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Forum: Women's Health   06-27-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,062
Posted By happymama
oops - I misread your original post, and thought...

oops - I misread your original post, and thought you ate corn as one of your few foods. When I reread, I realized you meant veggies minus corn, not including corn. Please disregard my corn comments,...
Forum: Women's Health   06-27-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,062
Posted By happymama
Did the quinoa pasta have corn as an ingredient?...

Did the quinoa pasta have corn as an ingredient? (The only quinoa pasta I've ever seen was a quinoa-corn mix.) Corn caused bloody stools for my son as an infant. Maybe try eliminating corn from your...
Forum: Parenting   09-09-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By happymama
Thanks for your responses! My gut was telling me...

Thanks for your responses! My gut was telling me not to include the note, but my husband thought we should. I like the idea of having ds just say "my parents said I could only invite four friends...
Forum: Parenting   09-09-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By happymama
Do you think it is OK to include a note with a...

Do you think it is OK to include a note with a birthday party invitation asking the guest to please refrain from talking about the party at school so we can hopefully avoid hurt feelings in those...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-16-2004, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By happymama
Thanks for the replies. Luvmytwo - When I...

Thanks for the replies.

Luvmytwo - When I registered him for K last year I filled out and signed the back of the immunization form where you can check off for personal exemption. Was there a...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-15-2004, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By happymama
My son is in a public elementary school, first...

My son is in a public elementary school, first grade. We partially immunized him as a baby, but didn't do Hep B, MMR, or any shots since his first year. We have always signed the personal exemption...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-26-2004, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By happymama
My ds, almost 7, also has multiple food...

My ds, almost 7, also has multiple food intolerances (starting as blood in his stool/diarrhea as an infant in reaction to what I ate)....and sensory issues. He also saw an OT in Lake Forest Park...
Forum: Women's Health   07-29-2004, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By happymama
When I was nursing ds (until age 2.5) I avoided...

When I was nursing ds (until age 2.5) I avoided all corn - corn syrup, starch, etc. As a six year old, he still has trouble with anything with corn in it (corn syrup and starch included), but not...
Forum: Women's Health   07-28-2004, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By happymama
The best way we've found to give flaxseed oil is...

The best way we've found to give flaxseed oil is to mix it with a thick juice, like Odwalla's Mango Tango . The best way to mix it is with a salad dressing mixer, which is a long, skinny battery...
Forum: Women's Health   07-28-2004, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By happymama
My ds started having bloody stools at about four...

My ds started having bloody stools at about four months old. I am allergic to cow's milk products, so it wasn't the culprit. After a restricted diet and food diary, we determined his bleeding was...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-27-2004, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By happymama
The Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abbott. My...

The Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abbott. My ds started listening to them at age four, and loved them. We still occasionally read the next in the series (he's six now.)

Paula
Forum: Women's Health   07-24-2004, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By happymama
We went through a Lyme disease scare with my son...

We went through a Lyme disease scare with my son last summer. A couple things we learned were: 1) take pictures of the rash ASAP 2) the blood test isn't accurate, especially for the first month (or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-23-2004, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By happymama
My ds has sensory integration issues. His...

My ds has sensory integration issues. His impulse control is MUCH more of a problem when he has eaten something that he is food intolerant/allergic to. He'll be having a really hard day with impulse...
Forum: Women's Health   12-16-2003, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By happymama
Yes, I went on a very basic diet (mostly rice...

Yes, I went on a very basic diet (mostly rice and cooked veggies), kept a detailed food diary, then added foods back in. It sounds simpler than it really was, since he was reacting to some of the...
Forum: Women's Health   12-15-2003, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By happymama
Both my kids have GI allergies. My ds was...

Both my kids have GI allergies. My ds was diagnosed with "allergic proctitis" at four months because he was reacting to what I was eating (thru breastmilk), and it caused rectal bleeding and mucus....
Forum: Women's Health   10-31-2003, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By happymama
A red ring around the anus can indicate food...

A red ring around the anus can indicate food allergy. Both my kids have gastrointestinal allergies, and one of their symptoms is the red ring. That may explain the mystery rash on her face, too. My...
Forum: Women's Health   10-16-2003, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By happymama
I called the place that scratched him yesterday,...

I called the place that scratched him yesterday, and was told that they always disinfect their equipment between clients. IF I ever take him anyplace to get a haircut again, I'm going to watch them...
Forum: Women's Health   10-16-2003, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By happymama
I'm probably being paranoid, but: the last two...

I'm probably being paranoid, but: the last two times my ds has had his haircut (at two different places), the stylists have left slightly bleeding scratches at the back of his neck where the...
Forum: Women's Health   09-08-2003, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By happymama
Congratulations, Willow's mom! I'm glad to hear...

Congratulations, Willow's mom! I'm glad to hear your doctor is so supportive of trying the d-mannose. Keep us posted!

Paula
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-22-2003, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By happymama
Thanks for the tips, Renee and Arduinna! I will...

Thanks for the tips, Renee and Arduinna! I will look into the ozonator. How spendy is spendy (for the ozonator?) We just really don't think we're going to use the tub that much, and don't want to...
Forum: Women's Health   08-22-2003, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By happymama
I get my dd's d-mannose from Key Pharmacy,...

I get my dd's d-mannose from Key Pharmacy, 1-800-878-1322. It IS an over the counter med, so you don't need a prescription. We did originally have a prescription from a naturopath, but when it...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-21-2003, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By happymama
Thanks for the great info! I checked out the...

Thanks for the great info! I checked out the link to the nature2 website, and it sounds like what we're looking for. And they have a few dealers in our town. I'd love to get it all figured out for...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-18-2003, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By happymama
We bought a house last year that has a hot tub....

We bought a house last year that has a hot tub. We've had so many house projects since we moved in, we haven't had time to get the hot tub up and running yet...but we're almost ready now, and pretty...
Forum: Women's Health   08-02-2003, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By happymama
No signs of kidney damage. She's had two...

No signs of kidney damage. She's had two ultrasounds, the first around the time of diagnosis (almost two years ago) and the last one about six months ago. She also had bloodwork done six months ago...
Forum: Women's Health   08-01-2003, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By happymama
Hi, My dd was diagnosed with grade three on...

Hi,

My dd was diagnosed with grade three on one side only (normal on the other) when she was about 18 months old. She had two bladder infections back to back, though she had never had one...
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