Saturday, November 15, 2014
There were a lot of changes in 2014. Jonathan had a great year. He finished elementary school (in our area, 6th grade is still considered elementary) and he changed schools to start middle school. We made the decision to change from public school to Catholic school. So far, he is doing fantastic. He was accepted with a probation letter pending proper academic performance and proper behavior and he has done absolutely great. He is getting over 90 in all his courses with no help other than my help with some projects.
Jonathan is now taller than me. He is 5’5” tall and weighs about 130lbs. He looks thin and older. He will be 13 soon. Amazing how much has happened in the past 10 years. He made new friends in his new school and he is genuinely happy. He is no longer doing Tae Kwon Do or Baseball. The school commitment is so much more stressful, that he cannot spend more than 2 nights a week out. He is attending Spanish lessons and he goes to an Athletic Performance training that keeps him in shape. His passion is still video games J L.
Regarding biomedicine, he still takes about 30 pills a day. But we no longer do any special therapy or major biomedical therapy. Because he does have ADHD now, in addition to his autism, he takes Concerta to help him focus. I really would like to get back into proper research to help him overcome ADHD without Concerta, but my job schedule and extra-curricular activities does not give me time. I am also 10 years older and do not have the same energy level. I stay as current as possibly by helping others, but not deep enough to help Jonathan further. He is very high functioning and the therapies that I research for the younger kids that are more severe, do not apply to him anymore except for the supplements he continues to take to bypass his nutrigenomics.