A Note on Elizabeth

Hello Friends,

bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

The bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Elizabeth hasn’t been feeling well.  The good news is that we have seen a new doctor, an immunologist, who I believe is getting to the root cause of what ails her.  One of the first things he said was that autism is an autoimmune disorder.  Given our family history and that of so many families we hear from, I believe it and have for years.  The bad bacteria and viruses in our children’s dysfunctional autoimmune systems cause their immune systems to attack their brains.  This is what happens in PANDAS (caused by an exposure to Strep), Lyme and many others.  He has prescribed high levels of three antibiotics which are likely to be taken for months, if not years.  He said to prepare for her to get worse before she gets better due to the die-off.  And that’s what happened.  We had nine very difficult days.  She is more stable now but still not well.  This will be a long battle of getting rid of the invaders and then building her immune system back up, probably with IvIG.  As Elizabeth gets better, I hope to have her be able to write more for herself.  In the meantime, I will keep you posted.  Thank you for all of your prayers and support.

Blessings, Virginia