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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-28-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Hi Mama....  I don't have any real insight for...

Hi Mama.... 
I don't have any real insight for you, but I was thinking that you might look into tongue tie aas a cause of the weird muscle use for crying and aspiration.....my daughter had a tongue...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-30-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By purplepaisleymama
We are crunchy and don't vax...but travel to...

We are crunchy and don't vax...but travel to Foster RI to see a pediatrician, Dr Kupperberg who is a homeopath.....after moving to CT...NE though, I looked for some crunchy Drs and other than a few...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-30-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,970
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Dr Kupperberg is in Foster, RI....54 Howard Hill...

Dr Kupperberg is in Foster, RI....54 Howard Hill Rd. 401 397 4638

We have used him for 13 years will all of our 6 children....my husband and I both use him for a primary care as well.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-30-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Hello! Mom to 6 here, ranging from 2 to almost...

Hello! Mom to 6 here, ranging from 2 to almost 15. We homeschool....actually I guess you could call it unschooling but I don't like the word very much. I have been breastfeeding almost nonstop since...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Thanks for the support and advice! I am goung to...

Thanks for the support and advice! I am goung to call next week....I just need to figure out which hospital to call...there are a few around that have teams for palate and two have been recommended...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By purplepaisleymama
I think that if you can find someone who is...

I think that if you can find someone who is familiar with special needs...and many Upledger Chiros are as well as a few other approaches...you are going to get some results with the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By purplepaisleymama
My now 2yo had an MRI at 14 months...it was done...

My now 2yo had an MRI at 14 months...it was done with anesthesia...IV sedation at the local children's hospital and they gave her nasal sedative(a spray that they refer to as loopy juice) and after...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By purplepaisleymama
My youngest has had feeding issues since...

My youngest has had feeding issues since birth....she had a very tight lip tie that was revised (incompletely) at 10 days old and a posterior tie that we have been dealing with since 5 months...she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By purplepaisleymama
I don't have any real info for the CP...

I don't have any real info for the CP forum...but would love to ...mild CP here with my youngest and it is hard to find any real support out there.  Though for the hip issues we have had some...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-08-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By purplepaisleymama
I was reading the posts and I wanted to also...

I was reading the posts and I wanted to also mention that for our family two of my boys have had tics that were actually residual strep....our pediatrician noticed that one of our boys was blinking...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-08-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By purplepaisleymama
I would also look into whether diet is playing a...

I would also look into whether diet is playing a role in you're health as well as the children's...I have a thyroid disorder that was note diagnosed until my last pregnancy and UT wreaked havoc on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-01-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By purplepaisleymama
We are in a similar boat right now.... our...

We are in a similar boat right now.... our youngest has been diagnosed with mild cp and she is having more issues with her legs lately.  She does not have braces yet, I have been asking the Ortho...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By purplepaisleymama
My youngest daughter has been diagnosed with CP,...

My youngest daughter has been diagnosed with CP, she had hypotonia as a baby, she was a ragdoll for the first 6 months or so and has transitioned  to a more 'normal' tone up until now.  I knew that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-15-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Our kids have been to the chiro since right...

Our kids have been to the chiro since right after they were born, they are all not really fans of being adjusted when they are more than a month or so old.... but the type of adjustment you are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-11-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,072
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Well, the geneticist called on Friday and all of...

Well, the geneticist called on Friday and all of the testing was negative.  We are happy that there were no issues found but I am actually a bit disappointed..... I was hoping to have some answers...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,072
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Hello All... Thanks so much for your support!  I...

Hello All... Thanks so much for your support!  I know that it is just a matter of time until we have answers but it is nice to know that I am not completely in left field here!  When I was reading...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By purplepaisleymama
My DH and all six of our kids sleepwalk,and talk...

My DH and all six of our kids sleepwalk,and talk in their sleep. Our Neurologist says that they are beginning to believe that there is a genetic predisposition to this.  My kids are known for having...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By purplepaisleymama
I can say that these have worked for us in the...

I can say that these have worked for us in the past....they go up way higher than the Robeez and you can stuff crocs over them if it is really nasty out... especially the boot crocs to protect in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,503
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Hi Mosaic...  I just wanted to mention that...

Hi Mosaic...
 I just wanted to mention that while i was reading your earlier posts I noticed that you mentioned that your dd has a very high palate.... so does my dd.  I had thought that it was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,964
Posted By purplepaisleymama
I followed DeCHiRi's story when I was pregnant...

I followed DeCHiRi's story when I was pregnant and then with my youngest when she was very similar.  I have 6 children and the older five all added together in their whole lives as much as our...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,072
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Our youngest dd has always been a challenge.......

Our youngest dd has always been a challenge.... it has taken a year to convince our doctors that something is really different about her. We have gotten a dx of mild CP (from the Pediatric Ortho)...
Forum: Homebirth   12-20-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By purplepaisleymama
I had my 2nd dd in October, I was diagnosed with...

I had my 2nd dd in October, I was diagnosed with Thyroid issues at 10 weeks of pregnancy with her.  I had been suffering with the symptoms of Thyroid issues since early puberty but had never been...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-20-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,801
Posted By purplepaisleymama
I would talk with the ped who is primary for...

I would talk with the ped who is primary for your lo, ask to have any requests that you have and they approve entered into your lo's chart.  If you
want to have more skin time they can make that...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-20-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,715
Posted By purplepaisleymama
Well, I have lived in both RI and CT, we live in...

Well, I have lived in both RI and CT, we live in Danielson now. I would agree with the caution about Woonsocket, though I have no experience with the schools I have heard that they are not great....
Forum: Family Safety   10-08-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By purplepaisleymama
It would depend upon whether you bought the 5 or...

It would depend upon whether you bought the 5 or 7 passenger. We had an 8 passenger 1998 for years and we fit 5 kids, all in either boosters or car seats, it was a tight fit for some of them but...
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