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post #41 of 727
Yay for pox, actually-- my ds has been exposed FOUR times and hasn't gotten them yet. I am so tempted to have titers drawn. Actually I wish I had done that while he was still insured


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he can ONLY have the medical clearance done at three doctors in the whole state. One in atlanta.. the other two in savanna. That's 2+hours away.
That is a pain-- but it could be many states away, so 2+ hours isn't really all that bad.
Sending posh coffee vibes to you!

Accents and localisms~ M makes fun of me for the southern things I've picked up while here-- I've been in the south 22 years, not like I'm going to stay unscathed
Mostly it's things like "y'all" and "all y'all" and "might could" and...what was it I said the other night? He said it made his eyes bleed Lemme think...it was "oughtta could" or "oughtta should", or something. I forget. I don't care. I'm going to save them all up and remember them well, and say them prodigiously when I go out with him in public

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Well morning mamas How is everyone doing? I hope all is well.


Some good news on my end, after many test and many months of worry we got the news yesterday that DH does not have a brain tumor
Well welcome back! And YAY for no brain tumors; that's awesome.

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Universe/Goddess/God: Please let my son be completely cooperative at the dentist today! Let him be calm so that he will allow them to clean his teeth and take oral xrays.


Can't WAIT to webcam with my honey It will have to be later tonight, probably, cause he has all sorts of anti-virus things to load, and other things.
post #42 of 727
Liza--I hope the pox passes through quickly.

Maia--Perhaps M was denied free coverage, but my understanding is that there are low-income based plans, so he'd have to pay a bit, but not much. But if he's on unemployment still (hooray for extensions. DH is trying for an extension, but he can't get through yet on the phone), then he should go for MSP Direct Coverage: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdsubt...rance&sid=Elwd Obviously though, I just hope he gets a job.

The RiteAid plan isn't as good as I thought, but there's still a good discount on brand name drugs. And the only state it doesn't work in is CT, so you're fine.
post #43 of 727
speaking of inexpensive prescription plans; i know walmart has a $4.00 genaric plan and hannaford's (i think it might just be an east coast grocery store, not sure) has a similar plan. they cover 100's of meds. them membership at hannaford's is $7.00 a year for a family. i don't think walmart has a fee. just an idea. not sure if what anyone takes is covered, but it might be.

h
post #44 of 727
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Sorry I'm not more with it posting...I've been going through the visa stuff and it's going to be a big rigamarole and I don't know how well my ex is going to take it. HE thought D could get a certain subclass of visa (that only costs 185bucks) but I had to reiterate that he can ONLY get the subclass 101 as I have a *permanent* visa here and that it costs 1700 bukcs but we're glad to help with that! THEN I started in on reading the medical... he can ONLY have the medical clearance done at three doctors in the whole state. One in atlanta.. the other two in savanna. That's 2+hours away. AND I'm hoping the military insurance will be accepted & will cover.. or he has to pay the whole shebang outright. And being in the US, Goddess only knows how much that will cost!!!!

Where in Atlanta? I'm near by! If he is military and the military doctors can't do what he needs done, he should be able to get Tricare to pay for it. BUT that depends on the doctors. If you want me to call the Atlanta doctors and find out anything for you just PM me. I can make a phone call

We do have military here, Dobbins Air Force Base is near Atlanta, and Warner Robbins is South, but as far as I am aware most hospitals/doctors that are away from military hospitals/doctors will accept tricare. And the government is usually good about paying for their dependents. When we had Tricare, we were able to both see doctors here with NO copay.

And I was going to say other stuff, but dd is shoving a book in my lap and trying to shove the Mac out! So I guess I'll come back again later.
post #45 of 727
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speaking of inexpensive prescription plans; i know walmart has a $4.00 genaric plan and hannaford's (i think it might just be an east coast grocery store, not sure) has a similar plan. they cover 100's of meds. them membership at hannaford's is $7.00 a year for a family. i don't think walmart has a fee. just an idea. not sure if what anyone takes is covered, but it might be.
Walmart doesn't have DS's meds, but I haven't checked for M's. I will let him know about that, too.
Hannaford's...haven't thought about that place in ages! Forgot where it is, though, if it was at somewhere I lived, or my mom.

