notice, such as a flickering light Unlike people with other forms of autism, people with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome want to be involved with others. They simply don't know how to go about it. They may not be able to understand others' emotions. They may not read facial expressions or body language well. As a result, they may be teased and often feel like social outcasts. The unwanted social isolation can lead to anxiety and depression.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Are you sure?

I need to get something out there.
To all of you who are not sure if your kid is developing like he/she should be listen please!! Please don't take chances with his/her life. Get early intervention. Now! There might be a chance they have nothing wrong...but what if they do?
Our therepists have been wonderful and they have taught me things to help my kids that I can not put a value on. Brain gym, drooling exercises, speaking 24-7 to them, letting them do for themselves even when it is easier to do it for them. Please don't be in denial or worried what others will think. This is your oppertunity to change someones life...your childs.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

porud momma

I am a proud momma.Never in all the time we have known about carters autism did I think we would have this moment. Carter had a speaking part in his Christmas musical tonight and did wonderful.It was a dialogue and he was funny too. We had a break down at practice, he cried and got all blotchy, we both cried, he did brain gym and drank his water and I prayed. He had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the drama and then proceeded to pick a wedgie as he was headed back to his spot but he was wonderful. Did I mention he had a broken arm? Only two blood vessels have popped in my head...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Little things have been happening that make me angry. The kind of angry that that make me want to scream until my eyes pop out of my head.
You know like a momma bear defending her cubs. Only I have God telling me take a deep breath and learn. My instincts have never been so at war with my faith in God.
Carter has been having nightmares about kids making fun of him, telling others not to play with him. He is hurt. I am hurting for him. I wish I could trade places with him so bad. Why do people see the differences and not the pureness of Carter. he is the most fascinating most loyal, loving child. I want everyone to see what I see. '
The part of me that is not in denial says "this is going to happen, he will be different" but my heart says "he loves God and people, he has come so far...why? why be hurtful?"
So the leason I have learned in being Carter and Colemans mom is; love others, don't look at the difference but the commonalities. You kids see you. Your kids mimic you. Love.
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34”

and the leason to myself...“If you love those who love you (or my son), what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

—Luke 6:27-35

Monday, October 31, 2011


Sometimes the world of autism takes over my life and I go into control mode. Get enough sleep, don't eat anything with red dye, do our brain gym. It takes over. Poor carter is the sweetest thing. He is the funniest, smartest little boy Ive ever met. He is 100%honest. We went to the doctors office the other day for a sinus infection and the secretary asked Carter how his day was. I always get a little nervous but when he said... "Well, after PE I had to poo poo and it wouldn't come out. So i need raisins and water to make it smoother..." I was mortified. What do you say? sorry? ummm... i grabbed him and ran. I said to Carter we don't talk about poop in normal conversation, not everyone wants to hear about your BM. He was shocked! What people are not interested in his poop? ha ha

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


My family went to Chili's for dinner tonight. Our waitress asked us if we needed a refill on anything and Carter yells "I'd like a refill on my pizza, Thanks."

The Devils tests

Carter announced after school today that he took the Devils test. He meant Dibbles but when i tried to tell him it was dibbles not Devils he corrected me. All standardized test are from the devil so this is fairly accurate.

Monday, August 8, 2011

pray for rain

Louisiana has had a major drought for the last few months. No ones grass is green. We have had 38 days of triple digit heat. today was 109'. So we have been praying for rain the last few months, but I didn't know Carter was paying much attention. We walked out side and the sprinklers were on and he grabbed Coleman and my hand and prayed "thank you Lord for the water you have given us"...I wish

Monday, June 20, 2011

I see you from my whole life

Last night we are driving home from a family dinner at the Pratt's and Carter starts crying, tears and everything. I asked what was wrong and he says "I miss my preK teacher" I said " Do you mean Mrs. Sheri?" he said yes, I need to talk to her, cuz I miss her"
He said to tell Mrs Sheri in an email "I love you Mrs Sheri. because I see you from my whole life." love Carter
He is so sweet. He loves deeply and it cracks me up that he think of people randomly.

Monday, May 30, 2011

205 Glenbeck ln.

I was going over things Carter needs to know after he calls 911. Like after you dial 911 you have to push send...because I have a cell phone. Name, first and last, address, ect... I asked carter later that day what his address was and he says "205 Glenbeck ln."
uuhh did you mean Glendale ln. Carter?

i guess I watch a lot of Glen Beck plus on direct TV the channel 205 is FOX news. I wonder if he got them ixed becuase of that?

