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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-06-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 456
Posted By acrathbun
My daughter Megan has had open-heart surgeries....

My daughter Megan has had open-heart surgeries. Her story is linked in my sig.

Your doctors are right. Primum ASD's need to be fixed before school-age. And they do cause many problems later in...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-13-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By acrathbun
I just wanted to tell you that my daughter,...

I just wanted to tell you that my daughter, Megan (her story is linked in my sig) is very proud of her "zipper". She will be 6 in September.
Forum: Parenting   07-11-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,567
Posted By acrathbun
Circumcision, hands down. It is a horrific,...

Circumcision, hands down. It is a horrific, barbaric practice that should be illegal.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-02-2006, 02:25 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 55,262
Posted By acrathbun
I don't have personal experience w/ kidney...

I don't have personal experience w/ kidney disease, but I did want to say that I'm pretty sure the high protein diets don't prevent Pre-e, etc. There's a lot of hype, but no real data. Someone...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-01-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 22,908
Posted By acrathbun
Rebecca, I just wanted to say 'Hi' and let...

Rebecca,

I just wanted to say 'Hi' and let you know that I think it is very, very brave of you to come here & say what you've said.

It is extremely difficult to admit that we've made a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-26-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,171
Posted By acrathbun
Truly Gifted Children have special needs, just...

Truly Gifted Children have special needs, just like kids with learning problems. In fact, many gifted children have specific learning disabilities.

You could see this thread here at MDC:...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-25-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 870
Posted By acrathbun
This is happening in my area. I'm sure there's a...

This is happening in my area. I'm sure there's a lot of information that we don't know. I can't imagine it's too horrible though. They have already said that they will not seek jail time. Could it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-25-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,128
Posted By acrathbun
Quote: YEP, YEP & YEP! I knew from the...

Quote:
YEP, YEP & YEP!

I knew from the beginning something was wrong but I didn't say much about it and figured it was due to 2 m/c's I had a few years earlier. But further along I got into the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By acrathbun
How far are you from Mayo? They have an...

How far are you from Mayo? They have an *excellent* pediatric cardiology program (Dr. CJ Porter used to be my ped. card.)


If the surgery isn't emergent (needs to be done immediately), you might...
Forum: Women's Health   06-22-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By acrathbun
I posted on your other thread in the special...

I posted on your other thread in the special needs forum. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-22-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By acrathbun
My daughter had some heart defects that needed...

My daughter had some heart defects that needed to be addressed just after she was born. Her story is linked (or should be) in my signature.

The first thing I would do is make sure you're going to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-13-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 5,020
Posted By acrathbun
Quote: My yard is just under an acre. Three...

Quote:
My yard is just under an acre. Three years ago my husband left me. I worked and slaved on the yard those last couple of weeks of summer - with a four month old, a five year old, and a nine...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-10-2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 55,262
Posted By acrathbun
Could you please find me some examples of...

Could you please find me some examples of studies that showed an increased morbidity?

I've been on bedrest for pre-e before. And while they always said they weren't sure how much good it did,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-06-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By acrathbun
we didn't have a positive experience at the MLC...

we didn't have a positive experience at the MLC in Lindon...for a variety of reasons. But, I'm glad to hear that someone did http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-06-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 182
Posted By acrathbun
Quote: The weird thing is i can paint my...

Quote:
The weird thing is i can paint my toenails and they will stay painted for weeks no problem with very little chipping but the polish on my fingernails just starts to slough off a few hours...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-06-2006, 02:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 182
Posted By acrathbun
Sally Hansen makes a product called "No Chip"...

Sally Hansen makes a product called "No Chip" that works well. I use it as a base & top coat. I only paint my toenails though, not my fingernails.

hth
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-02-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 55,262
Posted By acrathbun
Wow, it does sound like something is wrong....

Wow, it does sound like something is wrong. Please keep us updated.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-01-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By acrathbun
could you make the appt. and then see how he's...

could you make the appt. and then see how he's doing when the appt. time gets closer? Maybe he will have made significant progress & not need the additional evaluation.

And, if you do take him...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-01-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 55,262
Posted By acrathbun
I could be wrong but I think that except in...

I could be wrong but I think that except in cases of severe dehydration leading to renal failure - the only thing that more water will do is dilute the protein that's already there. Am I wrong?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-16-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By acrathbun
I have a dear friend whose *intact* son (18m...

I have a dear friend whose *intact* son (18m old) is having surgery for an undescended testicle sometime in the next few days. Her current urologist cares for both children and adults (so not a peds...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-11-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By acrathbun
We used a syringe pump when Megan was being tube...

We used a syringe pump when Megan was being tube fed breastmilk. It's a pain because the largest syringes (at least when we did it) only hold 2oz.

We pointed the syringe pump upwards so that the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By acrathbun
I've always enjoyed Sonlight. I'm not of their...

I've always enjoyed Sonlight. I'm not of their particular religious persuasion, but I've been able to easily weed out what I don't like. It's all planned for you, but you can do a core in a 9m...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By acrathbun
I think that 30min would be my limit. Only...

I think that 30min would be my limit. Only because I would worry that if my child was quite ill/needed to be seen after hours, that more than a 30min drive would be too much.

Is there any chance...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By acrathbun
Thank you all so much. I remembered as I read...

Thank you all so much. I remembered as I read your post, Lillian, that I have your website bookmarked. I have sent her a link to a couple of articles on there.

To be honest, the Moore's creep me...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By acrathbun
teaching reading. You know, like Waldorf doesn't...

teaching reading. You know, like Waldorf doesn't until 8 or so & Finland doesn't until 7.

Links would be great.

I'm specifically looking for information about *when* most children are...
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