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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-04-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,448
Posted By gsmom
Hugs to you mama.  You have a beautiful boy....

Hugs to you mama.  You have a beautiful boy.  Waiting and wondering is the worst for me.  Dr. Google is dangerous ;-)
 
In the end your little dude will still be who he is, regardless of what...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-04-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By gsmom
Hugs to you mama.  I am sorry things are so...

Hugs to you mama.  I am sorry things are so difficult right now.  Sending peace and light your way.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By gsmom
Hugs to you mama.  What a journey!  I couldn't...

Hugs to you mama.  What a journey!  I couldn't read your story and not say welcome.  Welcome.  I hope you find some good connections here.  
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-20-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By gsmom
In our NICU we use the Dr. Brown preemie nipples...

In our NICU we use the Dr. Brown preemie nipples (you can get them at Babies R Us or on-line).  We find that these are slower than the yellow ringed Similac? nipples that are often used.  There is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-02-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,878
Posted By gsmom
Sounds like you are doing some cool stuff.  I...

Sounds like you are doing some cool stuff.  I would keep just offering him things and letting him try them.  Have you tried carrot sticks or celery (obviously supervised) which don't break apart as...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-23-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,259
Posted By gsmom
Could you just use something like applesauce or...

Could you just use something like applesauce or yogurt to thicken liquids?  
 
My son is on the ketogenic diet and our dietician recommended guar gum when he was still eating orally.  We tried it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-04-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By gsmom
Hugs to you mama.  It is not an easy road to...

Hugs to you mama.  It is not an easy road to walk.  I hope that the medication helps and you are able to keep the seizure monster at bay.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif  
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-03-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By gsmom
First of all, hugs to you mama.  It sounds like...

First of all, hugs to you mama.  It sounds like your DS has had a busy journey already ;-).  I think when it comes to medicating our children, it is always a challenge to feel okay with that....
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   11-20-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By gsmom
We use our flexible benefits for it, but my son...

We use our flexible benefits for it, but my son has significant special needs, so it was deemed "medically necessary" by our ped.  We had our doctor fill out a form that "prescribed" the CST (the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-07-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,349
Posted By gsmom
Sending many hugs to you, mama....

Sending many hugs to you, mama. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-11-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By gsmom
Hi! I am inboxing (if that's even a word...

Hi! I am inboxing (if that's even a word http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif) the e-mail of my friend who has a daughter with TSC. Many hugs to you.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-20-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By gsmom
Okay all you smart mamas, I am having a bit of...

Okay all you smart mamas, I am having a bit of an identity crisis. We heard from the mito doc we saw in Seattle in April that they may have found a genetic reason which is contributory to R's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-16-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By gsmom
Congratulations on the birth of your babe! I...

Congratulations on the birth of your babe! I don't have any fantastic words of advice, but wanted to give a big hug http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-14-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By gsmom
Big hugs to you, mama....

Big hugs to you, mama. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif Been there, felt that, many times.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-01-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By gsmom
Congratulations!...

Congratulations! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-31-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By gsmom
Yay! That is fantastic news!

Yay! That is fantastic news!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-31-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By gsmom
Tonight we went over to my dear high school...

Tonight we went over to my dear high school friend's house. He and his wife have a little boy who is just a few months older than R (DS2). G (DS1) played so well with him and they had sooo much fun....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By gsmom
Thanks for the excellent responses. No one on...

Thanks for the excellent responses. No one on our team has ever tried these, so it's a bit of a battle to convince them it's something to try.

MW, I will be curious to see what Dr. K's GI thinks...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By gsmom
By-the-lake, We are right across the bridge from...

By-the-lake, We are right across the bridge from you! I didn't even notice your location. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif I think I know which neuro you are talking...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By gsmom
I'm not good at interpreting MRI information. My...

I'm not good at interpreting MRI information. My son's is "negative" but he's significantly delayed.

Many hugs to you mama. I hope that the dev ped is able to answer some questions for you....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By gsmom
Does anyone have any experience with these? A...

Does anyone have any experience with these? A bit of history. . . DS is 4.5 years with a complicated medical history (seizures, dev delay, g-j tube). His main dx is mitochondrial disease. He is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By gsmom
I hope you are able to get in with the therapist...

I hope you are able to get in with the therapist you feel may be a better fit. That's great that you have another person in mind. Good luck!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By gsmom
Congratulations Mama and family! I am sure that...

Congratulations Mama and family! I am sure that Josiah is ready to be loved up at home. What an amazing next step!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-22-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By gsmom
Are you able to watch what happens in a session?...

Are you able to watch what happens in a session? Sometimes, it's fairly obvious what the issue is (personality, too difficult of tasks, etc.). It may be time for a break with some home programming...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-31-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,364
Posted By gsmom
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif to you mama....
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