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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By crankpotgirls
Thank you for your responses everyone :). I...

Thank you for your responses everyone :). I think just reading them made me feel a little less alone. It also brought me back to the "me" that I was 20 years ago, before I was a mom. My nephew was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By crankpotgirls
Hi!  I wondered how others cope with feeling...

Hi!  I wondered how others cope with feeling different due to your family's circumstances in relation to your child's special needs.  I am finding that it is harder for me to relate to other parents...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By crankpotgirls
I had another thought.  Have you tried play...

I had another thought.  Have you tried play therapy?  We did a little play therapy with a therapist when my daughter was 4, almost 5 and it kind of helped tease out some of the reasons why she was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By crankpotgirls
I had to bring out my inner Mama Bear on Monday....

I had to bring out my inner Mama Bear on Monday.  My daughter needed blood work drawn first thing in the morning for an appointment she has next week.  She was recently diagnosed with Type 1...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By crankpotgirls
I don't have any specific advice for you but...

I don't have any specific advice for you but just wanted you to know that someone read your post and I really feel for you.  My daughter, who is now 9, has exhibited some OCDish tendencies since she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By crankpotgirls
I thought I would update this thread with new...

I thought I would update this thread with new information.  It turns out that my daughter has Type 1 Diabetes.  She was diagnosed a month ago.  This explains the explosive temper.  She has also...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-17-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By crankpotgirls
Thank you so much, Linda, for your reply.  You...

Thank you so much, Linda, for your reply.  You have been very helpful and I really appreciate the time you took to write all of that out. 
 
>I don't understand how these two statements work...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-14-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By crankpotgirls
I have another question for anyone who has been...

I have another question for anyone who has been through this before.  If I wanted to go the route of starting with food allergy testing, how to I go about asking the right questions to get the right...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-14-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By crankpotgirls
Thanks so much for your reply and very helpful...

Thanks so much for your reply and very helpful suggestions.  I had not considered getting an evaluation thru the school system.  That might be the only affordable route for us at this point.  We are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-14-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By crankpotgirls
I am looking for advice as to how to even begin...

I am looking for advice as to how to even begin to deal with the multiple issues my 8 yr old daughter is facing.  After a night with her sleeping less than 2 hours, I am at my wit's end.  There are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By crankpotgirls
Just wondering how other families handle paying...

Just wondering how other families handle paying for so much out of pocket. My 6 year old daughter is deaf and hears with a hearing aid and a cochlear implant. We do not have a cochlear implant...
Forum: Diapering   10-14-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By crankpotgirls
gmvh, I did a search about this subject on here...

gmvh, I did a search about this subject on here and there have been tons of threads about it. I think I used the term "bedwetter" and a bunch of old threads came up. I wonder if it has just been...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-11-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By crankpotgirls
I am in the same boat. My daughter (age 6) has...

I am in the same boat. My daughter (age 6) has not been officially diagnosed, but I feel pretty confident that has sensory issues. Sleep has been one of the hardest struggles we have dealt with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-11-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By crankpotgirls
Thank you! I see that my library has that book...

Thank you! I see that my library has that book and I have requested it. I was able to find one optometrist in my town that is on the COVD list. She is not part of our HMO but I have requested a...
Forum: Diapering   10-11-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By crankpotgirls
I'd love some help with this as well. My 6 year...

I'd love some help with this as well. My 6 year old is a big girl for her age (I think she is going to be 6'2" like her aunt!). She is 4'6" and about 90lbs and wets the bed almost nightly. I am...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-05-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By crankpotgirls
I am so glad to have found this thread. My...

I am so glad to have found this thread. My daughter was just diagnosed with Amblyopia this morning in her left eye. She is 6 and she really wants to read but is having a hard time and I have to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,744
Posted By crankpotgirls
Thanks so much to everyone's support and ideas....

Thanks so much to everyone's support and ideas. I am feeling much better today. Still bewildered by what that all was- not a single spot in her undies or on her clothes today.

nextcommercial, you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,744
Posted By crankpotgirls
Thanks, Amcal. I appreciate your outside view...

Thanks, Amcal. I appreciate your outside view because I am wrapped up in the emotions of it all and am probably not thinking as clearly as I could about all of this. I remember my own first period...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,744
Posted By crankpotgirls
Thank you for the hugs. I sure need them. I have...

Thank you for the hugs. I sure need them. I have bawled my eyes out tonight and hope I can get some sleep now. I have not heard of the books you have mentioned but I will look into them. Honestly,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,744
Posted By crankpotgirls
I haven't posted here in years but I do lurk...

I haven't posted here in years but I do lurk here from time to time. I am reaching out to anyone who has some advice for me. I am a bit shaken and I am trying to figure out what to do. My daughter,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-02-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By crankpotgirls
My almost 4 year old has a Oticon Tego Pro for...

My almost 4 year old has a Oticon Tego Pro for one ear and her battery lasts about 11-12 days on average before it needs to be replaced. (Her CI is another story. Three gigantic batteries last only...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-24-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By crankpotgirls
I highly recommend checking out the Yahoo group...

I highly recommend checking out the Yahoo group CI Circle. It really is a wealth of CI information and advice and the people are kind. People are pretty brand loyal but extremely polite and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By crankpotgirls
I have only a second here as my ear is being...

I have only a second here as my ear is being talked off by my dd here http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif (she is three and has a moderately severe sloping to profound loss...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-02-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By crankpotgirls
I have been in a very similar boat. My dd passed...

I have been in a very similar boat. My dd passed the newborn hearing screening in one ear and in the other ear, the results were "inconclusive". We went for further testing when she was 9 weeks old,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-31-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By crankpotgirls
I can certainly understand your position and it...

I can certainly understand your position and it is one that I have done a great deal of thinking about. Considering that I have followed a natural path for most things since becoming a parent...
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