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I was not feeling well the other day and so i was laying in my bed after school. Carter tells me he is doing an experiment and I was curious and a little nervous. I walk into the kitchen and my plastic water bottles (6 maybe) are filled with hot water. Which means he emptied the water I paid for and put hot tap water in them. Holy moly. The experiment was timing and seeing how long it took for water to go from hot to cold. Cool experiment. We had to have a talk about paying and waiting money but I was proud of him. Gotta love my Carter

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"I love my mommy in the sky"

Carter wrote in chalk on the driveway, "I love my mommy in the sky". Do I know what it means? no, but I love that he loves me!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

compound word

I said "Carter, How do you spell Apple Juice?" He tried to sound it out a-p-l and then looked at me and said "well, that's a compound word"
He is only in Kindergarten

this is not my house

Carter walks in the house today, takes a big wiff and says "this is not my house. It smells different."
David put in a new wood floor while we were gone but Carter did not see the floor just smelled a difference.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I see some cavities

My nieces are in town for their spring break. Sadie was in the car with me taking the boys to swimming lessons. She had a red ringpop and her teeth and mouth were bright red. She smiled to let the boys see her red teeth and Carter said "I see some cavities." He is crazy

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Carter, Carter, Carter

Carter has been driving everyone crazy repeating things like,"mom, Im thirsty, mom Im so thirsty. Im hunry for real, mom Im so hungry." He has been getting in trouble at school for saying his teachers name 100 times.
So I said "Carter, what would you do if I said Carter, Carter, carter." he said "Id give you a snack"


Carter said to me at 6:00 this morning " Its fog outside so we need a GPS and two lights on the car so we can get to school." I laughed and told him school was 2 sec away. So he said "mom this is serious, its fog, for real."

a no snow day

Carter- what day is it?
Carter-Why am I home then?
Me -Its a snow day
Carter-theres no snow outside, are you just kidding mom?
Well, he was right, there was no snow on the ground at all. They called school off because it could have been serious.

tooth fairy

Carter said, "How will the tooth Fairy know I lost my tooth? I said that its kinda like Santa knows where we live and knows who's naughty or nice. So Carter replies, "Does the tooth fairy have a list? cuz I have lotts of stickers and only one tooth"

that man

Carter whispers to me "there's a man in the house who said I can't play tanks on the computer." I ask" What man Carter? because he has scared me. Carter says "that man dad"

human body

It was Dr, Seuss' birthday and so the school had dress as your favorite book character day. Carter wanted to dress like his favorite book Character from "See inside your body" complete with lungs, heart, small intestines, spleen, and more. I love this child. I was trying to explain a character and he said "mom, I want to be a human"

Up, Up, Up and to the Left

We went to Mt. Rushmore this summer and the boys loved it. When we got back we looked at maps and talked about how we got there and what states we had to go through. On T.L. Rodes (our elementary school) open house we went to meet Carter's teacher.He asked her "where are you from?" Mrs Saucier said "I'm from Haughton". Carter looked at her and says "Well, I'm from Louisiana, and if you go up, up, up, and to the left you can see Mt. Rushmore too."

Dragons and Kings

We go to church every Wednesday night to something called Awana.The kids listen to a bible story and learn a verse every week and get rewarded for it. So Carter says on the way to AWANA "does a bear have a heart?" I said "yes" .Then Coleman asks "does a dragon have a heart?" Carter says "CoCo a dragon is pretend, if we had dragons we'd have to slay them and if we had to slay dragons we would have to answer to a king"
All of this from a six year old.


I told Carter this morning to put his khakis on and then I picked up his shirt to put on him. He said "is khakis another word for shirt in Spanish?" oh to be in Carters head...

It hurts my heart

the boys have not been obeying the first time they are asked to do things. They have been sneaking doing things they know are wrong, like going outside when they didn't ask permission or peeing on the carpet in the playroom. So, I said to them "when you sin it hurts my heart, does it hurt your heart?" Carter shook his head yes and looked sad."Yes, mommy it does." ColeMan says, "it hurts my heart to throw up" and then grins really big