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Maia--Perhaps M was denied free coverage, but my understanding is that there are low-income based plans, so he'd have to pay a bit, but not much. But if he's on unemployment still (hooray for extensions. DH is trying for an extension, but he can't get through yet on the phone), then he should go for MSP Direct Coverage: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdsubt...rance&sid=Elwd Obviously though, I just hope he gets a job.

The RiteAid plan isn't as good as I thought, but there's still a good discount on brand name drugs. And the only state it doesn't work in is CT, so you're fine.
Thanks! I sent him that link, plus the one that gives income guidelines. Guys are so weird, aren't they? Sometimes they are highly motivated and other times they just shrug and go "oh well"-- it's like that old song "Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, guess I'll go eat worms"...they're so into pity-partying Let's hope he gets motivated to check this stuff out. After all, we all went through the trouble to find it out for him
post #46 of 727
Thanks for the energy. He stayed calm for about one minute. It took 2 of us to hold him down. No, that's not gentle but this work HAD to be done. Otherwise his teeth would rot.
Surgery is put on hold for now. We have to go back next month and try doing xrays then. They will also try to finish the cleaning they started today.

My ears are still ringing from his screaming at the top of his lungs.
post #47 of 727


My daughter is not comfortable at the dentist (I don't know if she's oral sensitive or anything) so I sympathize. She'll be getting a cleaning later this Summer, and will likely need to be held down in order to get it done this time. I know he doesn't like nitros either does he? I can't get dd to keep the nitros on her nose long enough to work :/
post #48 of 727
For some reason, they don't do nitro.
post #49 of 727
DoK, I hope you can get some rest after that ordeal. yikes. But I'm confused...can they/do they use any type of sedative? If I was that freaked by the dentist, I'd want something to calm me the heck down. When I had my wisdom teeth removed, they gave me valium for the night before and the morning before (and then nitro during), and I'm cool with having whatever done to me. But I'm not a 7 year old, I guess...still, though.
post #50 of 727
They don't offer any kind of sedative there. Unless it's surgery.
post #51 of 727
Wow, really?? nothing!? Are there any other options, because that wouldn't fly for me. I AM freaked by the dentist, mine gives nitros for free. For everything.
post #52 of 727
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Thanks for the energy. He stayed calm for about one minute. It took 2 of us to hold him down. No, that's not gentle but this work HAD to be done. Otherwise his teeth would rot.
Surgery is put on hold for now. We have to go back next month and try doing xrays then. They will also try to finish the cleaning they started today.

My ears are still ringing from his screaming at the top of his lungs.
Aww. Poor you. Poor Roo.
Unfortunately for DS, I don't believe in gentle either, when it comes to Necessary.
When he was little, it was like...Ye Gods, they could hear him coming out in the parking lot. He was like that little girl in Nemo. It's amazing now that he loves going there, but then, he's not had really invasive stuff since he was much smaller. He had to have 6 fillings (4 full ones plus 2 "pits") all at once when he was between 2 and 3, and I had to hold him down, too.
It sucked.
But the dentist explained to me that it was mostly fear, not pain, and that he could endure 45 minutes of fear and would get over it quickly.
Otherwise he would have had to be completely out, like when he had his MRI, and the dentist said it would be more cost plus more...I don't remember how he put it, but basically anesthesia = not good for littles, so better to put up with the fear for 45 minutes and I would be more affected than DS. And he was right. I love this dentist, and I'm glad DS does, now, too
post #53 of 727
My little poxling is now a strawberry smoothie & popsicle addict. He got really dehydrated from this 36 hr fever and the ped said just feed him wet stuff - anything. So last night I picked up 2 pounds of organic strawberries (on sale & actually not moldy). He's had 3 "popsicles" this morning. ---Glad we're at least potty trained on the pooping side of things. He's covered had to toe in Calamine lotion - that seems to be controlling the itchies well enough. His face looks a lot better since he didn't itch it last night. Thank goodness his fever is gone. One of the funny things that has happened is that last week with my absense, he really bonded to daddy. This morning, he was nursing - then started crying for his daddy. I asked him if he wanted more mommy milk "No! I want my daddy!" It was so cute - and a little heartbreaking at the same time. I am glad that he no longer sees me as the sole comforter though.
post #54 of 727
Dh said he wants the kids to be exposed. I'm thinking summer is better (for me, how selfish). I wish I knew people with pox near by!
post #55 of 727
revdeg-great news about dh!!

