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#511 of 531 Old 04-29-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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kewpie-o: so glad Scout is okay, that must have been scary! (I love Sonic Youth too)

krismarie: I know you're probably busy farming, but I miss you

doudat: feel better vibes to you!!!

on houses: there was one we really really wanted when we were house hunting last year. It needed an addition if we ever had another kid but it was in perfect condition with a big yard and garage and skylights. It was tiny, though, at 450 sq ft and only a shower (where now we have only a bath!). We couldn't decide 100% and this house offer came up(free rent for 6 months for fixing it up) so we took it. Fixing up with a baby has proven very challenging. Anyway, my perfect tiny house is now sold and I'm sad...did I mention it was only $28 000???
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Wow how scary! i am so glad she is ok! When Elizabeth was 5 she disappeared for about 15 minutes at a very crowded state park... at a lake... it was the worst 15 minutes of my life...I thought she was gone forever.
HUGS to all the mama's and babies!
Whoa!!! That would've been absolutely terrifying!!

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I took Micah to an urgent care ped on Monday....

That is the link to the thread I posted...I just don't have the energy to post it twice...

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I took Micah to an urgent care ped on Monday....

That is the link to the thread I posted...I just don't have the energy to post it twice...
I just read that and it is total crap!! i can't believe that! poor baby and mama!
just keep nursing, even if he is throwing up keep nursing, i hope you can find a doctor to support you soon!

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I took Micah to an urgent care ped on Monday....

That is the link to the thread I posted...I just don't have the energy to post it twice...
I read it-how infuriating!! don't listen to a word of it! We just went through a nasty gastro bug, and like micah, arlo didn't have that much extra weight to lose. This is what I did-we gave him gravol. It may not be popular here, but it was either that or go the hospital with severe dehydration. So then he could keep some milk down. We gave him pedialyte, first with a spoon and when he refused to take it I used a syringe. And of course I nursed him constantly. Don't worry about food until he is feeling better. He will let you know. (imho anyway) I was pretty concerned about how much weight Arlo had lost by the end of the 7 days (he also had severe diarrea at every diaper change for days). I don't have any numbers, but I knew he was really losing. Anyway, once it all passed he began eating like I've never seen before! And I have been letting him have anything-even ice cream!! I have to run, but I hope this helps a bit. I guess the main thing is to keep him hydrated any way you can. mama and micah. I hope he feels better soon...

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Has anyone dealt with lead testing? Our ped didn't even mention it, but I realized that I'd wanted to ask about it, so DH called the office later. We were told that it's not necessary unless our house was built after 1978 and our windowsills are dusty.

Of course our windowsills are dusty. I have a 12mo, I don't dust. I realize I should be wetdusting the house (1955 ranch), but I'm not the most tidy minded individual. The windows are up high, but door frames are easily accessible. We've done a kitchen renovation (in October) and we do have some chipping paint. The lowest level of paint (several layers) has tested positive with a hardware store lead kit.

Anyhow, I can take him over to the lab for the blood draw today. I do think this is important. I just know that he'll cry as soon as a stranger *looks* at him. He's in that stage right now.:

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shydaisi - that is so awful!!! It makes me so mad that pediatricians are so ill-informed about breastfeeding. It's freakin' ridiculous!!!! How on earth can formula be EQUAL to breastmilk???? Has he read the ingredients on a can of formula lately? I know that my boobies ARE NOT squirting out corn syrup solids and soybean oil : {{HUGS}} to you. I hope you end up finding a doctor that doesn't have his head you know where. (I haven't yet ) Lots of healing thoughts to your household!!
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Wow, Shydaisy! I can't believe that doctor!! How insane. I would've been fuming, but like you, concerned about our baby's health... I sure hope Micah feels better soon. Nurse him as much as he wants and hopefully this'll be all over soon.

Lead testing: Everything I've read states that if the paint isn't chipping, it's fine. Lead paint isn't dangerous unless it becomes volatile (ie sanding an old windowsill) or if it's chipping (ie the kids could eat a chip). And it's houses built before 1970's that pose a danger, not after that are affected. So you're 1955 could definitely have lead paint in your house.
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doudat, how are you doing?
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doudat, how are you doing?
I'm "working", can't you tell?
I'm actually doing better, still coughing, but fine. Now Liam dislocated his elbow last night, and since it's one thing after another, I shouldn't be surprised.... He spent 7 hours in the hospital for the 3 seconds it takes to pop the darn thing back in it's socket.

How's Ion?
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Thanks, everyone!

Micah is doing about the same. He is in good spirits, crawling around, playing, laughing, but vomiting. He have vomited twice today -- once when we got up around 10 and then again just now. I am, however, getting worse in the morale dept. I am beginning to doubt myself, and it doesn't help that my parents keep questioning my beliefs. My dad thinks Micah is now allergic to my milk and that peach cobbler is an appropriate food choice. My mom is more supportive, but believed some of the things the doc said and fed Micah eggs scrambled in oil this morning -- too pack in the calories...If this lasts too much longer, I am afraid he is going to end up in the hospital....

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I wish there was a pre-toddler forum...

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Thanks, everyone!

