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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By sarahtar
Digging up an old thread here, but if the OP is...

Digging up an old thread here, but if the OP is still around, I'm wondering how your DD is doing? My son was born with CKD Stage 5 about a year ago. He has a displastic right kidney and his left...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By sarahtar
Or fermented sauerkraut - or the juice from...

Or fermented sauerkraut - or the juice from fermented sauerkraut. or any fermented veggies, though I'd have to start with low-potassium veggies (so no carrots).
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-02-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By sarahtar
Can anyone point me to the nutritional...

Can anyone point me to the nutritional information of water kefir? I'm trying to find fermented foods I can feed to my 1 year old with kidney failure. Thanks.
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   02-02-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By sarahtar
My son got his PD catheter at 2 weeks, but we...

My son got his PD catheter at 2 weeks, but we were able to let it get nice and healed up before having to start dialysis, which we will do on Monday (at 2 months). We decided to put in a G-tube...
Forum: Women's Health   01-31-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By sarahtar
I'm planning to head in to the hospital with my...

I'm planning to head in to the hospital with my 2 month old tomorrow for surgery and dialysis. I have clothes for him packed, but am unsure if I should pack (disposable) diapers? Our (glass)...
Forum: Women's Health   01-10-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By sarahtar
My now 6 week old was diagnosed with kidney...

My now 6 week old was diagnosed with kidney failure at 6 days old. We had watched hydronephrosis (caused by reflux) slowly destroy his left kidney in utero, but had held hope that his right kidney...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   12-31-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By sarahtar
Just hoping to chat with, compare notes, etc.,...

Just hoping to chat with, compare notes, etc., with other parents of infants with end stage renal disease. I've found some groups of parents of kidney patients online, but none with a sizeable...
Forum: Women's Health   12-31-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By sarahtar
Hoping to connect with other mamas whose babies...

Hoping to connect with other mamas whose babies have kidney failure. Thanks.
Forum: Bob Sears   12-31-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By sarahtar
Our family doesn't normally vaccinate for...

Our family doesn't normally vaccinate for anything. Our third baby has kidney failure. He will start dialysis soon (he is 4 weeks old now) and will undergo a kidney transplant as soon as possible...
Forum: December 2011   12-31-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By sarahtar
He actually arrived a month early, on 11/26, a...

He actually arrived a month early, on 11/26, a medically necessary induction. I kind of stopped participating in the DDC here midway thru the pregnancy, I just couldn't deal with it emotionally any...
Forum: December 2011   08-19-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By sarahtar
When I had a hospital birth with #1, I didn't....

When I had a hospital birth with #1, I didn't. My OB didn't deserve a gift beyond the splash of amniotic fluid I gushed into her face. Our doula got a gift in the form of a bigger than expected...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By sarahtar
Target usually has cheap teacher planners in the...

Target usually has cheap teacher planners in the Dollar Spot this time of year. I have always just used a 3 ring binder with looseleaf paper.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By sarahtar
We did US History (paleoamericans through...

We did US History (paleoamericans through westward expansion) last year in first grade. I essentially just gathered what online resources I could, and then checked out nearly everything from our...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By sarahtar
I'm starting to try to figure out what I want to...

I'm starting to try to figure out what I want to do about 9/11 for my 7 year old. What are you doing with your kids?
Forum: December 2011   08-15-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By sarahtar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by APToddlerMama http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 945
Posted By sarahtar
Des Moines IA age 7 we are eclectic...

Des Moines IA
age 7
we are eclectic classical schoolers
no, we don't co-op
Forum: December 2011   08-09-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By sarahtar
"don't you trust me?" Wow. Maybe a...

"don't you trust me?"
Wow.

Maybe a response like "if I didn't trust you, I would find another provider. Trusting you has nothing to do with it. I have a brain and in order to make informed...
Forum: December 2011   08-09-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 756
Posted By sarahtar
I will have several written birth plans, lol. ...

I will have several written birth plans, lol.

If I'm at home with my midwife, I won't have anything for that scenario, but she requests her clients develop a written plan for transfer to the...
Forum: December 2011   08-09-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 536
Posted By sarahtar
Before our first, we took a Bradley class. I...

Before our first, we took a Bradley class. I didn't learn much new from the class, but the value for me was in support for my choices, a roomful of families who didn't once tell me how wonderful an...
Forum: December 2011   08-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By sarahtar
Caitlin - THAT is exactly what I needed to hear....

Caitlin - THAT is exactly what I needed to hear. I know I just need to chill out until the next ultrasound to find out more... but argh. Our MFM is very VERY honest, which I've always appreciated,...
Forum: December 2011   08-07-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By sarahtar
So we had our 20 week US on Friday. I have MTHFR...

So we had our 20 week US on Friday. I have MTHFR which makes me more at risk for having babies with neural tube defects, and since spina bifida IS something they can help in a hospital right after...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-06-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By sarahtar
So, my 20 week ultrasound showed that the baby...

So, my 20 week ultrasound showed that the baby has a dialated renal pelvis. While I understand what this means, in terms of what it is and what's causing it, and potential implications for the baby,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By sarahtar
My 7 YO has a backpack that is used for holding...

My 7 YO has a backpack that is used for holding his "stuff" when we're going someplace, like for the weekend, or just a few hours in the car. His DS, books, notebook, pens, and whatever else he...
Forum: December 2011   08-02-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,411
Posted By sarahtar
who says not to cut your hair during pregnancy?...

who says not to cut your hair during pregnancy? That's silly. I cut my hair every pregnancy at 20 weeks, and at no other time, lol.
Forum: December 2011   08-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By sarahtar
Here are a few more ideas: You could plan...

Here are a few more ideas:

You could plan to turn this into a real blessing to another family by simply gifting (without telling the givers) any gifts you can't personally use (or don't want to...
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