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Forum: Allergies   02-24-2012, 02:38 PM
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Posted By MrsJewelsRae
My 3 yr old ds has anaphylactic allergies to...

My 3 yr old ds has anaphylactic allergies to peanuts, milk, soy, eggs and kiwi.  I've been worried about his weight and health for a while, I asked to see a dietician and it really was not all that...
Forum: Allergies   02-10-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
My youngest son is completely unvaccinated and...

My youngest son is completely unvaccinated and is anaphylactic to peanuts, eggs, milk and soy, we carry epi pens wherever we go.  My dd is also not vaccinated and she is allergic to penicillin.  I...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-03-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
I've read that peak season is August, which is...

I've read that peak season is August, which is when my son got it last year at age 1.5 yrs, and then the rest of the family.  Ascorbic acid was a life saver.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-21-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,719
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
I'd like them to be completely transparent here...

I'd like them to be completely transparent here and let us make a truly educated decision!  Of the babies that dies of SIDS while bedsharing, how many of them were in a bed with an intoxicated...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-20-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Yeah, I was watching the news last night (CTV)...

Yeah, I was watching the news last night (CTV) and they were saying this.  At one point the woman said that vaccinating has shown a decrease in the risk of SIDS by 50% over unvaccinated babies. ...
Forum: Dental   06-11-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,828
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Aww, so sorry about this! :(  My dd was 3 when...

Aww, so sorry about this! :(  My dd was 3 when we discovered she had horrible teeth problems.  Her face swelled up one night in agony and we took her in to the dentist to find she had an abscessed...
Forum: Women's Health   06-11-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
My dd just turned 7 in April and the last few...

My dd just turned 7 in April and the last few months she's been showing obvious symptoms of asthma.  I always knew there was a big risk, I was diagnosed at her age and have battled severe asthma for...
Forum: Gardening   04-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
I've tried to grow carrots for 2 years in a row...

I've tried to grow carrots for 2 years in a row with no luck!  I'm in South Western Ontario, Canada- about an hour from Detroit, MI.  First year, we planted according to pkg directions, sowed...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-15-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
What does anyone else plan to do and how old...

What does anyone else plan to do and how old will you be?
 
My youngest is 2, assuming I don't have anymore children, I would be 47 when he graduates high school at age 18.  I got married young...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-14-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
I'm pretty informal and low key with kindy...

I'm pretty informal and low key with kindy myself.  I prefer to read excellent literature, practice writing with sidewalk chalk and window markers, learn spelling and vocab while playing Scrabble,...
Forum: Allergies   04-09-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
I'd be looking for a negative scratch test first...

I'd be looking for a negative scratch test first as well, then a food challenge under supervision if the scratch is negative too.  Good luck! 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Welcome to the world of homeschooling!  It is...

Welcome to the world of homeschooling!  It is sometimes overwhelming, has its frustrating moments, is often rewarding, and I never regret it!  :)  My ILs were not supportive either, my FIL was a ps...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
We use it here, it is very popular in my...

We use it here, it is very popular in my homeschool group- both for very busy moms of many and those whose kids are struggling in math.  I really like it, they have great customer service as well. ...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-02-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Last week we received absolutely shocking and...

Last week we received absolutely shocking and horrifying news that a friend had taken his life.  :(   He is related to my dh, we are close to his parents, we watched him grow up, we all attend a...
Forum: Allergies   03-24-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
He only had soy milk once and he threw up a few...

He only had soy milk once and he threw up a few times so we've avoided it since- BUT he's had foods that have had some soy ingredients, because I figured it was just an intolerance that he'd likely...
Forum: Allergies   03-23-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Also, is it foolish of me to not worry as much...

Also, is it foolish of me to not worry as much about the milk allergy as the peanuts?  I just can`t believe he is supposedly so allergic to milk when he has never reacted to yogurt and cheese.  What...
Forum: Allergies   03-23-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Thanks.  I`ve had an epi pen since his first...

Thanks.  I`ve had an epi pen since his first peanut reaction, we now carry 2 wherever he goes.  I know that baking will usually denature the protein of egg and milk, but I don`t know what temp and...
Forum: Allergies   03-23-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
I am so confused right now.  The ped just called...

I am so confused right now.  The ped just called me with my ds` results, on behalf of the allergist.  He has reacted to eggs, soy, milk and peanuts - orally.  Eggs- lightly cooked= severe vomiting...
Forum: Learning at School   03-23-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,472
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Your son has only just turned 3!  My goodness,...

Your son has only just turned 3!  My goodness, he`s practically a baby!  And he`s READING!  How dare the director even mildly suggest he`s not bright and immature!  Does she not get the issue here? ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
I don`t think our relationship would be much...

I don`t think our relationship would be much different if they were in school- and I definitely don`t think it would be better.  I think we are closer in some ways because we spend so much time...
Forum: Women's Health   03-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Wow, that website is really informative- it`s...

Wow, that website is really informative- it`s perfect!  Thanks :)   I`ve always had low body temps, I used to chart my temps for years while ttc and tried to tell my doc about how low my temps were...
Forum: Women's Health   03-21-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Thank you so much, it gives me a lot to look...

Thank you so much, it gives me a lot to look into.  It was my MD as a teen that called the ND a quack, my family doc now is much more open minded about chiro, midwives, homeopathy, etc- but I...
Forum: Women's Health   03-21-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
I was diagnosed as hypothyroid years ago at age...

I was diagnosed as hypothyroid years ago at age 18 by a combo naturopath/MD  and was put on meds for it.  When I went back to my family doctor to get a prescription renewal and he told me I didn`t...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-19-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,714
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
My ds was almost 2 when he got pertussis last...

My ds was almost 2 when he got pertussis last August, so it was never as severe as with a newborn.  I brought him to the doctor before the whooping started, he would cough till he was purple in the...
Forum: Allergies   03-15-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By MrsJewelsRae
Allergies are certainly not the end of the...

Allergies are certainly not the end of the world, some can be pretty dangerous, but I am very thankful that all I have to worry about is allergies and not some other serious diseases that other...
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