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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By anj_rn
DH has a Master's in Information Security, so...

DH has a Master's in Information Security, so this hits very close to home for us. Once information goes out on the internet, you can never get it back. We started educating the kids in our family...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By anj_rn
Not all meds can be made into a liquid (called...

Not all meds can be made into a liquid (called compounding). Many ADHD and Anxiety meds are time release meds and can not be compounded. What you can do is look up your local compounding pharmacy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-24-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By anj_rn
Our district has a special program for autistic...

Our district has a special program for autistic kids who still bolt in jr high/high school. It is on one of the high school campuses, and the school is easily locked down (there are buttons in all...
Forum: Parenting   08-04-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By anj_rn
DS is 8, and we have been paying for chores for a...

DS is 8, and we have been paying for chores for a year. He has chores that he is required to do (because he is part of the family). There is a chore chart on the fridge with optional chores that he...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   07-31-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By anj_rn
In Texas, he has no legal rights for visitation...

In Texas, he has no legal rights for visitation if he is not on the birth certificate and is not paying child support. It is almost impossible to get rights terminated in Texas. If he does sue to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-25-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By anj_rn
I am not in a wheelchair myself (DD is), but we...

I am not in a wheelchair myself (DD is), but we have found a ton of helpful links and met a lot of helpful people at the Abilities Expo (here is the link: http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/).

I know...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-02-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By anj_rn
We did both MMRs (the second after low titers),...

We did both MMRs (the second after low titers), without a problem. We did not do the MMRV, since it has a high risk of seizures. We had no problems with either child, although they ran low grade...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-26-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By anj_rn
We set up DS's big boy room while I was pregnant...

We set up DS's big boy room while I was pregnant with DD, but gave him the option every night on where he wanted to sleep. He eventually decided to sleep in his big boy room, and I did not have to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By anj_rn
Is his issue sleeping alone or in the room in...

Is his issue sleeping alone or in the room in particular. My sis had a hard time with this and eventually my mom just started getting up and sleeping in my sister's room. Then they both slept in...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By anj_rn
I went, he was in a coma when I got there and...

I went, he was in a coma when I got there and never woke up. I expected it to be very emotional, but in reality it was not. I essentially walked into a stranger's room. I am glad I went, since I...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By anj_rn
Can you heal a relationship broken 25+ years ago?

So a little background, my parents divorced the 1st time when I was 3, then got back together when I was 51/2, then divorced again when I was 7. My father was an alcoholic, and had mental issues he...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By anj_rn
I agree with PP, DS is gifted, but his...

I agree with PP, DS is gifted, but his handwriting is awful, and it his brain works faster than his hand, which is very frustrating. I am teaching him cursive over the summer, with the hope that not...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By anj_rn
The TDap Vaccinates for the same 3 diseases as...

The TDap Vaccinates for the same 3 diseases as the DTaP, but with a lower level of Diptheria. Pertussis is very much around, you can look up your local state health department epidemiology dept and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-15-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By anj_rn
The EKG is standard in Texas, blood work &...

The EKG is standard in Texas, blood work & urinalysis vary, but are fairly common. Might have to do with the prevalance of HS sports in August in 100+ degree heat.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By anj_rn
Well, as it is summer now, I assume your kids are...

Well, as it is summer now, I assume your kids are at home. My suggestion is to contact the PTO at your child's school about volunteering opportunities. Our elementary is always looking for someone...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-12-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By anj_rn
IN the US, only the MMR is available. Almost all...

IN the US, only the MMR is available. Almost all US universities now require the meningitis vaccine prior to living in the dorm, greatly reducing the number of cases in the dorms.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-12-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By anj_rn
My DD is selectively vaxed, and she has her 3rd...

My DD is selectively vaxed, and she has her 3rd surgery scheduled for next week. The surgeons have never asked me about vax status. I always get asked during the history that is taken by the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-12-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By anj_rn
So for a teenage boy, I would expect: ht/wt...

So for a teenage boy, I would expect: ht/wt check, vision & hearing screen, full head to toe assessment, including checking testicles & for hernias. With sports physicals, we add in EKG, lab draw...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-12-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By anj_rn
I know you have already opted for the co-op, but...

I know you have already opted for the co-op, but since other might read this I thought I would put in my $0.02. Both DH and I were in gifted programs, but every school or district approaches GT...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By anj_rn
1. Exhaustion - my DD requires 24/7 care, so...

1. Exhaustion - my DD requires 24/7 care, so unless I have a nurse, I am on duty, and since home health nurses are not the most reliable, I have to be able to reschedule things at the drop of a hat,...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By anj_rn
My DD has seizures (both febrile & epileptic). ...

My DD has seizures (both febrile & epileptic). We do not vax during cold & flu season since going to the doctor during that time makes it likely to pick up a bug. She has had both MMRs, and did not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By anj_rn
I am annoyed at the school nurse who yelled at me...

I am annoyed at the school nurse who yelled at me yesterday and said they had been trying to reach me for an hour and had called my MIL to pick up my son. There was only one missed call on my cell. ...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   06-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By anj_rn
FYI - the TCH pediatricians will not follow your...

FYI - the TCH pediatricians will not follow your child in the Hospital. Since it is a teaching hospital, they have a strict call schedule. Even with specialists, that is the case. So if my DD gets...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By anj_rn
You can formally request that he not be...

You can formally request that he not be declassified until 6 months in a mainstream environment.  My DS is in mainstream classes, performs above grade level, but still needs some interventions.  You...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-28-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By anj_rn
I was unclear as to what titers you want drawn....

I was unclear as to what titers you want drawn.  If your son has never received an MMR, then there is no point in doing titers, they will be negative.  The reason for the 2nd MMR is that some people...
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