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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By radicalmama
primarily, he has two dinosaurs that have a...

primarily, he has two dinosaurs that have a flesh like exterior and squishy flesh like feel...they can bitten, pinched, pulled, squeezed...we give him wooden hammers and pegs. playdough. putty. ice....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By radicalmama
oh dear...i just saw that shirt, "I am not...

oh dear...i just saw that shirt, "I am not trying to be naughty, I'm Autsitic. Please have patience," and I just cannot stop bawling.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By radicalmama
My three year old has been diagnosed with...

My three year old has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. The intensity of his behavior seems to ebb and flow, and right now we are in a serious flow phase...forget flow, we are in a tidal wave. And I am...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By radicalmama
Some Background: My son, aged 3, received a...

Some Background:
My son, aged 3, received a diagnosis of PPD this week. Last month he was very very ill with a stomach virus, requiring medical intervention (two days in ER with IV and medicine to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-25-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By radicalmama
We home birthed and did not do a newborn screen....

We home birthed and did not do a newborn screen. There was no mention in the report of hypoglycemia, or aciduria, just indication of a mitochondrial disorder (presumably mild).
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-25-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By radicalmama
I just got back a report on some old labs...and...

I just got back a report on some old labs...and I don't understand them, and they seem un-googlable.

It was reported as a dilute sample, with mild elevations in several things...

but there was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-21-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By radicalmama
My 2.5 year old son has been exhibiting fairly...

My 2.5 year old son has been exhibiting fairly violent full body (both sides) jerking (in succession) lasting several-45 seconds upon falling asleep.

He has had previous minor tremor activity,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-05-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,838
Posted By radicalmama
My eleven year old daughter smells. Badly. ...

My eleven year old daughter smells. Badly.

She just refuses to wear deodorant. I don't know why. She won't discuss it. I actually don't wear it, for some reason I don't really have a lot of body...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-03-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,739
Posted By radicalmama
My nearly two-year old son has been testing us,...

My nearly two-year old son has been testing us, big time. The day seems like an enormous struggle. He throws food and toys, pulls the heater control off the wall, throws objects into the heating...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-31-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By radicalmama
When we started to have our son evaluated for...

When we started to have our son evaluated for neuro stuff, we also worried about what they would say about our non-vaxing.

After seeing DOZENS of doctors...EVERY single one asked if his...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-31-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By radicalmama
It's been about a month since my son's (almost...

It's been about a month since my son's (almost 2) EEG came back abnormal. Although genetic testing and an MRI have been ordered, we are STILL waiting to even be scheduled for our appointments. We...
Forum: Family Planning   03-25-2008, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By radicalmama
My husband and I have been using condoms as our...

My husband and I have been using condoms as our only form of birth control (if you don't count having a special needs night waking/nursing toddler as a form of birth...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-16-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By radicalmama
My folks put me inpatient in what was supposed...

My folks put me inpatient in what was supposed to be a progessive hospital when I was a teen. It was an utter nightmare. The abused several patients, in awful ways. Raped a couple, and I actually...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-15-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By radicalmama
My fourteen year old son is out of control....

My fourteen year old son is out of control. Defiant, insolent, ungrateful, and the things he is saying and doing are terrifying everyone.

I had him at 16, and he has been living with my parents...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-08-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By radicalmama
Before my seven year old cousin was diagnosed...

Before my seven year old cousin was diagnosed with Batten disease, they misdiagnosed him as autistic. When he was in ST the therapist actually told my amazing, loving, and devoted Aunt that she must...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By radicalmama
What does that actually mean? Got a call...

What does that actually mean?

Got a call from our doc today that the eeg my son had done a few weeks ago shows focal slowing in the right posterior. I've googled it and can't really find any...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-24-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By radicalmama
The school DOES accept kids with special needs,...

The school DOES accept kids with special needs, and is incredible with them...

My drawbacks were that they don't admit less than 10% of the average population, and honestly, I was just worried...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-23-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By radicalmama
No, we have no actual diagnosis yet. He is...

No, we have no actual diagnosis yet. He is receiving OT under regional center, and is in the process of work ups for neuro and genetics...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-23-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By radicalmama
I have begun the race to get preschool...

I have begun the race to get preschool applications in (in Los Angeles this is seriously almost as bad, if not worse, than college applications).

My question is...if I am applying to mainstream...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By radicalmama
HELP! So, we are at our last straw, and...

HELP!

So, we are at our last straw, and really would like to improve our sons sleep.
I have to admit, (please don't throw things) that I have trouble buying that food sensitivity could be...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-11-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By radicalmama
urg. so, DS (20 months)...bites me today (i...

urg.

so, DS (20 months)...bites me today (i have blue marks constantly, but its been better the last two weeks,until yesterday) and then says for the first time ever,

"I bite," looking...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-09-2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By radicalmama
Dove...

Dove bar?http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif

I mean...yeah, people and their opinions can really suck. Especially, if you're related (by blood or otherwise).

If my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-09-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By radicalmama
ug. what a crappy day! wishing i could send...

ug. what a crappy day!

wishing i could send you on a magical trip somewhere luxurious and warm!

my hats off to you for being able to type in complete sentences!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-09-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By radicalmama
zeke does the head tilt, head shake (especially...

zeke does the head tilt, head shake (especially looking at stars), and is really into the serious heavy eye brow frown these days.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-06-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By radicalmama
I can't remember if I posted about this or not. ...

I can't remember if I posted about this or not.

But a few weeks ago, I asked the pediatrician..."So, am I a neurotic mother, or is there really something wrong with my son." Essentially he said,...
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