I had pox three times as a child, but dh has never had them and begged me to get the kids vax'd because of that reason. Ds actually just got his second booster today as well as his second MMR.

His well check up in general went well, until his second hearing test. He got one last year and failed. One ear heard partially and the other nothing. We did the ear flushing once and kept his ears cleaned, but again today, partial in one ear and nothing in the other.

4 weeks of an ear cleaning and then back for a hearing test. If he fails again, the off to the ENT to do a flushing, hearing test, if fails, then hearing aids.

Ear problems run in the family. But she thinks it had something to do with the fact that he had so many illnessess before removal of his tonsils and adnoids.
post #56 of 727
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4 weeks of an ear cleaning and then back for a hearing test. If he fails again, the off to the ENT to do a flushing, hearing test, if fails, then hearing aids.
I hope the flushing works.
post #57 of 727
i am all about sedation when it comes to the dentist. when i was a kid our ped dentist was a jerk. his hygenist threatened to hit us! they were crazy! my mom didn't seem to mind so we went there my whole childhood. now my teeth have to be rotting out for me to go! (luckily i don't have that problem lol. it has been 15 years since i went) so i have made it my mission to find kid super friendly dentists. i am not sure i 100% buy the fear thing, because when ds#3 had to have his filling and two crowns and a tooth pulled (yes it was a mess!) he cried from pain even though they gave him some cocktail and nitrous and novacaine, the kids was practically comatose. he was pretty freaked the next visit 6 months later, luckily his teeth were prefect so they didn't need to do anything. all the big kids (the 4 oldest) love getting cleaning, and for some reason dd has yet to have a cavity, so yeah! all the boys have though. ds#1 only has had a few and they are the ones from not flossing well. but all the little boys have had such bad teeth luck. and we brush and floss. the baby had to have all 4 top front teeth pulled last winter. it sucked. i have noticed since we changed to a more "NT" food diet they have not had cavities, and we also chew that gum with zylitol (sp) in it a few times a week. my hope is that this will help. because last year we spent $4500.00 on dental work (our share of the fees!).

ok all done with that little rant.

maia: i think a few of the other grocery store have a similar plan, and i believe target does it too. it would be worth a phone call anyway. the worst they could say is no. lol

h
post #58 of 727
Internet evil! Ate my post. Reconstructing...

RedVeg- yay!

Liza- good luck! Looks like I've got another poxling too since Tor has spots today and if he caught it from dd2 instead of at the same time at dd2 then today is day 14. We liked kissaluvs Diaper Potion spray (soothing/cooling), antihistamines for late night itching, rhus tox and pulsatilla for homeopathics, chamomile tea for internal soothing and oatmeal baths for external soothing. A locally produced salve of honey, calendula, lavendar, mullein, and plantain also rocked. Dabs of honey or TTO on individual pox helped too.

Dok- Hugs to you and roo. I'm so sorry. DD1 hasa two huge caveties and I'm dreading the visit. I'm going to have to have Mike come because just thinking about a dentist gives me the shakes.

'script meds- what was that program Montel was fronting for? Basically big drug companies offering their products for reduced fees? I know a lot of stores offer some sort of discount plan... our local wegmans offers certain meds free (abx mostly) if you have a wegmans member card and an Rx, and other meds are really discounted.

Unschoolin'- I'm sorry, I hope the flush works. With your family history do you (or any of your friends) know ASL? Several of my relatives are ASL interpreters and they made sure our kiddos were being taught ASL. There are a number of great resources for learning ASL these days...

POX- argh! if Tor has pox then what about our camping trip? We're supposed to leave tomorrow morning! Argh argh argh! Ack ack ack!
post #59 of 727
One good thing is that ds hasn't had one single cavity. Of course, that may change when he has the xrays. You never know if there is something between teeth.

I went to Boston Children's Hospital for this. I've tried so many other dentists. This is the first dentist that has even gotten this far with Roo so it's actually a positive thing.
post #60 of 727
DoK, I would still see if they could somehow make an exception for Roo. t's clearly traumatizing for him (and you), and it makes it tough for them to do their job. Either that or have his doc prescribe a sedative for him before he goes in. It's ridiculous to have such a hard and fast rule.
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