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Forum: Women's Health   07-30-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By sbgrace
They look swollen to me, yes. I wonder if this...

They look swollen to me, yes. I wonder if this site would be helpful--I skimmed it and think it looks like it might be. http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/wiki/doku.php?id=lymphedema_in_children
Forum: Women's Health   07-30-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By sbgrace
Actually, I think you need an immune system work...

Actually, I think you need an immune system work up (IgA levels, IgG) You may be dealing with a deficiency. Even if you're not, you may find he's low. We work on that here (low IgA, low bands of...
Forum: Women's Health   07-18-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By sbgrace
This is reflux type spitting up or vomiting?

This is reflux type spitting up or vomiting?
Forum: Women's Health   07-16-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By sbgrace
Oh dear! I can't think of any product to put on...

Oh dear! I can't think of any product to put on people. I think you're going to have to look at mechanical means to rid them from the house.

I'd do soapy water/warm light methods to trap them,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-15-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By sbgrace
I don't think this will probably help much at...

I don't think this will probably help much at all, but we had problems having kids and had them after lots of individual and couple time went by. The truth is I'm not at all the same person I was...
Forum: Women's Health   07-15-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By sbgrace
I'm sorry to know about your mother and so glad...

I'm sorry to know about your mother and so glad they caught it early. Is your mother young? I certainly hope you don't carry the gene. Many, many hugs.
Forum: Women's Health   07-15-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By sbgrace
What was the name of the lab that did the test?...

What was the name of the lab that did the test? Did you get a copy of the results (these are something you have a right to have if not).

The digestive tests we've had were stool, not urine. Also,...
Forum: Women's Health   07-12-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By sbgrace
Well, my son carries c. diff post...

Well, my son carries c. diff post hospitalization, so we use "big guns" all the time. He takes two Florastor and two Culturelle daily. We've been doing probiotics since my kids were a year old, and...
Forum: Allergies   07-12-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By sbgrace
What GI tests were done? Did they scope her at...

What GI tests were done? Did they scope her at all? I'm not sure what a mid-GI is? But my son had endoscopy younger than her (to rule out Eosinophilic disorders, biopsy for celiac, a number of...
Forum: Women's Health   07-07-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By sbgrace
Babies have developing nervous systems and, so,...

Babies have developing nervous systems and, so, can do weird things that mean nothing. But they can also have seizures, of course. You would want treatment if he's seizing.

I would make an appt....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-04-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By sbgrace
I just won't buy anything that I can't dry on...

I just won't buy anything that I can't dry on hot. You need a hot dryer (10-15 minutes or so past "dry") to kill bedbugs. If I can do that, used doesn't bother me a bit!
Forum: Allergies   06-25-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By sbgrace
Random thoughts: I have a puke kid. I do...

Random thoughts:

I have a puke kid. I do think it could be just nerves. I've never figured out a pattern for my son. He has a metabolic condition that wasn't diagnosed until he was 3.5. Is her...
Forum: Women's Health   06-25-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By sbgrace
Is it Kids Natural Calm? We just use powder...

Is it Kids Natural Calm? We just use powder magnesium citrate (NOW foods), partly because I don't want to supplement calcium, but I think a lot of people use that form. I think the natural calm,...
Forum: Women's Health   06-25-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By sbgrace
I use Zinc Monomethione for my boys and have for...

I use Zinc Monomethione for my boys and have for a long time. I use it because it's well absorbed compared to other forms, and it doesn't deplete copper like other supplemental zincs can. I do not...
Forum: Women's Health   05-15-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By sbgrace
Enzymes are safe. I would not expect it to cure...

Enzymes are safe. I would not expect it to cure the reflux. It hasn't in my experience.

You are describing severe symptoms and a great deal of pain. I actually think you need a PPI (like...
Forum: Women's Health   05-15-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By sbgrace
I got sick from undercooked chicken in a...

I got sick from undercooked chicken in a restaurant. I was sick pretty quickly. How are you feeling? http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/ Salmonella, the most common bug you'd get, hits fast. Most people...
Forum: Women's Health   05-15-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By sbgrace
I think both of my kids have a GI bug. One child...

I think both of my kids have a GI bug. One child is past a month with a strange odor and bowel consistency. He tends toward weird stuff and was taking new meds. So I chalked it up to that. Well, he...
Forum: Women's Health   04-24-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,539
Posted By sbgrace
Is the pain better? Decreasing size sounds...

Is the pain better? Decreasing size sounds hopeful.

I just want to make sure you know that fever/chills with staph would mean it's spreading/serious. So you can have localized staph that needs...
Forum: Women's Health   04-24-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By sbgrace
I dose the probiotics three hours after the...

I dose the probiotics three hours after the antibiotic. I really think an hour is close enough that the antibiotic would still likely kill the probiotic. If you can get Florastor, it will survive...
Forum: Women's Health   04-24-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By sbgrace
It sounds like you're taking great care of him! ...

It sounds like you're taking great care of him!

Was it a rapid strep test? If so, are they sending it off? It could still be strep or it could even be viral yet. How high are his fevers?

Do...
Forum: Women's Health   04-23-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By sbgrace
The iron can stain but it needs to get directly...

The iron can stain but it needs to get directly on your teeth. I'm assuming you're swallowing the pills, right? Do you have any idea how the iron could have touched your teeth directly (out of...
Forum: Women's Health   04-23-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By sbgrace
I don't think you need to take him in. It sounds...

I don't think you need to take him in. It sounds like eczema to me. Are you using anything on it? He might also just flush easily but I think you're describing something that sticks around, right?
Forum: Women's Health   04-23-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By sbgrace
I do that with implantation in a pregnancy but...

I do that with implantation in a pregnancy but the timing doesn't seem right for that (you were using condoms without event before you saw the bleeding, right)? I'd assume that your hormones are...
Forum: Women's Health   04-23-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By sbgrace
Your breastfeeding is the very best thing you...

Your breastfeeding is the very best thing you can do for him. You're very likely exposed yourself and passing along immunity right now. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif I hope...
Forum: Women's Health   04-23-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,539
Posted By sbgrace
I would be concerned about staph. They have...

I would be concerned about staph. They have antibiotic creams for that, if it doesn't get so bad they need a body-wide antibiotic. I do understand the lack of insurance, but it does sound like you...
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