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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By mrsfru
My son only had one hemangioma, on his head, but...

My son only had one hemangioma, on his head, but I have to say it was crazy how fast it grew.  In probably less than 2 mos, it went from looking like a bug bite to being bigger than a pencil...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-11-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By mrsfru
Anything that reduces overall stress, whether it...

Anything that reduces overall stress, whether it be getting more sleep or more restful sleep (so treating things that cause not-restful sleep like allergies, a too warm room, reflux, etc), a more...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-10-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,380
Posted By mrsfru
I started giving my son melatonin when he was...

I started giving my son melatonin when he was about 2-2.5 yrs old sometimes for sleep.  He's autistic.  My ped thought it was okay, and we gave about 1-2 mgs at most once in a while.  It really...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-10-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By mrsfru
Hi, I'm so sorry you and your son experienced...

Hi,
I'm so sorry you and your son experienced this tonight.  I would say, in my own experience, that yes it was a seizure.  In my personal opinion (I'm not a nurse or doc, just an experienced...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-28-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,653
Posted By mrsfru
I wonder if Keens would work? (newport style) ...

I wonder if Keens would work? (newport style)
 
New Balance also actually has a "sneaker style" waterproof "sandal" that may work.
 
mrsfru
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-28-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By mrsfru
My 5.5 yr old has autism, syndactaly, congenital...

My 5.5 yr old has autism, syndactaly, congenital curly toe syndrome, a heart problem, and several other issues...and does NOT have fragile X.  I know it's not much...but many kids have similar...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-02-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By mrsfru
Google Bach Flower Essences or "Rescue Remedy" ...

Google Bach Flower Essences or "Rescue Remedy"
 
Flower essences are special formulas, similar to homeopathic medicines, no side effects, very safe and easy to use.  There are dozens of them, but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-17-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By mrsfru
Recovering from a c-section, esp while seeing...

Recovering from a c-section, esp while seeing your little baby in the NICU w/lines and such is tough. 
 
If her family isn't very helpful, the most helpful things you can do (from my perspective...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-15-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,933
Posted By mrsfru
My older son was rearfacing 90% of the time...

My older son was rearfacing 90% of the time until he was 3.5 yrs old or so (90%, b/c I allowed him to ride forward facing a bit younger w/my mil and friend for ease for them and towards the end of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-15-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By mrsfru
She's in shock.  I'm assuming (possibly...

She's in shock.  I'm assuming (possibly incorrectly) that they didn't plan this baby--that is enough to have to deal with.  In addition, she has the responsibility of a toddler on her (who isn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-15-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By mrsfru
  Quote:ETA:  We know Isaac's reaction was not...


Quote:ETA:  We know Isaac's reaction was not due to allergy to corn, as he had extensive allergy testing around the same time due to severe reactions to multiple foods.  It did eventually go...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-15-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By mrsfru
I forgot the name of the book/s, but the author...

I forgot the name of the book/s, but the author is Tony Attwood. Excellent reading.
 
Generally, I tell people who know ds well enough to spend a significant amount of time around him, or in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-15-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By mrsfru
Well, for one thing, his body is likely using up...

Well, for one thing, his body is likely using up "extras" pretty quickly.  It takes a lot out of a little kid to keep having this overloaded feeling all the time. B vitamins and fish oil can really...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-15-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By mrsfru
I just wanted to add, as an adult with bipolar...

I just wanted to add, as an adult with bipolar disorder (symptoms started in earnest around adolescence) and the parent of a child w/autism...
 
high functioning autism CAN actually look quite...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-16-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By mrsfru
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-15-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By mrsfru
I don't know where you are located, and I don't...

I don't know where you are located, and I don't know anything about those specific places...but I'm in Chattanooga and my son sees Dr. Gargus at Siskin's Center for Developmental and Behaviorial...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-12-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,851
Posted By mrsfru
Ah, and he is totally not "zombie like" what so...

Ah, and he is totally not "zombie like" what so ever.  Zoloft is an antidepressant that happens to work on anxiety.  It's not an anti anxiety drug like Xanax or Valium.  It works differently.  He...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-12-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,851
Posted By mrsfru
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,851
Posted By mrsfru
We started EC (elimination communication) long...

We started EC (elimination communication) long before we knew ds was on the spectrum (HFA, now age 5.5 yrs).  I think he might have been around 9-10 mos old, but he looked so much younger sitting on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By mrsfru
Glad that I was helpful! (-:   I know it's...

Glad that I was helpful! (-:
 
I know it's tough.  It gets easier over time--the more you know about his issues and what sets him off, the more you just "know" him, the more options your try. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-12-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,147
Posted By mrsfru
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Quote:Originally Posted by IxIa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-12-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,567
Posted By mrsfru
Please note that I replied to this last...

Please note that I replied to this last night....before any other replies....but when I hit "submit", the site was taken down for some maintence, so I had to save it and post it tonight.  So, I'm...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-12-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By mrsfru
Well.....the definition of "discipline" is *to...

Well.....the definition of "discipline" is *to teach*.  It is not "to punish", which is what most people equate the word with and commonly use it as. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-11-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By mrsfru
Well, if leotards and such make her feel...

Well, if leotards and such make her feel better....it could be that loose things rubbing lightly make her crazy.  I don't like tight stuff like leotards, but I also really don't like things that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-10-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By mrsfru
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by Lollybrat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1275053/would-this-scare-you#post_15996124)
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