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You're an awesome mom, Ash!

 

 

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(I tried to copy what Nicole said here but it didnt work)

 

I don't think its food related. BUT, now I am starting to wonder if the gastroparesis that put her in the hospital is not related.  To me it makes sense in that-  in most autoimmune responses, there will be a "trigger" (in B's case, the stomach virus)  that leads to the bodies response to attack or shut down the organ/joint/part the autoimmune disease is attacking.  Recurring fever is really common in autoimmune deficiency/disease. When she was really tiny she had a fever and diarrhea, and I remember they ran a bunch of blood tests and she had a very low white blood cell count and they could not figure out why. 

I was thinking about auto-immune, since she keeps having episodes without anything evident being outwardly wrong.

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Just call Dr. House. This would definitely be a case he'd take on! =)
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Can you tell me what you mean by 2-step bottling process? Do you mean filtering with a cheesecloth before bottling?

I wouldn't filter it, you'll weaken the taste.

Bottle it in individual plastic or glass bottles with the lids on tight.  Leave for 1-3 days, making sure to release some pressure by unscrewing and retightening the lids each day.  Then put in the refrigerator.  The yeast will go dormant and sink.  Rebottle, being careful not to stir the yeast on the bottom (pour slowly, leave the last little bit of liquid in the bottle with the yeast that has been on the bottom.  Don't stop once you starting pouring (again, slowly)- if you put the bottle upright after you've started pouring you'll stir all that yeast up.)  Put back in the fridge for a few more days, then drink at your leisure.  It should be a bit carbonated.

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Kathy, your turn for the spotlight!

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Ash, so sorry about Bettie!!! How is she doing now? I hope you get some answers soon!

Sara, love the cookers. You could bathe a couple of toddlers in one of those.

AFM, we patched up the fence with wire today and put some stones around it. Let's hope it holds.
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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

I wouldn't filter it, you'll weaken the taste.


Bottle it in individual plastic or glass bottles with the lids on tight.  Leave for 1-3 days, making sure to release some pressure by unscrewing and retightening the lids each day.  Then put in the refrigerator.  The yeast will go dormant and sink.  Rebottle, being careful not to stir the yeast on the bottom (pour slowly, leave the last little bit of liquid in the bottle with the yeast that has been on the bottom.  Don't stop once you starting pouring (again, slowly)- if you put the bottle upright after you've started pouring you'll stir all that yeast up.)  Put back in the fridge for a few more days, then drink at your leisure.  It should be a bit carbonated.
Thank you!
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I'm so sorry about what B and you/your family are going through, Ash! I hope you find some answers.

 

Is it common for kids to get diaper rash while teething? We haven't dealt with diaper rash in a while, so I've forgotten a lot about it. Sora is teething like mad. She's mad, I'm mad, DH is chill like his usual self but is probably getting mad that I'm mad... LOL. It's insane over here. I thought Sora was trying to make herself throw up last night--- she was shoving her fingers so far back into her mouth and chomping down, scream crying and all. Anywho, she's been having pretty liquid poo ever since this round of teething started, and the diaper rash is INSANE. We had to soak her in a bath tonight just to clean her off. We haven't used our cloth diapers in a while, but I started using them again today with the diaper rash issue going on. She seems much more comfortable. I'm so going to get back into using them. kewl.gif

 

Nicole, any update on the rash you're having? Did it go away?

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It did go away. So random. This child hates me.
Conner got a terrible diaper rash when his canines popped through. Lots of diaper changes, powder, and Desitin later... It got better.
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I'm so sorry about what B and you/your family are going through, Ash! I hope you find some answers.

 

Is it common for kids to get diaper rash while teething? We haven't dealt with diaper rash in a while, so I've forgotten a lot about it. Sora is teething like mad. She's mad, I'm mad, DH is chill like his usual self but is probably getting mad that I'm mad... LOL. It's insane over here. I thought Sora was trying to make herself throw up last night--- she was shoving her fingers so far back into her mouth and chomping down, scream crying and all. Anywho, she's been having pretty liquid poo ever since this round of teething started, and the diaper rash is INSANE. We had to soak her in a bath tonight just to clean her off. We haven't used our cloth diapers in a while, but I started using them again today with the diaper rash issue going on. She seems much more comfortable. I'm so going to get back into using them. kewl.gif

 

Nicole, any update on the rash you're having? Did it go away?

