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July 14, 2013

Could Banana Bags Help People with Autism Quickly Recover from Anesthesia?

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Novel Emerging Treatments in Anesthesia Should be Funded and Studied for People with Autism.

People with autism often have bad reactions after having anesthesia.

Yet, in order to get dental x-rays, teeth cleaned, dental fillings, or medical procedures or other medical tests completed, they must be sedated.

Autistic people don't react well to when their brains are sedated.

Keep in mind, they already try to navigate daily in an often scary and unpredictable world.

Thus, they feel safest and calmer when their brains are working at optimum level so they can better process the environment around them. Being sedated or recovering from anesthesia, doesn't help.

How can we help autistic patients in hospital settings who are recovering from general or dental anesthesia?

There's an inexpensive novel emerging treatment that could help rapidly restore brain homeostasis following anesthesia.

An IV Banana Bag. OR Vitamin B-12 Im injection before anesthesia.

Yes, an IV Banana Bag or IM injection of Vitamin B-12, may be a helpful intervention for autistic patients recovering from general anesthesia.

And help hospitalized autistic patients stay calm in a strange setting while receiving medical care or recovering.

The theory behind this is based on what is in the Banana Bag being able to rapidly restore homeostasis in the autistic body and brain.

An IV Banana Bag is typically 1 Liter of normal saline (0.9%) with:

Thiamine 100 mg
Folic Acid  1 mg
Multivitamin 1 amp
3 grams Magnesium Sulfate
Bag is infused over 4-8 hours as per physician's order



An IV Banana Bag post anesthesia could reduce dry mouth, brain fog, muscle cramps, confusion, lethargy and general malaise triggering agitation in an autistic patient.

I say all this from personal experience. My son's agitation and extreme self-injurious behavior following anesthesia have been reduced with Banana Bags. Is it the Thiamine? Magnesium? Or all the ingredients?

Is it because many people with autism have bad reactions to anesthesia because anesthesia triggers oxidative stress in autism?

And the vitamins in the Banana Bags minimize and help reverse oxidative stress?

Could also be that anesthesia inhibits methionine synthase.

Methionine could work synergistically with the B vitamins and Magnesium in Banana Bag  to restore homeostasis post anesthesia in some autistic patients.
















4 comments:

gskyhawk said...

Very interesting, Kim. The ingredients in the IV have relevance to homeostasis by way of co-factor mechanisms and other needed processes in the brain. In your previous blog on Chocolate and serotonin - does Jamey take an SSRI regularly? SSRI's have some benefit but of course it depends...Hugs and well wishes to Jamey! :)

OlsonParker said...

Hello Mrs. Oakley, I tried messaging you on Youtube but I cant be sure if it went through or not. I wasn't sure how else to reach you so I figured I would leave a comment here. I just finished watching all of your videos and I just wanted to say thank you so much. I am writing to express my gratitude for devoting your life to the care of your son. You absolutely have been doing the right thing in video taping every aspect of Jamey's life and this will act as an indispensable tool for those trying to understand severe-autism, SIB and other behavioral/neurological challenges.

I'm going to be honest, and this is because I was not educated in the matter, I thought that autism was similar to downs and other learning disabilities of that type. After watching over 100 of your videos I am sure that is not the case. Thank you for opening my eyes. You just about have me considering dropping my career recording music in Hollywood to study clinical neuroscience because Jamey is so fascinating to me.

I am ABSOLUTELY convinced that he understands what is happening around him but is just unable to communicate it. Something in his brain is inhibiting the electricity to fire in those parts that would control his motor skills.

The world needs to see Jamey! I am also an aspiring writer and I would like to know what your thoughts would be if I wanted to make a documentary about Jamey and his relationship with you, the family, and the world around him. I truly believe that your case has been completely neglected by the government and legal system and ALL the truths in your videos need to be discussed for everyone in the world to see. Those responsible for the neglect need to see this the most and have it thrust into their faces so it can't be ignored. Being a male in my mid-late 20's, I feel as if Jamey was someone who I could have been great friends with. In his eyes, I see a young man that is desperate to figure out why he cannot communicate with the outside world. I have a few theories of my own that I would love to discuss but it definitely seems as though he IS learning things and he IS getting better each year.

