Mothering Forums - Search Results

Showing results 1 to 25 of 148
Search took 1.31 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: isisreturning
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-04-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By isisreturning
Just wanted to post and offer some...

Just wanted to post and offer some encouragement.
 
My DD was tube-fed for 4.5 years due to a severe oral eating aversion (brought on by high-dose chemo she received as a baby to treat her brain...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-19-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By isisreturning
My daughter has a long standing and severe oral...

My daughter has a long standing and severe oral aversion. She stopped eating entirely at age 11 months (she was on high dose chemo getting treated for brain cancer). She had an NG tube for about a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-20-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By isisreturning
Best wishes for you and your family.    I'm...

Best wishes for you and your family. 
 
I'm guessing the doctor tells you about pregnancy termination options as part of his/her duty to inform you of *all* your options (and the time limits of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-19-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 898
Posted By isisreturning
The other thing to keep in mind is that the...

The other thing to keep in mind is that the school is looking at this from the perspective of "does this child need special education and/or accommodations in order to meet academic goals"? They...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-16-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 898
Posted By isisreturning
OP - you've already gotten a ton of great...

OP - you've already gotten a ton of great feedback - I hope it's been helpful. In my experience it's been very helpful to have other folks working with my DD - they see things I don't, and they have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-11-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By isisreturning
It probably also depends on your particular...

It probably also depends on your particular child's particular needs and abilities, and what gets put in place via the IEP process. Everyone - you, his teachers and specialists, and the school...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-30-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By isisreturning
For what it's worth, my two cents:   My DD...

For what it's worth, my two cents:
 
My DD also had a brain tumor (surgery, chemo, radiation)... and she does also have an ASD diagnosis now, because the constellation of symptoms and behaviors...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-28-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By isisreturning
Hi there. For what it's worth, here's my...

Hi there. For what it's worth, here's my reaction/my experience... Hugs to you - your DD sounds so familiar to me...
 
My DD has special needs. My DS, who is almost 9, does not, as far as I can...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-03-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,269
Posted By isisreturning
Also, yahoogroups has a listserve called...

Also, yahoogroups has a listserve called "pediatric brain tumors" that is very active and chock full of information and advice from parents who have been there/done that, from first diagnosis to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-03-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By isisreturning
Again- thanks so much for the replies. Super...

Again- thanks so much for the replies. Super duper helpful. Lots of great ideas and encouragement. I feel less anxious now!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-03-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By isisreturning
Thanks everyone - all of your replies are so...

Thanks everyone - all of your replies are so helpful. 
 
Next step is to visit the autism classroom and see what it's like (at least with this year's mix of students). I was all set for DD to be...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-02-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By isisreturning
Hi All,   Would love your...

Hi All,
 
Would love your advice/insights/recommendations...
 
My DD (who has autism, among other things) will be transitioning to Kindergarten in the fall. This is a very exciting milestone,...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-01-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,269
Posted By isisreturning
Hi there,    Haven't been on this forum in a...

Hi there, 
 
Haven't been on this forum in a while, but Mama, I do know your pain - my DD was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer (atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor) at age 6 months....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-17-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By isisreturning
I'm pretty comfortable with my DD's stims....

I'm pretty comfortable with my DD's stims. Climbing and perching are big things for her, and she routinely makes other people very nervous with her high-scaling hijinx.
 
The only stim that I will...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By isisreturning
When my daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer...

When my daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer at 6 months old... I wanted to set her down and run away so fast that the doctor's words "she has a big tumor in her brain" wouldn't catch up to my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-05-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By isisreturning
If he's really needing the particular feel of...

If he's really needing the particular feel of mouth-on-skin to soothe/comfort, maybe he could switch to that fleshy part of his palm, right under his thumb? That skin is a little tougher, may not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-29-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By isisreturning
DD started using "I want" phrases this week!  ...

DD started using "I want" phrases this week!
 
She's 4.5 years old and it has been a long journey to language of any sort, including verbal language. Her verbal language skills are starting to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-22-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By isisreturning
Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions.  ...

Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions. 
 
We haven't been able to afford OT (neither the co-insurance payments nor the time off work to ferry her to the appointments), but we just paid off...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-22-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By isisreturning
Peony - yes, you summed up the situation...

Peony - yes, you summed up the situation exactly.
 
We do have a Britax carseat that we use in the car for her, but we have another carseat in DHs car, so we could probably leave the Britax at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-22-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By isisreturning
Hi, thanks for replying.   Yes, she is...

Hi, thanks for replying.
 
Yes, she is already enrolled in special needs pre-school - 4 mornings a week. She goes to daycare in the afternoons and on Fridays. She's learning lots and making...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-22-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By isisreturning
My 4.5 yo DD has autism, including sensory...

My 4.5 yo DD has autism, including sensory processing stuff, language problems, stubbornness and general unwillingness to comply with social requests. 
 
We both have to work full time out of the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-14-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By isisreturning
If you google "special needs equipment" or...

If you google "special needs equipment" or "special needs toys" a few catalog sites should come up. I have browsed them many a time trying to find new ideas for my daughter. A lot of those sites let...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-10-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By isisreturning
Our DD's sleep issues were 1) failure to fall...

Our DD's sleep issues were 1) failure to fall asleep at a reasonable time - not before 11 or midnight (despite good routines/good sleep hygiene), and 2) middle-of-the-night waking. She wasn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-04-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,404
Posted By isisreturning
 to the OP:    My DD is 4.5 and is...


to the OP: 
 
My DD is 4.5 and is starting to use more language, in more functional ways, though there is still a lot of non-language noises, scripted speech, and some echolalia/mimicking (at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By isisreturning
Sorry you had such a scary night. Our DDs first...

Sorry you had such a scary night. Our DDs first complex partial seizure was very similar to what you described. Scared the daylights out of us! We called 911, but she had already thrown up and was...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 148

 
Forum Jump: