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post #81 of 104
Way to go Steph!
Thanks for taking that deep breath and making the call!
You are that little girls hero if you can take some of this pain away.
post #82 of 104
Hooray for Gramma taking baby to the doc! Here's hoping she comes back to daycare with a new prescription or at least some vaseline!
post #83 of 104
Just another though, stephandowen. Maybe Gramma might be receptive to some of the ideas on this thread, if you are able to get into a convo with her about how the doc visit went? ya know, just a casual, "my friend's kid gets really bad excema, and what she found that worked well was......"
post #84 of 104
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Originally Posted by Ceinwen View Post
Following the whole thread (I'm proud of you Steph! ) and I had to comment on the whole 'not even diaper cream' issues. I absolutely know it varies state to state and province to province, but my dd2 (who is seventeen months) is in a licensed center daycare and they're allowed to apply anything the parents bring in. If it's a prescription it has to be in the original container and we have to sign something, but the DCP can use bum cream, lotions, powders, Vaseline, whatever we want. I find it really odd you can't even use bum cream - that's so generic!
Interesting. We need a signed form for each diaper cream/lotion/sunscreen/etc as well as orajel/hylands teething tabs/etc. For pretty much anything else (prescription drugs or tylenol/motrin) we need a dr note too. But for things like diaper cream, etc you only have to sign it once. UNLESS you revoke it, we can continue to use that diaper cream/lotion/etc as needed as long as the kid is in our care. But the parents have to supply the diaper cream/lotion/sunscreen/etc, we can't use anything on a kid that the parents didn't bring.

I will be talking to the grandma tomorrow when she brings the baby in and see how receptive she is and see if the dr had any other ideas for us.
post #85 of 104
I've learned a lot about wound care over the last three years with my dad -- he's diabetic and developed ulcers and wounds on his feet. "Thankfully," he has neuropathy from the knee down, so he can't feel them. Yes, unfortunately, infection can set in fast -- Dad ended up with MRSA and an amputation on his right leg. I can't imagine how painful those oozing sores are for this little one, or that her parents are so blind as to let them continue to get worse.

I'm glad things are starting to look better, and I hope it continues. It may take a long time for the physical problems to heal, with lots of steps backward and forward. Continue doing your best to keep an eye on the situation -- I hope the talk with the grandma goes well.
post #86 of 104
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Originally Posted by tm2840 View Post
Maryland (a notoriously "legal" state) has specific and different forms/regs for both OTC and prescription meds - and strangely, in some ways, the "rules" for OTC (including sunscreen) are more strict than for the prescription. I guess it kind of make sense; if you have a current prescription (with medicine specifics and dosages listed on the box/label) that was written by that child's doctor you can be fairly certain that everyone has been looking to the best interest of the child and are in communication about the safest/healthiest thing to do.

Totally OT - sorry! Just had to chime in.
Very interesting. I can definitely see the connection between having something prescribed being 'safer' for a DCP to administer. It's been given by a HCP and you know (within reason lol) that it's safe to give...
post #87 of 104
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Originally Posted by Ceinwen View Post
At our daycare, you have to sign a waiver, but all the kids use the same (it's some kind of natural sunscreen from the HFS) sunscreen from a huge bottle. How would you get a medical note for sunscreen anyway?
a medical note is just a form made by licensing that the parents sign, lol. The same for diaper cream and other OTC meds.
post #88 of 104
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
a medical note is just a form made by licensing that the parents sign, lol. The same for diaper cream and other OTC meds.
When I did in-home child care I had a novel of paperwork for each family

We had medical forms for EVERYTHING (even though it wasn't required by the state) and I had forms for ALL medical issues, where the parents could describe their method of treatment (and I could follow it easily since it was on paper, on the wall).

Liability is a freaky thing, I'm glad you're being cautious OP..

I'll be thinking about that little girl and sending her many healing, loving vibes! Hopefully she is doing better today

also, here is a link on MRSA (I have re-occuring MRSA, so I've been down this road ).. There is a forum, as well as resources- hope that helps..
post #89 of 104
My heart goes out to that little baby.

Unbelievable. Yet another reason why some folks just don't need to be having children.
post #90 of 104
Oh, how sad

My DD currently has a bad case of eczema and MRSA to top it off. There is no reason this child should have socks that are stuck to her wounds. There are treatments available.

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also, here is a link on MRSA (I have re-occuring MRSA, so I've been down this road ).. There is a forum, as well as resources- hope that helps..
DD and I have have re-occuring MRSA also. Thanks for the link!
post #91 of 104
wow! i am so glad you called! and that is the absolute first time i have ever told anyone that. I have no idea how anyone could ever tolerate that kind of suffering in any child.

on the eczema and staph though, if you can get the grandma to give her consent for it since she seems to be the one in charge at the moment, honey (applied like a cream) is great for both of those, and really helps to promote healing, and also suppresses allergies (which is what most eczema is). Especially if you really don't have anything prescription to put on her right now. It really helped my dd who had pretty deep eczema on her arm for a while.
post #92 of 104
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honey (applied like a cream) is
would the sugar content in that be contraindicated for yeast/fungus?
post #93 of 104
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the thoughts and ideas! It's been a crazy busy week, thus no update until now. The little girl is doing MUCH MUCH better as of yesterday afternoon. I am shocked at how much better it is than last Friday (when I called). After the dr appointment I mentioned neither the parents nor the grandparents dropped off the girl. There was a woman that nobody had ever seen before dropped her off. Very well dressed but didn't really seem too invested in the kid (just set her on the floor, handed over her diaper bag and left). I don't know if that's the case worker or what?? The grandma picked the baby up that night but there were 2 other parents in the room so I couldn't say anything to her (privacy issues). Yesterday the dad picked up the baby so the parents are still involved. He mentioned that she will be going to the dr every 2 weeks.

So, hopefully this is the last update on the baby that I will need to post. She's doing a ton better (hopefully she still is by Monday) and will be going to the dr every 2 weeks. It seems the grandma is more involved now and the parents are still involved (and hopefully LEARNING how to care for the baby). Seems like the best possible outcome
post #94 of 104
: : the mother in me is rejoicing so much at your update. as pp said somewhere in this thread this is possibly teh best reason to call CPS on MDC.

yeah i sure hope everyone is learning!!!

THANK YOU!!!
post #95 of 104
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Originally Posted by Shiloh View Post
would the sugar content in that be contraindicated for yeast/fungus?
That's a good question... I was just thinking how great it was if I could use honey on my dd's eczema, she would think it was so fun I don't know the answer for sure, but I would guess that raw honey would not be a risk for feeding yeast and fungus topically. It doesn't get moldy in the hive, and it is used for a preservative for years and years, like the mummies they found in Egypt. But, I don't have a real answer, just my hunch.
post #96 of 104
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
a medical note is just a form made by licensing that the parents sign, lol. The same for diaper cream and other OTC meds.
Oh I see! Around here medical note = physician's note.

Thus the confusion.
post #97 of 104
Yay Steph! That's SUCH good news! :

Of course, because of confidentiality, you'll never know how much, or even if, your call to CPS helped that little girl. But it might have been the catalyst that got this little girl the care that she needed. So yay for you for doing what you knew was right, and yay for the system that (in spite of the horror stories we hear) often works just the way it's supposed to!
post #98 of 104
glad it seems that things are improving for this little one. Just as an FYI, in my state mandated reporters are able to find out if abuse was substantiated after making a report. So steph, you could maybe find out, if you wanted to.
post #99 of 104
Awesome job, Steph!
post #100 of 104
I'm glad to hear she is doing better, you did great!
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