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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-08-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By peekyboo
I see familiar names - I hope you all are doing...

I see familiar names - I hope you all are doing well!

As for us...

Maura is doing great, as usual http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif She's going to be six next month...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,706
Posted By peekyboo
I think the biggest misconception I have found...

I think the biggest misconception I have found is people think that if your child has issues, doctors MUST know why.

I can't tell you how often I hear "But what do you mean the doctors don't know...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-13-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By peekyboo
I do think I will push the issue. The whole "I...

I do think I will push the issue. The whole "I didn't know I wet myself" is new. And it really bugs me. I talked to my mil yesterday to ask about the one cousin, to see what she had (I had thought...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-12-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By peekyboo
Just the ped. I've thought about the pediatric...

Just the ped. I've thought about the pediatric urologist though. I keep getting told that she'll grow out of it, but it just is'nt getting better.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-12-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By peekyboo
Okay, I've brought this up to the ped at least...

Okay, I've brought this up to the ped at least once a year and have gotten the whole "Wait and see" thing. But I'm getting worried about my dd's bladder issues.

She's almost 8. She wets herself....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-12-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By peekyboo
I think b/c it's called mothering.com, you have...

I think b/c it's called mothering.com, you have more women.

However, we are not anti-men. we're all members of the ShaggyDaddy Fan Club http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,546
Posted By peekyboo
Quote: Martha---that's where I am coming from...

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Martha---that's where I am coming from as well. Maybe "autism" is not curable, but maybe symptoms are. I couldn't understand why anyone would not want to work on that. But I think I have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By peekyboo
My dd had one. She's now 7 1/2 and will probably...

My dd had one. She's now 7 1/2 and will probably graduate out of speech therapy within the next year.

She also reads at a 4th grade level - she's just going into 1st grade.

I don't understand...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,546
Posted By peekyboo
Quote: See, this is where I get confused. I...

Quote:
See, this is where I get confused. I mean, how do you know? How do you know whether your child *truly* has autism or instead has a food allergy or something else that is causing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-04-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,546
Posted By peekyboo
also keep in mind the growing trend of...

also keep in mind the growing trend of classifying ADHD as an autism spectrum disorder, which just further expands that umbrella.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By peekyboo
I just love how my ds's brain works. His thought...

I just love how my ds's brain works. His thought process is just fun to watch. I love that he's so into sea life - I envision him a sprouting enviromentalist!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-03-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,546
Posted By peekyboo
I get defensive b/c the popular media and stuff...

I get defensive b/c the popular media and stuff like to tell me my kid is broken and it's all my fault b/c I vaccinated him.

I get defensive b/c when I try to talk about why autism numbers are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 549
Posted By peekyboo
Quote: I did lean over to DH and ask where the...

Quote:
I did lean over to DH and ask where the babies came from though. I'm awful, I know. lol.
My dh asked the same thing! LOL! I answered "In vitro".
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By peekyboo
are they doing an EEG? When Maura had a seizure,...

are they doing an EEG? When Maura had a seizure, they scheduled her for an EEG before we met with the neuro (who had called me to discuss what happened on the day of the seizure.)

Then they went...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 549
Posted By peekyboo
Quote: Originally Posted by aja-belly...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aja-belly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11591222)
i am so excited about this movie! i bet jet...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 549
Posted By peekyboo
All four of my kids loved it. Dh and I enjoyed...

All four of my kids loved it. Dh and I enjoyed it. I loved that Maura could easily follow along. She especially loved the short cartoon they showed before the movie, with the magician and the rabbit...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By peekyboo
July 1st? I think I can crank out something.

July 1st? I think I can crank out something.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,395
Posted By peekyboo
Maura had horrible reactions to no see um bites....

Maura had horrible reactions to no see um bites. No see ums are in the mosquito family, and are so small, they were getting through the screen.

When Maura's bitten by a mosquito, the bite swells...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-21-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By peekyboo
I loathe hand sanitizers for regular use. Only...

I loathe hand sanitizers for regular use. Only b/c after using it regularly, the skin began to peel off my fingers. Not to mention, it can be a hazard b/c of all the alcohol in it if a child drinks...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-21-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By peekyboo
The GI issue, the being short and skinny...those...

The GI issue, the being short and skinny...those could be markers for Celiac Disease...whcih would mean cutting out gluten.

You can have bloodwork done to see if he has the genes for Celiac's....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-20-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,583
Posted By peekyboo
Quote: Originally Posted by moondiapers...

Quote:
Originally Posted by moondiapers http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11513904)
I few years ago they redid a house for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-11-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By peekyboo
I'm not sure I could leave her there and take...

I'm not sure I could leave her there and take the kids elsewhere. There is a Whole Foods nearby, but I don't think that's their idea of fun, lol!

They won't do once a week, I asked.

We could...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-11-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By peekyboo
RunnerDuck - my 7 yr old would probably be...

RunnerDuck - my 7 yr old would probably be classified as "multiple minor anomolies". She has a low nasal bridge, epicanthal folds, a simean crease, very short stature, a phonological disorder, had...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-11-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By peekyboo
Okay, so I took Maura to the Kaufman Center for...

Okay, so I took Maura to the Kaufman Center for evaluations..they suggested twice a week therapy.

One catch is that they don't take any insurances. So I'd have to pay out of pocket each week,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-11-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By peekyboo
the karyotype took two weeks. The microarray...

the karyotype took two weeks. The microarray didn't take much longer than that. Our specific disorders genetic tests only took 2-3 weeks. But we went through a major university hospital system and...
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