I'm so conflicted about supplements. I have found this to be a very touchy subject in the Ds community. There are those that swear by them, and then there are those who say it's all bunk. Several moms say that they have noticed major improvements after starting certain multivitamins and other supplements. They say that their cognition and physical development took off. However, there are those that don't give them and their kiddos are doing awesome as well. The only things we are giving Camden right now is a probiotic and DHA. He seems to have a lot of tummy troubles and this is why we chose to give a probiotic. We give DHA because it's known for having a positive impact on brain development. I ordered Nutrivene, but I just can't seem to give it. If I'm not 100% sure, I don't want to do it. So, it just sits on the counter. When I read the lists of supplements that some moms give it blows me away. Sometimes there are over 20 things on that list. It really makes my head spin. I'm just so conflicted about this whole thing.
Another thing I have read a lot about is neuro-developmental treatment. This is basically an advanced therapeutic approach of therapy for those with neurological challenges. Again, there are great testimonials out there about how this type of therapy has worked wonders for their little ones. The problem is that it's expensive as crap. If I really thought this is what Camden needed, we would find a way to make it happen. How do I know if this is what we should do? We are just doing ECI now. Is that enough? I don't know.
Last, but now least, is the topic of immunizations. We were having a discussion about this with my cyber sisters and I was honestly so surprised at how many do not vaccinate. I think that is becoming more common these days. I absolutely do not judge anyone for their decision. You have to do what is right for you. I have always been pro vaccination. I mean, there was absolutely no question about it. I was vaccinated and to this day both of my children are as well. As a nurse I know what not vaccinating can do. It's scary stuff. Children have died from measles, whooping cough, etc because of not vaccinating. However, there is a lot of talk about how vaccinations can cause injury to the brain and to the body in general. I'm not gonna lie. I do worry about this. Maybe we can just do a delayed schedule so the vaccines are spread out a bit. I just don't know!
I don't want to make the wrong decisions. I don't want to not do something that could possibly help my son. My gut really tells me to just keep doing what we are doing. Maybe I should just go with that. Besides, didn't I say that I was just going to let him be a baby?!