To give a small professional background, I've worked with bands such as The Allman Brothers, John Paul Jones, The Pixies, so that you know i'm not just some joe schmoe off the street blowing up your youtube feed :) I live in LA and I believe that with the right exposure we can open the worlds eyes to the realistic side of autism and get those families the desperate help that they need. We really do need a well known celebrity (because that's the only thing people listen to these days) to make the public aware that finding proper help truly is a problem in this country. People need to see the amount of work that you do everyday and are expected to do without sufficient home care. They need to see how people with severe conditions are treated in hospitals and group homes. They need to see that there is HOPE and that research and breakthroughs WILL payoff and change lives! I know there is no quick cure for autism but my degree in sound science has me theorizing that there is strong link between autism and the way that they learn and perceive sounds. I truly believe that there is technology out there that can speed up Jamey's learning abilities and get him on the road to understanding how to interact with the world he lives in.

If you are ever in the LA area, I would love to meet you guys and take you all out to lunch. You have inspired me to look at this subject in a whole new light, one that I think needs to shine bright. Please let me know what your thoughts are and if it makes any difference at all, I would love to volunteer to help with Jamey in any way that I can and to get to know him, though I almost feel like I do already.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you will write back. I wish your family the best of health and happiness and that Jamey continues to rapidly improve his quality of life.



-Hunter

OlsonParker said...

Hello Mrs. Oakley, I just tried messaging you on Youtube but I can't be sure if it went through. I hope it's ok if I leave this comment here. I just finished watching all of your videos and I just wanted to say thank you so much. I am writing to express my gratitude for devoting your life to the care of your son. You absolutely have been doing the right thing in video taping every aspect of Jamey's life and this will act as an indispensable tool for those trying to understand severe-autism, SIB and other behavioral/neurological challenges.

I'm going to be honest, and this is because I was not educated in the matter, I thought that autism was similar to downs and other learning disabilities of that type. After watching over 100 of your videos I am sure that is not the case. Thank you for opening my eyes. You just about have me considering dropping my career recording music in Hollywood to study clinical neuroscience because Jamey is so fascinating to me.

I am ABSOLUTELY convinced that he understands what is happening around him but is just unable to communicate it. Something in his brain is inhibiting the electricity to fire in those parts that would control his motor skills.

The world needs to see Jamey! I am also an aspiring writer and I would like to know what your thoughts would be if I wanted to make a documentary about Jamey and his relationship with you, the family, and the world around him. I truly believe that your case has been completely neglected by the government and legal system and ALL the truths in your videos need to be discussed for everyone in the world to see. Those responsible for the neglect need to see this the most and have it thrust into their faces so it can't be ignored. Being a male in my mid-late 20's, I feel as if Jamey was someone who I could have been great friends with. In his eyes, I see a young man that is desperate to figure out why he cannot communicate with the outside world. I have a few theories of my own that I would love to discuss but it definitely seems as though he IS learning things and he IS getting better each year.

To give a small professional background, I've worked with bands such as The Allman Brothers, John Paul Jones, The Pixies, so that you know i'm not just some joe schmoe off the street blowing up your youtube feed :) I live in LA and I believe that with the right exposure we can open the worlds eyes to the realistic side of autism and get those families the desperate help that they need. We really do need a well known celebrity (because that's the only thing people listen to these days) to make the public aware that finding proper help truly is a problem in this country. People need to see the amount of work that you do everyday and are expected to do without sufficient home care. They need to see how people with severe conditions are treated in hospitals and group homes. They need to see that there is HOPE and that research and breakthroughs WILL payoff and change lives! I know there is no quick cure for autism but my degree in sound science has me theorizing that there is strong link between autism and the way that they learn and perceive sounds. I truly believe that there is technology out there that can speed up Jamey's learning abilities and get him on the road to understanding how to interact with the world he lives in.

If you are ever in the LA area, I would love to meet you guys and take you all out to lunch. You have inspired me to look at this subject in a whole new light, one that I think needs to shine bright. Please let me know what your thoughts are and if it makes any difference at all, I would love to volunteer to help with Jamey in any way that I can and to get to know him, though I almost feel like I do already.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you will write back. I wish your family the best of health and happiness and that Jamey continues to rapidly improve his quality of life.



-Hunter

Kim Oakley said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments. There is so much we don't know about how the brain works in severely autistic people with seizures and SIB. I too am convinced that there is SO MUCH MORE WE CAN DO to help make them higher functioning and a great deal is rooted in discovering how we can help create new brain pathways or spark inactive connections to create positive changes in the brain that will transpire into ability to say a few words, stop urge to hit and reduce seizures. There is NO DOUBT that if all the seizure medications we have now are STILL not resolving the issues we see in autism and epilepsy, that means there is something we have not explored! And must discover to help this population. Imagine who they can be if we just find better ways to help them. Imagine how many others would be helped if we can find more answers in the autistic SIB/seizure population, and how that would open up eyes and research /treatment possibilities in helping others with other behavioral and neurological challenges. It's 2013 darn it, we can do this!

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