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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-23-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
Thanks. What is your recipe? I make some of her...

Thanks. What is your recipe? I make some of her "therapy food," but most if her nutrition is Peptamen Jr. $1,200 a month for food/ supplies.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-22-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
DD is 7.5yo and still tube fed. She *can* eat,...

DD is 7.5yo and still tube fed. She *can* eat, but won't. I'm so over it. Anyone have (or know of) a kid like this? Are we past some abysmal threshold where it'll just never happen? Ugh!!!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-18-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
How is she doing at school? Being at school can...

How is she doing at school? Being at school can be a really good thing for a kiddo with SPD (it was for mine), and (this may be me just reading something into your post that's not intended) it seems...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-15-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,929
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-14-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,666
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
My daughter has had a g-tube for most of her...

My daughter has had a g-tube for most of her life. She's always been pretty insistent that no one touch it, but this has happened to her. The one thing that is important to know is that it DOES...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-14-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
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I totally understand. I'm sorry it's tough.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
I agree that you shouldn't call. It's never a...

I agree that you shouldn't call. It's never a good policy to respond to hypothetical hurt feelings.

But I disagree that you should give a false reason should she confront you. I'd be gentle, but...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-19-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
I quit for a semester, knowing that I'd go back...

I quit for a semester, knowing that I'd go back as soon as I could. And I did. It took me longer (way longer) to finish, but I'm really really glad that I did. Like others who say that you have to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
My brother, who has Down and is 17, does both...

My brother, who has Down and is 17, does both verbal and physical stemming, and my dd verbally stems. We have always told both to stop. It's not a shaming thing at all, and neither get embarrassed...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,689
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
We're having some success, too, though with...

We're having some success, too, though with another tack. Still doing Miralax, though I've reduced it to only half an adult dose per day, and have FINALLY (thank you insurance!) started high-dose...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
Thanks y'all. We've been round and round with...

Thanks y'all. We've been round and round with this - with SSI and our state-administered Medicaid, and pretty much knocked on every door there is. We make precisely four dollars below the max for a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
I'm so frustrated....

I'm so frustrated. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif I have just been offered a job with NO benefits, but which I really really would like to do. Problem is, we only...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-13-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,959
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
Snipping where I have input: Quote: Originally...

Snipping where I have input: Quote:
Originally Posted by jpaigeadams http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15611035)
-how/when to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-08-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
I just did one last week - a dinosaur...

I just did one last week - a dinosaur (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4331844&l=1a462a0fcc&id=698400781) - and, since dd doesn't eat candy at all, I filled it with little dollar craft kits...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
We have unexpected...

We have unexpected *http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif guests staying with us (for god knows how long) who have a 6 yo. Not only are they able to do all the hyper-crunchy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
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So sorry. I think we all get kind of used to the day to day sometimes and hear/see our kids in ways that start to seem...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
It comes in stages for me. Maybe because I can't...

It comes in stages for me. Maybe because I can't process it all the time, ya know? I think that's better for me. But, also, I'm constantly amazed at how she pushes against, past my expectations and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-07-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
yeah. this particular surgeon is kind of a solo...

yeah. this particular surgeon is kind of a solo guy. AND, we need to make sure this one works before we do the next. BUT, we are combining two on the next one.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-06-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
Yay B-Boys!!!!!!!!! What an awesome sounding...

Yay B-Boys!!!!!!!!! What an awesome sounding summer.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-06-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
I know, right?! I'm almost embarrassed at how...

I know, right?! I'm almost embarrassed at how well she's doing because people have seen us at the park and said, "She had major surgery???" Makes me kind of feel like I cried wolf!...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-06-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,959
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
I adopted my niece. She's our only child. I'll...

I adopted my niece. She's our only child. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have on navigating kinship adoption.

In the meantime, blessings to you on the growth of your family!...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-06-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
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I'm right there with you!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-03-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,997
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
Quote: Originally Posted by KimPM...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KimPM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15585150)
These are also people who have had absolutely...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-03-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,960
Posted By AndVeeGeeMakes3
I think it's important to remember that little...

I think it's important to remember that little ears and eyes are there with you, too. It's a good opportunity, I think, to model how we handle conflict. IRL people get yelled at, treated rudely,...
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