Micah is doing about the same. He is in good spirits, crawling around, playing, laughing, but vomiting. He have vomited twice today -- once when we got up around 10 and then again just now. I am, however, getting worse in the morale dept. I am beginning to doubt myself, and it doesn't help that my parents keep questioning my beliefs. My dad thinks Micah is now allergic to my milk and that peach cobbler is an appropriate food choice. My mom is more supportive, but believed some of the things the doc said and fed Micah eggs scrambled in oil this morning -- too pack in the calories...If this lasts too much longer, I am afraid he is going to end up in the hospital....
ShyDaisi, wish there was something we could do for you, you both must be exhausted.
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Now Liam dislocated his elbow last night, and since it's one thing after another, I shouldn't be surprised.... He spent 7 hours in the hospital for the 3 seconds it takes to pop the darn thing back in it's socket.
Ugh, my ds did this about 5 times when he was little (always the same elbow). The first time was at 5 months (he popped it out the very first time he rolled over!) and the last was at about 5 years old. I think their tendons tighten up around then and it doesn't happen so easily.

Hugs to all of the sick babies and mamas...

Shydaisi, if Micah isn't acting too sick, I'd just keep nursing and avoiding solids until things settle down more. Breastmilk is absorbed faster into his system than any solids he takes in, and much easier on his digestive system than everything else. If he gets really listless or is not making wet diapers, you might want to get him checked out at emerg, but my (wonderful) dr has always said to watch the child before the symptoms (ie., if a kid has a fever or vomiting, but is basically acting normally, try not to worry too much). I don't think that starting him on a lot of 'food' to pump up his weight at this time is going to help things much... I bet it is just a slow moving bug that will pass.
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I'm "working", can't you tell?
I'm actually doing better, still coughing, but fine. Now Liam dislocated his elbow last night, and since it's one thing after another, I shouldn't be surprised.... He spent 7 hours in the hospital for the 3 seconds it takes to pop the darn thing back in it's socket.

How's Ion?
Man, doudat, your mama strength is being tested! I think you're passing with flying colours.
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I'm "working", can't you tell?
I'm actually doing better, still coughing, but fine. Now Liam dislocated his elbow last night, and since it's one thing after another, I shouldn't be surprised.... He spent 7 hours in the hospital for the 3 seconds it takes to pop the darn thing back in it's socket.

How's Ion?
my goodness ! How did he manage that?

I'm quite certain Ion isn't a normal person. Some of our friends say he's a changeling and I'm beginning to agree. He's just so wild! I mostly just chase him around trying to make sure he doesn't get hurt too badly. That sounds bad. He's the light of my life and so so awesome...but very odd. I'm supposed to be going to physical therapy for my shoulder and the pain had led us to using an umbrella stroller. Today he was having a meltdown and actually asked for the stroller. Kinda like a moving 'time out'. So I put him in it and we went to the library About 4 blocks from home on the way back he was done with the stroller and needed to walk.
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my goodness ! How did he manage that?

I'm quite certain Ion isn't a normal person. Some of our friends say he's a changeling and I'm beginning to agree. He's just so wild! I mostly just chase him around trying to make sure he doesn't get hurt too badly. That sounds bad. He's the light of my life and so so awesome...but very odd. I'm supposed to be going to physical therapy for my shoulder and the pain had led us to using an umbrella stroller. Today he was having a meltdown and actually asked for the stroller. Kinda like a moving 'time out'. So I put him in it and we went to the library About 4 blocks from home on the way back he was done with the stroller and needed to walk.
Sounds like he's got his own ideas and you're such a great mama, you know exactly what they are!
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my goodness ! How did he manage that?

I'm quite certain Ion isn't a normal person. Some of our friends say he's a changeling and I'm beginning to agree. He's just so wild! I mostly just chase him around trying to make sure he doesn't get hurt too badly. That sounds bad. He's the light of my life and so so awesome...but very odd. I'm supposed to be going to physical therapy for my shoulder and the pain had led us to using an umbrella stroller. Today he was having a meltdown and actually asked for the stroller. Kinda like a moving 'time out'. So I put him in it and we went to the library About 4 blocks from home on the way back he was done with the stroller and needed to walk.
It's called nursemaid's elbow and is surprisingly common. When he was in his cast last year, dh pulled him up by the arms and it dislocated. Since that time, it occured 3 times. The doctor said that around 5 yrs, it goes away.

Ion doesn't sound odd to me, he sounds like a strong minded little toddler. Enjoy this phase, they get harder and harder to control!! How sweet that he used the stroller as a means to ground himself and have a break.

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Man, doudat, your mama strength is being tested! I think you're passing with flying colours.
I don't think I'm going through anything near as stressful as other mamas, so I'm thankful for that!
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Ugh, my ds did this about 5 times when he was little (always the same elbow). The first time was at 5 months (he popped it out the very first time he rolled over!) and the last was at about 5 years old. I think their tendons tighten up around then and it doesn't happen so easily..
I hadn't seen your post! Yep, that's exactly like Liam.
I read instructions on how to do the reduction to get the elbow back in the socket, so maybe I'll try at home next time. Scary to think I might mess up, but 7 hours in the ER is not a good alternative.
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I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Johnny yesterday!

Do we have to go to the toddler forum today?!

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I think that we are...I will go start it now!

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