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isisreturning, I think we cross posted. Thanks for telling me about your son, it helps to know this may gradually go away.  Like you, I dread going out in public,and find myslef often rescheduinge or avoid doing things to avoid having to take him out.  church is a nightmare--if it wasn't simply so engrained in me at this point, I wouldn't be going.  I have gotten to where I even get anxiety every Sunday morning, anticipating it.  And we have children's church, so he only...
I replied on the other thread, but wanted to pop in a minute here, too.  I figured the adoption stuff would be addressed, and I am comfortable giving pregnancy/birth info as that is basic medical, birth family medical, too.  Where I am unsure is on the social history of the birthparents.  Some of it may be important to clarify, but I'm not really sure.  I also have some impressions and deductions about his 2 foster homes that are probably relevent, but as they are not...
Thank you both for your thoughts:)  He woke me again at 7 screaming, and I was up 2 more times in between when I finally got to sleep around 4 and then.  Did I mention I'm sick and Rick is out of town?   Polliwog, as far as the preschool, I'm honestly not sure what classroom supports are avail.  When Jimmy went 10(!!!) years ago, he was in a self contained PPCD classroom and there was no other Pre-K program.  It was fantastic and exactly what he needed.  I can't say...
I do not get enough sleep, but something that made my functioning much, much worse was dangerously low levels of Vitamin D (as a result of getting too little from sunlight,and havinghigher needs from high stress, too little sleep, etc. for a while, then a crisis year).  Low vitamin D is mery underdiagnosed.  I ended up having to take prescription vitamin D, takin 50,000 per day for 3 months (usually prescription dose is 5000 IU per week for 3 months).  My maintenance...
Here is the really long post in SN  http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1303888/talk-to-me-about-neuropsych-evals-and-the-almost-4yo-long#post_16331924   ETA;  Just realized that I didn't specifically mention that this is with Isaac (DS3).  Oops--very tired!     The short version is that our ped has referred us to neuropsych for an eval of sleep and behavior issues (suspected ADHD).  We have pretty much ruled out medical causes.  I pretty much ruled...
I made an appointment this week to discuss the sleep and behavior issues again with my pediatrician, whom I love and trust and have been taking my kids to for over 10 years.  I have mentioned them off and on over our other visits, but I scheduled this one specifically to discuss them.  Essentially, ds3 is still not sleeping well. Giving him melatonin at bedtime has shortened the time it takes for him to fall asleep from 2+ hours to about 20-30 minutes, but then he is up...
We had great luck getting http://www.striderite.com/store/SiteController/striderite/productdetails?catId=cat1530402SR&productId=8-100834&skuId=***8********4115531*W090&stockNumber=4115531&showDefaultOption=true this sandle from stride rite to work with ds1's SMO's.  We bought this style until they didn't make it in his size anymore.   For tennis shoes, I found skechers worked best.
Do you have exhaust fans in your bathrooms?  We do, and we occasionally have wasps come through them (in the summer, usually).  We were told that the moisture that escapes from the fans, even when not running, is attractive to them.  We also have had some come in through the attic vent and make their way into the house. A handy trick--they can't fly with wet wings, so if you can spray them with a good soaking of water, they fall and can be taken care of...
Since you mentioned your baby is in another country, you most likely won't know what formula he is taking.  If you travel to pick him up, you can possibly stock up a bit at the store and at least be able to transition him gradually.  My ds2, my first adopted child, had tons of trouble transitioning to American formula.  He never did tolerate it well, I finally transitioned him to goat's milk around a year but had to add benefiber to all of his bottles because it...
If your child can talk or vocalize on request, try having them say "Ahhh" randomly during the day (when he is likely to not be aspirating) and then in between swallows when he is eating/drinking, especially if you are pretty sure he aspirated some to get used to the difference in the way it sounds.  You can often hear a gurgly "wet" sound to it.   The wet sound suggests that they may have aspirated or penetrated the laryngeal space.  Although, there are some studies that...
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