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Oh my god. I want to vomit.   SOMEBODY IS RAPING YOUR BABY.   GET OFF THE INTERNET AND GO TO THE POLICE NOW.   I am physically sickened that your pediatrician and these therapists, mandated reporters all, haven't called the cops already.   What more do you need? A videotape of your child being molested?   You are living in denial and your child is the one suffering. For a YEAR this baby has been abused. OMFG. Wake up!
My stepfather reminded me DAILY how much happier his marriage to my mother would be if my brother and I did not exist. He told me DAILY how much money he had to waste on providing food and shelter for children who were not his flesh and blood. When my mother and stepfather divorced, my brother and I were blamed because we just made things so hard by..oh...wanting to be loved.    So excuse me if I think you're the a-hole in this situation. That kid has done nothing to you....
Maybe you aren't "abusive" but dreading the thought of him living with you is pretty mean and not wanting your children to look like someone who isn't your child is frankly, repulsive.   You aren't "used to" blended families. Um...too bad! Life does not consist of what we are used to and what grown ups do is accept that and adapt themselves.   You are far too immature to have ever gotten married in the first place. Do your husband and your stepson a favor and leave them...
There's nothing wrong with not wanting your young child to go on playdates alone.   I admit, if I found out that the parent of one of my child's friends thought I was a creep with an agenda because I invited the child to my home, I'd be deeply, deeply hurt, and would probably not want to continue to associate with people who thought so little of me.   Keep saying no to the playdates if that is what you are comfortable with, but make it clear to your friend that...
the fever was in the last 24 hours, the food issues have been ongoing, he's always been a picky eater but things have gotten much much worse over the last few months. the chronic stomach pain and diarrhea have been going on since September.
Slightly better today. We did visit the ER this morning; I explained that the ped office was closed for the holiday and his symptoms seemed urgent. He received IV fluids and some anti-nausea meds.  The dr there suggested it was a stomach virus (makes sense, ds had a fever).  I explained my other concerns (started crying, probably came off as a loon) but the ER doc was very kind. He suggested the food diary as well; something to do while waiting for our dr. appointment...
    I don't disagree with you Lisa, and I swear, this behavior (the begging, bribing, etc) is so completely out of character and antithetical to the way I have treated food and eating in our house since his birth. My usual food philosophy has always been to keep the house stocked with good, healthy food and then to just let everyone be.   It's really only been in the last two-three days that I've been at the end of my rope and willing to do anything to get him to eat. I...
I don't know that they can either. I had a crazy vision of just showing up and demanding that they put him on a feeding tube until he's gained ten pounds! I know that's not realistic.   When my ex and I split up, all of my kids spoke with a family counselor, and we've returned to her, together and separately, from time to time. I will talk to her about a possible recommendation for a specialist in child anxiety or eating disorders. I have little hope of getting in to see...
He is 11, Meepycat. And yes, he's always been thin, but he's never lacked energy. I do think he already has or is developing an eating disorder. It is just so frustrating when the doctor looks at you like you are just a silly mom worrying about nothing. 
Thank you, bandgeek. I too, get tired of hearing things like "oh when they are hungry enough they'll eat". Because my son, like yours, has easily gone 18 hours without eating.   Last night he fell asleep at 8pm, didn't eat anything until after 12 noon today, when I finally got him to eat the half sandwich and apple slice. He didn't get up from the couch at all except to go to the bathroom. He went to bed at 8 again tonight.   I tried to get a dr. appointment and...
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