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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-25-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By 3_opihi
Hi mama! First, hugs to you. Seizures are so...

Hi mama! First, hugs to you. Seizures are so scary.

My dd has epilepsy due to non enhancing brain lesions and I also work for a pediatric neurosurgeon. My advice to you would be to go ahead and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By 3_opihi
Yes, please let us know. The UCLA thing sounds...

Yes, please let us know. The UCLA thing sounds good - is there anything similar at other hospitals?

Last year my dd went to the outpatient pysch clinic at the local children's hospital,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By 3_opihi
Oh my heart really goes out to you. I have been...

Oh my heart really goes out to you. I have been in this position with my dd (just turned four today). At one point, she had a very extreme reaction to trileptal which I did take her to the hospital...
Forum: Birth Professionals   12-30-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,722
Posted By 3_opihi
Could you compare them to the Mormon population?

Could you compare them to the Mormon population?
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-22-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,107
Posted By 3_opihi
There is such a huge variation, it's really hard...

There is such a huge variation, it's really hard to say. I work in a field where I look at exactly this kind of stuff all day. I would say most kids are fine to moderately delayed and there are...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-22-2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By 3_opihi
I would just flat out ask mom what she needs....

I would just flat out ask mom what she needs. Especially if the family has other children, they probably have a multitude of errands and chores that need to be done that they can't get around to.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-22-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
Posted By 3_opihi
I would probably choose to stay home, in that...

I would probably choose to stay home, in that position. (and I work full time). I think it sounds like a great deal, with your mom, though - so maybe you could find a more flexible job, or step down...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By 3_opihi
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif Thank you for clarifying, Denvergirlie. What's done is done. I know it sucks, I'm not here to be lectured. I know it's bad and I'm...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By 3_opihi
Ok...well, forget it. I didn't come on here to...

Ok...well, forget it. I didn't come on here to get chewed out about my unpaid medical bills.

Yes, of course I want to pay them. I work for a brain surgeon. Believe me, I know how bad it is when...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By 3_opihi
I just checked my fico score and it was 527!!! ...

I just checked my fico score and it was 527!!!

Basically, I have a lot of old medical collections. Probably about 20. (don't get on me, my dd has epilepsy and last year my dh left us, so I was...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-26-2008, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By 3_opihi
Well, it turned out to be easier than I thought...

Well, it turned out to be easier than I thought it would be. I ended up getting a random check in the mail for 2500 dollars (talk about manifestation!) and was able to get pretty good financing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-25-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By 3_opihi
Quote: Originally Posted by RGsMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGsMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12678505)
If you make excellent money now, would you be...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-24-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By 3_opihi
Yay! Hi! I work for a neurosurgery group. I do...

Yay! Hi! I work for a neurosurgery group. I do all the patient care and surgery coordination for one of the neurosurgeons. I set up things like patient transport and surgery from outer islands, all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-22-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By 3_opihi
Yep! My dd was in an enclosed sped classroom,...

Yep! My dd was in an enclosed sped classroom, but they just joined a headstart preschool class to become an inclusion class! We love it. So far it's been great!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-22-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By 3_opihi
Does anyone have any advice on how to get a bad...

Does anyone have any advice on how to get a bad credit auto loan, that's safe? Basically, I was divorced last year, I don't have much credit, what I do is bad and I just started working so I don't...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-22-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By 3_opihi
Any other mamas work in healthcare settings, but...

Any other mamas work in healthcare settings, but aren't nurses?
Forum: Single Parenting   11-03-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By 3_opihi
Kudos to you mama. I am a single mom and I also...

Kudos to you mama. I am a single mom and I also look back at my life from a year ago and wonder how I turned it around 180 degrees to what it is now. It's funny how life can change like that. Take...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-23-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By 3_opihi
About the ear split - sometimes if it's there...

About the ear split - sometimes if it's there for awhile it can get a bit of a fungal infection. I actually had this for like a year one time (I have immune issues) and a hydrocortisone cream mixed...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-23-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By 3_opihi
Have you had the wound cultured?

Have you had the wound cultured?
Forum: Family Planning   09-23-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 651,838
Posted By 3_opihi
Hmm, that does sound like a long time to be...

Hmm, that does sound like a long time to be spotting. I'm not sure, but I think IUD's are recommended usually for women who've had prior childbirth.

I hope it goes away for you. Have you gone...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-12-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By 3_opihi
I think something like this would be great - I'm...

I think something like this would be great - I'm not sure ind what ways it would benefit my dd, or how much of it she would understand since she has a lot of cognitive and behavioral issues and I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-04-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,289
Posted By 3_opihi
Glad to hear the ped took you seriously. The MRI...

Glad to hear the ped took you seriously. The MRI is so important, moreso even than the EEG. There are so many things that could be going on. Glad to hear the doctor's on top of it.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-03-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By 3_opihi
I actually work for a neurosurgeon, so here is...

I actually work for a neurosurgeon, so here is my take:

It could be a variation of normal, it could be outside the variation of normal but not worth surgery, it could be surgical. If you are...
Forum: Spirituality   09-01-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,606
Posted By 3_opihi
Hi everyone...

Hi everyone http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

I signed up to go to a Zen sangha retreat next weekend. I'm really excited to find out more about this practice!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-28-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By 3_opihi
Just adding hugs. Also, you may be able to call...

Just adding hugs. Also, you may be able to call the doctor and ask for the wet read, or preliminary MRI report. They're usually pretty accurate.
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