Friday, February 25, 2011

when the lights go out

Yesterday it was so humid and stormy looking but the temperature was soooo nice out. Well we went on a walk and didn't get to far because the wind was almost knocking us down. When we got home there was a tornado watch and thunderstorm warnings. The lights always go out when we have storms so the kids crawled in my bed and we read books by a Coleman lantern. We were looking through a book of famous buildings from Usborn and Carter asks why all the churches look different and people do different things in them. We saw Cathedrals, mosques, Castles, etc.. and he said "I wish God was big enough for everyone to have Him" I told him God is big enough for everyone, but sometimes people don't choose to believe in God. he replied "Well that's weird" and I agree.
I had a really nice time talking about different buildings Mark has been to lately and we got the globe out Carter got at Christmas and found the country's and states the buildings are in. I wish the light would go out more often.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

first loose tooth

Carter Allan lost his first tooth on Valentines day 2011. It was a big moment for me. I kind of wiggled harder than he thought I was going to wiggle it. And when it fell out he saw the blood and wigged out a little, but after he saw himself in the mirror he was fine. Sometimes he has to have a moment of freaking out but he always calms down. I rubbed his ears, like in the brain gym exercises and he said, "mom I love...when you rub my ears, it calms me down." I'm glad I'm good for something!

"A Man"

We were getting ready for dinner when Carter came into the kitchen with tears in his eyes. When I asked what was wrong he just said "theirs a man in the house who said I can't play tanks on the computer." So I asked "What man Carter?" I was a little nervous someone was in my house that I didn't know, when he answered "that man dad"
He is so funny, we need a reality show.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I saw a show where a 5 year old saved his mothers life by calling 911. I decided to tell my boys that if something ever happened to mommy and I couldn't they would need to call the ambulance/ 911. they were paying I thought.
A few days later Coleman fell at the church and busted his mouth wide open. Carter came running in saying CALL 119, 119, help, call 119 !!!!! At the time I was so busy I didn't pay much attention but later I laughed and laughed. If Im ever unconscience I will die.


We got a little snow/ice the other day, which is a huge deal in Louisiana. Anyway, we went to play outside for a little over an hour and had a ton of fun. We got inside and Carters face was very red but i thought it was just cold cheeks, well a few hours later it looked worse not better. It was wind burn + enfandiago. It looked aweful but got better after some vaseline on his face for a few days

Sunday, January 16, 2011

wild things with Max

I have started Carter and Coleman on a new product called Max. I started it a week ago and I am trying to notice the differences in the boy. Carter has been a lot more hyperthe past 2-3 days anyway, We were at Pepes yesterday and Carter could not sit still and he looked at me and asked "Do i look wild? cuz I feeeeel wild." great.

the humans

Me and my great friend Tiffany were inside trying to sign up on The Max product and David was out side with Carter, Coleman and Kaegan. David was raking leaves and the three boys were on the swing. Carter was swinging by his self but the younger two were whining to get us to push them when David overheard this...Carter told Kaegan, "If you learn how to swing by yourself, back and forth like this, the humans don't have to push you anymore."

Friday, January 14, 2011


Everyday after school I ask the boys what they did do that day, who did they play with? what was different? what therapy did you get to do today? Carter told me he went to speech therapy today and they talked about eyes. "Eyes?"I said What did he learn about eyes?
Carter said "some people don't look into the eyes, they stare at the ceiling or the floor. I'm not very good at looking into eyes but I tried all day. See me looking at your eyes mom."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Max Gxl

OK, so there is a product out there called Max Gxl. It has glutathion in it. I don't understaand 100% of what is is so I coppied and pasted fromm Dr. Rhonda Spellmans website.What IS it? What does it DO? And, WHY should you care?
According to over 92,000 articles found in Pub Med, glutathione is the most potent and abundant antioxidant in the entire body.

Glutathione is a tripeptide produced in our liver that is made up of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. Glutathione exists in every single cell in our bodies (at least 10 trillion cells!)
Glutathione protects cells from damaging toxins and acts as a detoxifying agent. Foreign materials (free radicals, toxins, heavy metals…) bind to glutathione and are flushed away.
Our metabolism can’t function properly with excessive toxins and, therefore, we are dependent on healthy glutathione levels in order to live a normal life.
My son behaved like he had an entire army of ants in his pants and crawling up and down his arms. He was unable to stop moving for more than just a few seconds. He ‘played’ the piano with his fingers in the air or simply shrugged his shoulders – every few seconds. A rash around his mouth formed from the constant licking; a scab formed on his forehead from the frequent rubbing and his non-stop blinking was hard to witness without feeling pity. He didn’t sleep and he didn’t eat much. We received invitations for him to join the Special Olympics.