 

Same here - Eli is a terror right now.  He is teething like crazy and he is soooo grumpy!  He just screams his head off and he will not eat properly.  Something is definitely bothering him.  No amount of soothing, sleeping or snuggling is helping - he fights that too. bag.gif  It is pouring with rain so fresh air isn't helping (I was outside with him briefly) he cried hysterically about having the rain cover over the stroller ... *sigh* ...

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Joanie, Oh yes, diaper rash is very common while teething.  All that icky saliva and mucous they are swallowing is acidic in their poop so it's important to give them as much diaper free time as possible and clean the poop off as soon as possible.  EC as much as you can!  What teeth is she working on?  Avery has just 2 more canines to go and we'll be done for a while!  I'm so looking forward to that!

 

Nicole, glad to hear the rash went away!  Probably some weird allergy or some weird pregnancy thing.  Hopefully that's the end of that, too.

 

Ash, how's Bettie doing?  What is your next plan for research/testing, etc.?

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I have a lot of catch-up to do on this board, esp the spotlight thread.  We've been busy interviewing realtors and getting ready to stage our house for sale.  bawling.gif

 

Ash, I am so sorry!  You're probably too sensible for this, but would you consider speaking with a medical medium to get an opinion on B?    hide.gif

 

Diva cup users, I just bought one, and I've heard there is a steep learning curve.  Any tips?
 

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Anthia, for some the Diva Cup is super easy, no problems.  Just be sure to keep the air holes along the rim unobstructed (I found rubbing with soap and water to do the trick, but you might need a toothpick) and you can trim the tail if it seems too long for you.  I also recommend experimenting with the folding technique for insertion- you can view 2 different ways on their website.  Don't forget to try turning the cup once inserted to seal it.   You may actually hear it seal- a suction noise.  I usually have leaking, not much, but I just wear a cloth liner along with it just in case.  For me this is a great trade off... just a bit of leaking for a full 12 hours of wear.  I know I have leaking b/c of how I'm shaped and that it causes me to have a harder time getting it inserted right.  Sometimes it slips down and starts to hurt, so I have to take it out and try again.  If I get it in perfectly there is no leaking, no hurting, no slipping, but that is hard for me.  For others it's not!  I haven't tried it since having Avery as I still haven't gotten a real AF yet, but I've heard if you're constantly having issues to try inserting it inside out.  Though I imagine removal is more difficult without the tail to pull.

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I feel so stupid right now... I ate some brie goat cheese, not realizing that brie is made with mold, peniciillium candidum. Not only am I allergic to mold, but I have a penicillin allergy. My eyelid is swollen and itchy with hives, and the palms of my hands are itchy on fire. I took an Allegra. It's all we have here. I hope that takes care of things.

 

RE: Teething. I don't know which teeth Sora is popping through right now... She hates when we try opening her mouth against her will. Brushing her teeth is even a big struggle and doesn't happen as often as it should. Judging from where she's placing pressure and chewing on her fingers, I'm pretty sure it's top teeth of some sort coming in. Maybe it is the canines. She cut her two-year molars a few weeks ago. That didn't even seem to be as miserable for her as whichever are causing her this pain right now! I sure hope the diaper rash goes away soon. It's hard seeing her look at me with sad puppy-dog eyes, wincing and moaning "owieeee" as I change her diaper. greensad.gif Cream isn't cutting it.

 

RE: Diva cup. I am one of those with a steep learning curve. I still haven't gotten it right. Admittedly, I haven't researched more about how to insert and seal it perfectly. Still working on it.

 

Get this---- My sister out in California has several pregnant friends who have been/are planning to be induced and/or schedule c-sections because their doctors scared the heck out of them with warnings about their babies being too big to birth naturally in their own time. By that I mean, they're telling these women at 37 weeks that their babies are 8 lbs already so they MUST come out early or else they will be 10+ lbs by their due date and shatter the mom's pelvis or cause shoulder dystocia during childbirth. WTF??? One of the women even got a second opinion from a more specialized place to measure the fetal weight, and they said the baby was only 6-1/2 lbs at 37 weeks, but her OB/gyn called BS on it and insisted the baby is over 8 lbs so convinced her to schedule a c-section for next week. Of course the c-section is a few days before her due date since this doctor doesn't work on that particular due date. There is so much that feels wrong about all of this, it makes me ragey! At least this baby is coming out around 40 weeks..... whereas one of the other women was induced at 37 weeks for literally no reason other than a fear of birthing a large baby. Neither of these women had gestational diabetes. It's literally a fear over big babies. I'm scratching my head over here.

