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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-09-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By AllieFaye
I know this is an old thread, but I knew when I...

I know this is an old thread, but I knew when I first saw it that one day, I'd need it.  My son will be going to the cone enemas soon.  We've been told that plain water is an option.  I don't like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-05-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By AllieFaye
Yes, people have been awful to me.  I have good...

Yes, people have been awful to me.  I have good days and bad days.  I try to remember the good days during the worst of it.  People can also be really wonderful to me because I have special needs...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-05-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,745
Posted By AllieFaye
About 70 and counting: three kids, tandeming,...

About 70 and counting: three kids, tandeming, during pregnancies and then 23 months of pumping for a tube-fed baby and nursing the toddler.  Now, just nursing the toddler.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-07-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By AllieFaye
I've had a hard day, and I realize it's time to...

I've had a hard day, and I realize it's time to consider part time wheel chair use.  I used to say "Absolutely NOT!"  If he can walk, then we'll make other accomodations and do anything else."  Now,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-01-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By AllieFaye
Just to clarify - I didn't mean, "like your...

Just to clarify - I didn't mean, "like your child, my son has a neurogenic bowel," I meant, "in addition to a child with a feeding tube, I have another child who has bowel disablitity."  While I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By AllieFaye
I'm so sorry that you're going through this.  A...

I'm so sorry that you're going through this.  A year ago, I was going through a rough time with an NJ tube and my baby.  It gets better.  I understand.  I know.  It is so hard to have these kinds of...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-19-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,888
Posted By AllieFaye
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by emmy526 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-19-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By AllieFaye
The population that doesn't vaccinate is small,...

The population that doesn't vaccinate is small, but it includes children who cannot be vaccinated due to medical exemptions.  Meaning, parents who would love to vaccinate but those kids are too sick...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-19-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,282
Posted By AllieFaye
Just my two cents - I have three kids, all with...

Just my two cents - I have three kids, all with medical exemptions.  I've been attacked for not vaccinating them.  One of my kids' doctors even told me to just disregard the cardiologist order for a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-03-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By AllieFaye
Find another urologist.  We're on our third. ...

Find another urologist.  We're on our third.  Our first was highly recommended - but he wasn't for us.  I didn't care what someone's credentials were.  If they couldn't respect our family's values...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   12-03-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By AllieFaye
I loved Annise Neidrich at New Directions in...

I loved Annise Neidrich at New Directions in Allen, but she's moving.  :(  Dr. Margot is great, but I only saw her during the early part of my pregnancy.  I haven't met Annise's replacement yet.
 ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-03-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,871
Posted By AllieFaye
Nay - but only because I prefer Hypbirth...

Nay - but only because I prefer Hypbirth (http://www.hypbirth.com).  I looked into both of the other programs, but ultimately went with Lori Dorman.  I liked how she was supportive of the full range...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-24-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By AllieFaye
It could be Tethered Cord Syndrome.  My son's...

It could be Tethered Cord Syndrome.  My son's doctors have said that about half the TCS kids are idenitifed when they become symptomatic (the other half at birth.)  A neurosurgeon would be the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-29-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,600
Posted By AllieFaye
It looks like we're going from an ng tube to an...

It looks like we're going from an ng tube to an nj/nd tube with my three month old. We discussed all the options. The developmental ped said he only sees these once or twice a year, but ds #3 is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-10-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By AllieFaye
Yes, I know about the diarrhea with...

Yes, I know about the diarrhea with constipation! However, he's really fortunate that he's not having either right now. The problem I'm having is they don't understand that incontinence is not...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-10-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,478
Posted By AllieFaye
If you are worried, then don't UC. UC shouldn't...

If you are worried, then don't UC. UC shouldn't be an uncomfortable choice. It would be better to spend the time before the baby searching for a positive provider who would meet your family's needs....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-10-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By AllieFaye
At almost four, it's time for my first child to...

At almost four, it's time for my first child to start bowel management for his neurogenic bowel. I've just been struggling and begging for respite care for months. I'm a little frustrated, but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By AllieFaye
We had a nightmare experience with ECI with our...

We had a nightmare experience with ECI with our first child. They gave us nothing, but lied to us, manipulated us and invaded our privacy. We walked away and I felt empowered at the time. I had...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By AllieFaye
I have two as well with special needs. I was...

I have two as well with special needs. I was doing really well with one, but having two has sent me reeling. It's hard; there's no two ways about it. Both mine have physical birth defects. I don't...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-13-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By AllieFaye
I just needed a letter for my state. I didn't go...

I just needed a letter for my state. I didn't go to a regular chiropractor, but one who I knew would be okay with UC and prenatal care. Plus, not all chiros do the Webster technique.
Forum: Lactivism   06-25-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By AllieFaye
Quote: Originally Posted by frogautumn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by frogautumn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15546498)
"For decades, formula-feeding — considered...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-25-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By AllieFaye
For this pg (and the previous one,) I've had...

For this pg (and the previous one,) I've had chiropractic prenatal care which has been wonderful. I get to decide what I want. She can do virtually everything that an ob would do short of vaginal...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-21-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By AllieFaye
I've been rereading John Taylor Gatto...

I've been rereading John Taylor Gatto (http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/) to gear up for the fall term. He's great about reassuring me and diminishing any hesitation that might flicker through my mind.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-21-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By AllieFaye
I saw this several days ago as well. I was quite...

I saw this several days ago as well. I was quite irritated that none of the options gave the possibility of saying that I've had pertussis. I'm fully, currently vaccinated, and got it anyway. Grrr....
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-21-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By AllieFaye
Sounds a lot like my mil; I hear 'ya. I just let...

Sounds a lot like my mil; I hear 'ya. I just let a lot of things go, but I might put up more of a fuss it were often. I think providing the milk is a great idea. I'd gently suggest that while...
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