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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Your kid has autism. Get over it.

Miracle Mineral Solution or the MMS protocol.  Ever hear of it? No? Need a refresher? Allow me. It's Chlorine Dioxide, an industrial bleach. High oral doses of this bleach can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe dehydration and other life threatening conditions like kidney, liver and or heart failure.  

It's often given to autistic people, mostly children to "cure them".

And if that's not horrible enough of an idea for you, it's usually done as an enema. Which destroys the linings of the intestines and parents proudly display pictures of bloody discharge on message boards and private Facebook groups because they believe they are ridding their child of parasites and autism. 

Go ahead. I'll say it with you.  WHAT. THE. FUCK. 

I'm a bit of an autism old timer by this point. I've been hearing about this treatment for a while. As a matter of self preservation, I try to ignore/avoid this topic and other ones like it because ain't nobody got time for that. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck than it's a freaking quack doctor duck. Or something. You know where I'm going with this because I'm kind of sure that the majority of the people that follow my little old blog are rational and thinking people.  Chemicals they would use to clean their bathrooms are not things they are interested in having their child ingest. I mean, it's hard enough to get my Kiddo to eat a vegetable and I'm also not BAT CRAP CRAZY. 

This past week I've been binging on podcasts on the psychology of cults. (Yeah, it's safe to say I have eclectic interests.) Anyway, as I was folding laundry I heard a statement in regards to Scientology that made me lose my mind on this topic.  That not only are they telling parents to do this to their autistic kids, they should be giving it to their neurotypical children as well to prevent autism from possibly developing and that's when I let out a string of curse words that would make a sailor on shore leave blush. 

A reenactment of me hearing it. It totally messed up my good hair day too. 


Cause it's not enough to abuse and possibly kill your autistic kids. Let's get the other ones too while you're at it because you are THAT afraid of autism.  (Fun fact. Scientology doesn't recognize autism as it falls under the area of mental health and that doesn't exist in their world and yet, they have no problem selling this MMS junk as the cure to autism. You know, the thing that doesn't exist.  Ummm, okay then.) 

You want to know why there are so many autistic adults online that seem very angry at parents?  It's because of stuff like this and frankly, can you blame them? Like seriously, imagine you are autistic and you first stumble across a post about this. How these parents are willing to take the risk that their kids will have organ failure because autism is just too scary and needs to go away.  Or, imagine being an autistic adult that somehow survived this treatment.  It can't even wrap my mind around that.

The people that do this are the reason we can't have nice things and it's time we had a "Come to Jesus" conversation.

Your child has autism. It's not what you planned but hey, your kids didn't plan on having parents that would consider bleach enemas as a sound medical choice either. Looks like you're both disappointed but how about accepting what life gave you so you BOTH can be happy and move forward.  How about that? Making your kid happy.  I think that's what all parents can agree on.  We want them happy and we want them safe.  Having your child ingest bleach, NOT SAFE.

It's quiet possible that even if your child wasn't autistic, that they might develop and grow their own set of ideas, opinions, and beliefs that are completely different than your own or what you raised them with.  Despite sending me to Catholic school all my life, my butt isn't in a pew on Sunday.  Guess what? My mom didn't try to give me bible enema.

Your kid might be a Democrat to your registered Republican.  Your kid might be gay. Your kid might realize that they do not identify with the gender they were assigned to at birth.  Your kid might marry and then divorce even if you think that marriage is forever.  Your kid might not want to make you a grandparent. Your kid might doing something really evil like root for the Mets when you're a die hard Yankee fan.

Your kid has autism and that doesn't change a damn thing about them. It just explains their neurology.  That's it.  Yes, autism has challenging aspects to it. I won't sugar coat it. Some of these can be down right hard to live with but this "miracle solution" bullshite? This has to stop.  This is abuse. Plain and simple.

Sometimes the only cure needed here is a change of attitude.  Your kid has autism. Accept this and them.

I accept the fact I have to give the Kiddo no less than 50 head scratches and squeezes a day. 





9 comments:

  1. Yes! I have numerous friends whose children are on various points on the spectrum. So many people want someone or something to blame. They want to change the hand they’ve been dealt. I was so incredibly grateful that my son’s pediatrician, the diagnosing developmental pediatrician, and his teacher all said the same thing about foods, specifically, a gluten-free, casein-free, boring af diet: he has no allergies or heightened sensitivities to food. It will most like not change anything. Boom! Honesty from day one. Thank you! Now, we have seen some nice improvements with his language and behaviors using essential oils consistently for 2.5 years, but my kid still has Autism. There are no miracle “cures” here, and frankly, we aren’t trying to fix him. We have basically just gotten on with the business of living. Shame on those people so afraid of Autism, so unhappy with what their kid isn’t, they can’t see all that he or she IS.

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  2. My husband said the greatest thing to me when our son was diagnosed and I was upset. He reminded me that nothing had changed, our son was the same awesome kid post dx that he was pre-diagnosis, we now had better tools to help him.

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  3. I didn’t even know this was a thing!!! Not that I’m surprised because people can be absolutely heinous!! But thank you for sharing/educating. And I just love your last sentence about giving your son squeezes/scratches. My lil boy asks for “big hugs” “scratchies” and touches/squeezes my neck and face- All. Day. Long. But I would not change who he is especially not with some whack-job idea of chemical poisoning for anything!!! He’s special and the best thing that’s happened to me and my husband. He teaches us more than we can ever teach him. So thank you.

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    1. Parasites are in the gut and vaccines one of many factors yet u don't test using know where to begin

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  5. It amazes me we put everything in them hoping yet we all drink purity tablets so if they choose you don't than keep silent

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  6. As all so they want too preach to everyone yet do nothing to help either your a solution or a problem

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