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Awww Joanie I hope the Allegra works!


I don't understand why 8 lbs is automatically a "big" baby.  Dyl was 8 lbs 11 oz.  I am 5'4" and 120lbs.  I birthed him with absolutely no problem.  Ugh.

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Oh yuck Joanie! That sounds awful! Will DH run to get you some Benedryl? From what I understand Allergra and Zyrtec do very little for sudden allergic reactions.

I plan to take B to the doc sometime this week. Our open-minded doc, who is a very good listener, might be out on maternity leave so I'm a bit nervous about taking her to her docs father (also a ped) but...I guess we will see. A friend of ours who is a doc (in the microbiology/virology sense) was over for dinner tonight and as we were having a conversation just as two mothers, she also had some input as a doctor. So I definitely am feeling validated in my judgements.
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I feel so stupid right now... I ate some brie goat cheese, not realizing that brie is made with mold, peniciillium candidum. Not only am I allergic to mold, but I have a penicillin allergy. My eyelid is swollen and itchy with hives, and the palms of my hands are itchy on fire. I took an Allegra. It's all we have here. I hope that takes care of things.

 

RE: Teething. I don't know which teeth Sora is popping through right now... She hates when we try opening her mouth against her will. Brushing her teeth is even a big struggle and doesn't happen as often as it should. Judging from where she's placing pressure and chewing on her fingers, I'm pretty sure it's top teeth of some sort coming in. Maybe it is the canines. She cut her two-year molars a few weeks ago. That didn't even seem to be as miserable for her as whichever are causing her this pain right now! I sure hope the diaper rash goes away soon. It's hard seeing her look at me with sad puppy-dog eyes, wincing and moaning "owieeee" as I change her diaper. greensad.gif Cream isn't cutting it.

 

RE: Diva cup. I am one of those with a steep learning curve. I still haven't gotten it right. Admittedly, I haven't researched more about how to insert and seal it perfectly. Still working on it.

 

Get this---- My sister out in California has several pregnant friends who have been/are planning to be induced and/or schedule c-sections because their doctors scared the heck out of them with warnings about their babies being too big to birth naturally in their own time. By that I mean, they're telling these women at 37 weeks that their babies are 8 lbs already so they MUST come out early or else they will be 10+ lbs by their due date and shatter the mom's pelvis or cause shoulder dystocia during childbirth. WTF??? One of the women even got a second opinion from a more specialized place to measure the fetal weight, and they said the baby was only 6-1/2 lbs at 37 weeks, but her OB/gyn called BS on it and insisted the baby is over 8 lbs so convinced her to schedule a c-section for next week. Of course the c-section is a few days before her due date since this doctor doesn't work on that particular due date. There is so much that feels wrong about all of this, it makes me ragey! At least this baby is coming out around 40 weeks..... whereas one of the other women was induced at 37 weeks for literally no reason other than a fear of birthing a large baby. Neither of these women had gestational diabetes. It's literally a fear over big babies. I'm scratching my head over here.

 

 

I hate that - my midwife did the same thing!  She kept insisting that Eli was going to be this 10lb baby, that we would have the shoulder dystocia issue, and that I HAD to have him in the hospital.  When I had initially interviewed with her, she was all sweet and nice, and none of these things EVER EVER EVER came up.  She started with her warnings right around 32 weeks-ish - when I told her that measurements can sometimes be off, she told me that she had more knowledge than I did, and that Eli was going to be huge - even though I knew he wasn't.  Even at 38 weeks pregnant, people thought I was only about 20 weeks pregnant my tummy was so small.  I didn't have GD either.  I was so mad at her.  I will NEVER ever recommend her to anyone as a midwife.  I hate that people are being scared into c sections... 

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Remind me how big Eli was? shy.gif

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Eli was 6 lbs 10 oz, 6 lbs 3 oz after we left the hospital. You never would have thought lol, he is a sturdy fellow now! Very tall, skinny arms, legs and a baby belly smile.gif he is about the same size as 2 year olds in the park... Takes after his daddy who is 6 ft 5.
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That is obnoxious! Wow.

One doc palpated my belly and said, "That kid has long legs, or something." I guess I should be grateful no one warned me he was a 9 pounder.
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