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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-21-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,833
Posted By sncmom
The group is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy...

The group is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Support Center, and is through yahoo.  But if they google HIESC, it will come up.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-18-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,833
Posted By sncmom
Great news that she's going home.  We came home...

Great news that she's going home.  We came home with an NG tube also, and had it for about 3 weeks at home.  DD2 wasn't ever able to breastfeed, but got EBM through a bottle for 13 months or so. ...
Forum: March 2011   12-17-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By sncmom
No strong feelings about Mars, but Warren was...

No strong feelings about Mars, but Warren was actually one of DH's faves when we were pregnant.  I wasn't crazy about it, but we both really liked the nickname Ren.  Just another thought.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,386
Posted By sncmom
I say give her the dolls.  It was very kind of...

I say give her the dolls.  It was very kind of your neighbor, and I think returning them on the sly has the potential for hurt feeling, which doesn't seem worth it.  I've given up the struggle...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-06-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By sncmom
 I do gift certificates for a local coffee...

 I do gift certificates for a local coffee chain.  Several of them do their paperwork there, so I hope it gets put to good use.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-26-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By sncmom
Totally irritating and so something my mom would...

Totally irritating and so something my mom would do!
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-21-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,833
Posted By sncmom
 Is the baby getting cooling?  If not, the...

 Is the baby getting cooling?  If not, the parents should transfer her/him to a children's hospital where it is possible to receive it.  It is a process that helps mitigate some of the damage caused...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-21-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By sncmom
 Is the baby getting cooling?  If not, the...

 Is the baby getting cooling?  If not, the parents should transfer her/him to a children's hospital where it is possible to receive it.  It is a process that helps mitigate some of the damage caused...
Forum: Grief and Loss   10-31-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,320
Posted By sncmom
I am so so sorry. What a horrible thing to...

I am so so sorry. What a horrible thing to experience and what a huge loss. My sisters are second only to my children as the people I adore most in my life. I can't imagine what you must be feeling...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-29-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By sncmom
My neice was born 2 weeks ago and has been in...

My neice was born 2 weeks ago and has been in the NICU since birth with a meconium ileus, now has a colostomy bag. Her genetic testing just came back positive for cystic fibrosis today. I am...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-06-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By sncmom
We've had great success with periactin. My...

We've had great success with periactin. My 28-month-old with CP has gained 3 pounds in the last 3 months, and is finally on the growth charts for weight. We only give her 1 dose/day (1.5 mg) before...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-13-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By sncmom
I'm not a leukemia mom either, but my heart...

I'm not a leukemia mom either, but my heart absolutely goes out to you. I've read posts here from some moms of kids with leukemia, so I know they're out there. Maybe the rest of us can keep bumping...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-18-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
Posted By sncmom
I had an amalgam filling break which had to be...

I had an amalgam filling break which had to be replaced (with non-amalgam) during my pregnancy with DD1. She is a bit of a drama queen (double pisces), but neurotypical. Dentist used a dental dam...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-21-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By sncmom
As with any parenting decisions, I think the...

As with any parenting decisions, I think the whole family has to be taken into consideration. A stressed-out miserable mom does not help your DS. I like the idea of one room that is for stimulus....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By sncmom
Such a bummer. Big hugs to you. I actually...

Such a bummer. Big hugs to you. I actually refused our most recent developmental assessment b/c I knew it would be depressing and for us, it wouldn't have changed the clinical picture. It is so hard...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By sncmom
Quote: Originally Posted by dot1...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dot1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15519991)
Breastmilk is one of the most calorie dense...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-28-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By sncmom
I'm fond of overpaying babysitters also. But...

I'm fond of overpaying babysitters also. But $17/hour seems like a lot to me too. You might just want to have her there for more hours/week. I would also think about whether or not that's how much...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-28-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,979
Posted By sncmom
No great advice for you, just commiseration....

No great advice for you, just commiseration. This is probably my DH's pet peeve. He could go off on this for hours! My DD2 has cerebral palsy and delays. However, she has a wonderful smile and no...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-21-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 413
Posted By sncmom
Just wondering if there are any other moms out...

Just wondering if there are any other moms out there with kiddos like mine.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-21-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By sncmom
Speaking as someone whose baby has a brain...

Speaking as someone whose baby has a brain injury worsened by the delay getting me to a c-section, I think it is really important to keep your eye on the prize. I soooooo regret having a midwife who...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-19-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By sncmom
What is your DD's diagnosis? Yahoo has lots of...

What is your DD's diagnosis? Yahoo has lots of sites/groups. We're on some for HIE and CP and they are VERY helpful for lots of things, including equipment issues.
Forum: November 2010   06-19-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By sncmom
Quote: Originally Posted by naturelady...

Quote:
Originally Posted by naturelady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15536337)
I absolutely LOVE the name Olive..but I'm...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-13-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,030
Posted By sncmom
When my baby needed high calorie liquid, I mixed...

When my baby needed high calorie liquid, I mixed whole milk w/ half-and-half and added organic formula powder. My combo was about 40 cal/oz total. And I make a pudding that is crazy high calorie...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-12-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By sncmom
As long as it is just a cold (no nasty cough or...

As long as it is just a cold (no nasty cough or anything), I wouldn't worry about it. At 8 months your LO is no longer an obligate nasal breather and colds are going to happen. With a newborn, I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-12-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
Posted By sncmom
2boyzmama, I take your point about growth...

2boyzmama, I take your point about growth charts. And I think the issue is more the shape of curve than where she is on it. This is her second kind of plateau where she fell off of her own curve....
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