Here's a flowchart showing the recommendations from the North Carolina Communicable Disease Branch of the Veterinary Public Health Program.
*Gasp* Surprise! I hope all goes well. That's quite the shock!
A few years ago one of my neighbors asked me to watch her 4 kids for an hour or so while she made a quick trip to the doctor. She'd been feeling like she had a bad cold/flu for several weeks and was going on a much-anticipated cruise soon, so she wanted to see if anything could be done to get her feeling better before the cruise.
She didn't come back for almost eight hours. I was worried that she'd been...
I would sit down with her and establish a contract. She gets to live at your house if she does xxx, xxx, and xxx. Talk with her to decide what those items are and the frequency that she does them. Three strikes and she's out. She's 20 years old, not 8 She needs to learn about the responsibilities involved with taking care of a home and being an adult. If she can't handle helping out with basic housekeeping tasks, then she needs to find somewhere else to live.
I have never seen any statistics or studies to support your midwife's radical statement. Honestly, it sounds like fear mongering to me. When I'm hiring someone to care for me and my baby, I'm looking for someone who uses evidence-based care, not random anecdotes from Facebook. I'd ask her for a source. If she doesn't have a valid source, I'd promptly find a new care provider. If she truly believes that --without evidence-- then I would seriously doubt her professional...
One of my degrees is from Western Governors University. It's completely online and self-paced. The university and program have the same accreditation as the in-state schools that I have also attended.
Although I prefer my in-person classes at other universities, WGU was a great choice for me at the time and I'm very pleased.
I don't really understand the need for self-created refusal forms either. A simple note saying "we refuse xxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxxx, and xxxxxxxxx." is all that is needed.
The hospital will treat these long documents the same way that they would treat the sentence above. And the route above will be a lot more straight-forward for the staff members.
Does the AAP support oral dosing of vitamin K? Everything I've seen on their site recommends intramuscular injection. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot. Please let me know where you found the information about AAP and oral administration.
I don't know much about your specific situation; but, I just wanted to point out one other option:
A good friend of mine has a daughter who is disabled. Like you, they were considering placing her in a group home. They visited all of the group homes within a reasonable distance, and just couldn't find one that they were comfortable with. She had an acquaintance (from a special needs support group) who was in the same boat--and they ended up creating sort of their...
Looks like a Lab/Aussie mix to me. I work with dogs all day--and he looks a lot more lab than pointer. It's pretty common for Aussie mixes to have that sort of ticking to their coloring. It comes from the merle genes. One of mom's parents was probably a blue merle aussie.