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Forum: Women's Health   05-21-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,341
Posted By JavaFinch
Sarah, Getting a test to rule out Horner's...

Sarah,
Getting a test to rule out Horner's Syndrome is good - a regular eye drop test won't work.  You have to do a Cocaine test (unless there is something newer since the info I'm telling you is...
Forum: Women's Health   05-21-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,341
Posted By JavaFinch
He's a darling :)  If you take him into bright...

He's a darling :)  If you take him into bright light, do both his pupils constrict and then look equal?  My DD's looked equal in outdoor or bright light (both small) but inside in dimmer light they...
Forum: Women's Health   05-20-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,341
Posted By JavaFinch
Hi Sarah, My daughter is 5 now - how time...

Hi Sarah,
My daughter is 5 now - how time flies!  They did a cocaine test on her eyes and it really looked 'unequivocol' for Horner's Syndrome (her doctor called it negative but I still saw a...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-09-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By JavaFinch
This is frustrating to me not knowing *WHY* my...

This is frustrating to me not knowing *WHY* my kids are like this.

My son and daughter both had the following type of head growth.  Son's head at 20-week u/s was 50th percentile, then a later u/s...
Forum: Lactivism   05-11-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,590
Posted By JavaFinch
I think the 'mom enough' thing isn't a GOOD...

I think the 'mom enough' thing isn't a GOOD thing from the tone of this headline.  To me it seems to imply that AP is mother over-load. 
 
Maybe the mom thought she was doing a lactivism piece...
Forum: Pets   04-06-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By JavaFinch
I am not going to pretend to be an expert but in...

I am not going to pretend to be an expert but in my searching for a breed to get I did read some things about the doggy odor being stronger for many hound breeds or any dog that has an oily coat...
Forum: Pets   04-05-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By JavaFinch
I know eventually we'll probably have to resort...

I know eventually we'll probably have to resort to Frontline but I'd like to hold off as long as possible with our new puppy (getting him in 9 days!).  I'll be using a tick comb for everyday use...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-16-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By JavaFinch
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by emelsea http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1336867/we-need-to-talk-about-kevin#post_16914658)

I didn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By JavaFinch
What jumped out to me was 'tally marks' ... we...

What jumped out to me was 'tally marks' ... we just switched to Teaching Textbooks Math 5 for DS, who is 12 and has NLD.  Math has been hard for him and he is now a PRO at tally marks!  He couldn't...
Forum: Women's Health   02-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By JavaFinch
Thanks for all the replies.  I ended up getting...

Thanks for all the replies.  I ended up getting antibiotics today.  I know she isn't necessarily infected, but her symptoms are right in line timewise and with her exposure ... I just have a gut...
Forum: Women's Health   02-17-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By JavaFinch
I do not believe she was on antibiotics at that...

I do not believe she was on antibiotics at that point.
Forum: Women's Health   02-17-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By JavaFinch
I called to get more info today.  The girl's...

I called to get more info today.  The girl's (that DD was exposed to) sibling had confirmed pertussis.  The girl wasn't herself tested and they will just go by the duration of cough to diagnosis her...
Forum: Women's Health   02-16-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By JavaFinch
No it's a bacterium.   So they totally blew...

No it's a bacterium.
 
So they totally blew me off about antibiotics anyway.  I ordered sodium ascorbate to be overnighted so we'll start that tomorrow and wait and see, I guess.  I hope I am able...
Forum: Women's Health   02-16-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By JavaFinch
She is 3.  Almost 4.

She is 3.  Almost 4.
Forum: Women's Health   02-15-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By JavaFinch
DD started a dance class last week and I got a...

DD started a dance class last week and I got a call today that someone in the class on the first day is being seen with a suspected case of whooping cough. 
 
DD today is getting a runny nose.
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By JavaFinch
I read about this vision therapy a while back...

I read about this vision therapy a while back ... maybe I should have investigated that.  Are problems in this area more common with kids who've had eye surgery?  My son had surgery at about 18...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By JavaFinch
Thanks for the info.   My son has to go each...

Thanks for the info.
 
My son has to go each year for MRI and checkup with a neurosurgeon because he has a shunt due to hydrocephalus.  I have 'known' or believed he has some 'issues' that surely...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By JavaFinch
My son is being evaluated by neuropediatric...

My son is being evaluated by neuropediatric psych in a couple weeks.  I'm pretty nervous, mainly because I have this fear that they're going to try to pin especially his social issues on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By JavaFinch
Not sure if an iPad is something you might use,...

Not sure if an iPad is something you might use, but we have several apps we use and also we use sequential spelling and they have DVDs of their lessons that I've copied to the iPad so my son can do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By JavaFinch
I have a porcelain on steel one (It's about 4'...

I have a porcelain on steel one (It's about 4' wide by 3' tall and it was about $140) by Quartet that I really love.  I also have a frameless 'slate' board from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By JavaFinch
Thanks so much for the recommendations!  I...

Thanks so much for the recommendations!  I bought some of the Mastering Mathematics just because there was a good deal on ebay that was ending in minutes, so I jumped on it.  I'm not sure I like it,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By JavaFinch
Any opinions on "Mastering Mathematics"?  I know...

Any opinions on "Mastering Mathematics"?  I know it's not as popular as many other programs.  It sounds like it might be good for DS.  Part of me feels like he 'needs' a lot of that stuff that was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By JavaFinch
We're really struggling with math here and I...

We're really struggling with math here and I hope someone can help me to what feels like starting over yet again, and we're running out of time!
 
My son is 12.  We started off kind of unschooly...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-28-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By JavaFinch
Thanks for posting that.  Interesting comments...

Thanks for posting that.  Interesting comments ... funny how different people take away different things from the book - nurture or nature, depending on how they want to see the mother. 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-22-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By JavaFinch
Yes, that about sums it up.  I finished it last...

Yes, that about sums it up.  I finished it last night and while it was really good and I couldn't put it down, it was disturbing.  I have no one to discuss the book, but I've been reading some...
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