We started Dean on Gentle Iron, 8 mg a day (this is in addition to the 5 mg that was already in his multivitamin and whatever else he was getting through his diet). I wanted to ask around about brand and dosage because iron a supplement that you *can* overdo (see Wikipedia's entry on lead poisoning).
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If I didn't know that I wasn't making it up, I'd think I was making it up. In a few days, Dean started drinking liquids *without prompting* all day long for the first time in his life! He has had a normal sense of thirst since then, which Dr. Miller and others have said they've seen happen with other kids. Crazy. Makes me think back to all the time that we spent fighting to get liquids into Dean's body.
Dean's energy has also perked up and he is sleeping better (i.e., not pulling off the bipap as much!). The combination of B12 + the iron really seems to be working for him. He feels strong and alert, and his brain is doing great things. He knows how to spell his name and is picking out some sight words in print??? What on the earth! Is this all from the iron and/or the B12? As usual, who knows. But you can't deny benefits that pop up seemingly out of nowhere.