I thought a second opinion would help. The next doctor recommended anti-depressants for my son. At that time I probably needed them (not my son!) but I was not willing to submit to mind altering drugs and went to doctor number three.

This third doctor, a naturopath, did a ‘Bio-Scan’ on my son and determined that his major organs were all operating at less than 25% of their potential. His liver was operating at only 23%. To learn that your child is literally dying from the inside out is a nightmare I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

She recommended a number of natural supplements to boost his immune system response. The monthly cost: $520.00. I almost fainted. I was selling copies of my children’s books just to purchase the $240.00 in monthly supplements he had been taking. It just wasn’t possible. We started with a few – $250.00 worth. “There is no guarantee, she said, but, “They should help.”

That night I went into research mode 1000. At approximately 1:00 a.m., I typed a number of related words into my browser. Autism, Suppressed Immune System, Low Uric Acid, Chronic Inflammation, Liver Deficiency… On the advanced search I required that ALL words would need to be included.

The site that came up at the top of the list was one for a Dr. Robert H. Keller. I had not heard of him. I read about his research and work that centered on those with low uric acid. This site: revealed information about a supplement that he created – a glutathione accelerator that improves immune systems and increases uric acid levels.

The product, MaxGxl glutathione accelerator, was all natural and, therefore, should have no side effects! It sounded too good to be true.

I was fascinated. I couldn’t stop reading. But, (to be honest) I was looking for the “catch.” How could this product do what no other had been able to do? But, the more I read the more I became convinced that this product was something I’d be crazy not to try. I was becoming one of Dr. Keller’s biggest fans as I read about his dedication to countless people with terminal health conditions. Story after story attested to his commitment. It was like reading stories about Mother Theresa.

YOU can read all about him yourself. You should. YOU can do the research – for days, weeks, months, years… if you want to. YOU could. I have tried everything, done everything and I finally threw away over $1,200 worth of products sitting in a box that sat in a box until July, 2010 – over a year and one half after Tanner began taking the MaxGxl glutathione accelerator.

I couldn’t – in good conscience – give it away because I knew none of the bottles made a significant or lasting difference. I couldn’t bear to throw that much money away either – until they were all expired that is!

I made a decision to give this MaxGxl glutathione accelerator a try but I was very hesitant. I decided that – IF it was going to work – it would have no assistance! I knew that ALL of the ingredients were safe and felt sure that they couldn’t hurt him… but, could they help him, I wondered?

I put all of my son’s supplements (17 bottles) in a box and planned to give him the MaxGxl glutathione accelerator over Christmas break. I gave my son his first single capsule on on December 17, 2008. He had been suffering from PANDAS since September, 2007. We were looking into special schools and receiving Special Olympics ® invitations because he was doing so poorly . . . .

Within one week we saw subtle improvements that included better eye contact.
Within two weeks his overall focus was better and my husband remarked that his responses were unprecedented.
At the end of three weeks I received a call from his school. His 100% modification was reduced to 50%!
Within seven weeks ALL of his PANDAS (the incurable disease) symptoms were completely GONE!
I increased his dosage slowly. Every two to three weeks I added one more capsule. We started with one every morning for two weeks. Next he had one in the morning and another at night. Next he took one three times a day for another two weeks. Soon he took two in the morning and then two at night.
It appeared that my son was returning from a long, long drought… he was eating well and gaining weight.
On September 16, 2009 (one day short of nine months) I went in for his first parent – teacher conference of 4th grade. I was told that my son No longer qualified for services.
MaxGxl glutathione accelerator was the only thing we did. He was sleeping through the night again and acting like the boy I knew and loved. I wanted it to last and prayed often for him.
In January, 2009 I began taking MaxGxl glutathione accelerator – on a trial basis to see if it might help my chronic insomnia (that began in my teens) – since my son was sleeping so well. I began sleeping through the night in less than a week! The bonus is that my chronic pain (from multiple broken bones and a serious head injury that left me in a coma for eight days in 1982) decreased dramatically as well!

After another month I was convinced that everyone I know would benefit from this all natural product so I signed up to become an associate! Receiving bonus checks just for helping others is a another real blessing!

If I could GIVE this to you I would and I’m working with a team to develop a fund where we will donate money to sponsor those who need MaxGxl glutathione accelerator the most but can’t afford it. I clearly understand the financial hardship that a serious illness has on a family! Until then, I am thrilled to know that almost everyone can afford MaxGxl glutathione accelerator at $69.00 a month + tax and shipping!

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