I had googled her before we met and she is one amazing woman. I will skip through her childhood - father an inventor, mother a fashion designer; violin prodigy, learnt the piano in 6 months; attended Saturday morning classes in a University learning to dissect brains in a laboratory aged 11 and the list goes on and on...
She has 4 PhDs in Molecular Medicine, Biophysics, Particle Physics and Quantum Psychology. But what I thought was really cool about her, was that she also wanted to know about the Ancient Sciences so she became an Egyptologist and Ancient Egyptian Perfumer. Not only can she read hieroglyphs but she can create her own perfumes, including the hidden formula that Cleopatra had in her perfume. I don't know if it was exactly that one she placed along my arm, but it was a divine formula, and believe me the smell was both ambrosial and addictive.
Did I fail to mention that she is a fully functional Autistic Savant!
Anyway, why had this awesome individual come to my house? Well, she had brought over a ridiculously expensive piece of equipment - I want to say a Quantum Response machine, but I am not sure exactly what it is or how it works. All I know is that it was jaw-dropping. All my son had to do was touch these two round sensors for 15 minutes, non invasive and simple, right? I can see all you ASD parents out there shaking your heads and smiling that knowing smile. After 3 tries he managed to hold on for about 2 minutes, but only with all of us counting to 100 and me giving him the death stare if he so much as moved his hands (I was not allowed to touch him because the machine would pick me up too). The results were astounding, for example she told us he had a problem with his left leg, a lingering virus. My husband froze, as he remembered when my son was about 2 and a half, he had come home limping (the doctor told us it was a virus). How did she know that and about twenty other pieces of information that only we knew? What was this miracle machine? But more importantly, how would it help our ASD son?
Obviously we have to wait for her to properly study the results, but as I watched her talk and move, I had a strange feeling of the familiar, the way she ate and drank, hungrily yet savouring the flavour (she explained that she like other ASDs never felt full - which totally explains how my son rummages through the cupboards constantly looking for food even if he only ate half an hour ago!), and her mischievous grin, (like when my son is about to do something he knows is naughty) when she talked about things that challenged preconceived ideas about autism.
I do not know what these results will bring, but I somehow feel a strange, trusting, secure hope that this specific Dr. Cat will find in her lab some way to help bring my ASD son to full function.