Mother Hens

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Apples&Oranges, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Oh yeah, I definitely know the earlier intervention starts the better! But based on my experiences with having S evaluated, unless he is significantly delayed in speech, or moderately delayed in more than one domain (he's not, speech is the only concern), the likelihood of qualifying for anything is low, at least while he is still 2. I'll definitely go through with any and everything the doctor recommends, and hope that there will be someone who can work with my schedule if it comes up. As a teacher, taking time off each week, or even every other week if I traded off with J, doesnt really work since I can't exactly make up for it later, and then we need to call in a sub (which is $$$).
  2. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    I’m in a similar boat @Apples&Oranges . E just turned 2 and still isn’t saying much. She knows some words (mama, dada, go, dog, bubble, apple, yum, a few others) and follows directions and knows what we are saying but really does not say anywhere near what people say is “normal”. Like she for sure is not near two word sentences, won’t say food or snack or hungry or anything, just yells and points at her mouth until we open the fridge. We’re not concerned about her development yet but as time goes on it gets hard to know like...are we ignoring an issue? We have her well check tomorrow and will see what the doctor says.

    She just started preschool and we can tell that’s helping a ton with her trying to verbalize so I’m hoping it will get better and better.
  3. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Aaaaand surprise ear infection. Poor baby, we had no idea but they acted like it was super bad. She’s had a cold but since she just started preschool we thought it was normal. I didn’t want to freak out over a runny nose you know? Ugh I feel like the worst mom.
  4. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    You are an awesome mom, @scotchbutter! Ear infections are not obvious if your babby isn't massively uncomfortable and telling you.

    The worst mom would try to cure the infection with YL essential oils, so.
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  5. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @scotchbutter oh, no! That’s miserable. Kiddos get ear infections; they’re living Petri dishes. How would you know if she was being tough about it? Don’t beat yourself up.

    Re: speech, Fry was similar. Comprehension was fine, communication was still happening, but talking wasn’t. Social exposure def helps, but it can’t hurt to get her evaluated to see if she’d benefit from speech therapy.
  6. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Yeah we got the referral for the initial evaluation. We aren’t worried but don’t want to have our heads in the sand. I think more school and peer exposure is going to help a ton. Hoping the meds work for the ear infection, will start them tonight.
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  7. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    We had a similar experience with D and an ear infection. I cant remember what I took him in for, but turned out he had a pretty gnarly ear infection. I felt bad we hadn't taken him sooner :/ And another time J took him (because after that I wasnt messing around, so we've had a lot of "just to be sure" doctor visits since then), and he had an ear infection that the doctor was surprised it was as bad as it was. Didnt think he'd have anything. It burst later in the afternoon :/
  8. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken


    Can we update this for the late 218/all of 2019 babes?

    @whatchyagonnado J- August 2019- boy
    @hallokween P- September 2019- girl
    @Dorothygale M- September 2018- boy
    @Comet C- April 2019- boy
    @MagnificentCat Feb 2019- boy
    @Zoomzoom A- July 2019- girl
    @The Eating Jumper E- December 2018- boy
    @moose A- October 2019- girl
    @Rico Suave A- May 2018- boy
    @BigFatGoalie E- June 2019- girl
    @Kimmers L- September 2018- girl

    If I missed someone or messed up a stat I apologize and it was not intentional!
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2019
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  9. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    And @Kimmers - L - Aug 2018 - girl.
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  10. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Omgggggg v rude of me
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  11. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Rico's A was born May 2018 I believe, not Jan 2019
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  12. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Oh god this is so handy.
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  13. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    L has been throwing up since 1AM. She’s never thrown up before. Doesn’t seem to have a fever, but she seems a little listless (but I’m sure she’s exhausted... she keeps dozing off then waking up groaning and puking). Should I be concerned at some point?
  14. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Give her small amounts of fluids at a time, and you can try crackers and things that are easy on the tummy. Otherwise just make sure she’s still got a bit of wet diapers happening to keep an eye on dehydration. Poor girl.
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  15. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Thanks @megatron. She finally stopped around 4:30 after getting sick maybe 8 or 9 times (twice down my back and once down my front). Poor thing was so upset every time it happened. I’m nursing her now, fingers crossed it stays down.
  16. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Poor baby, hopefully whatever it was is out of her system now.
  17. deet

    deet Chicken

    Hmmm 8 or 9 times of full on puking? I would have my child seen TBH. That's a lot.
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  18. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    I had hand surgery yesterday and have little use of my left hand and my little monster is being so sweet so far. He doesn't really understand but he's being our big helper.
    Also Vicodin is amazing.
  19. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    @deet Her new pediatrician is out of town - and tbh I might be looking for someone new because I left a voicemail at 2:30AM and no one has called me back. And there was no option to page an on-call physician when I called. Is that not standard? Around 3:30 I ended up calling her former ped in CT and one of the nurses very nicely called me back and asked me a bunch of questions, and in the end she said to monitor at home and see how the next 12 hours or so went.

    Gross, but the first 3-4 bouts were pretty tremendous. I feel awful because when she first woke up I thought she was coughing a bit but I could see her on the monitor trying to get back down so I waited to go in. Turns out the coughing was actually retching, and when she tried to snuggle back down she rubbed her face right in the mess. When I went in she did the saddest little “mama!” :sad: Straight into the tub. Thank god for @CoolWife’s crib sheet lasagne method because I would not have loved digging through boxes looking for sheets.

    After the first 3-4 times there was nothing left in her belly so she was really just puking up bile. I tried to nurse her once and that came right back up too.

    We did go out to dinner last night and in hindsight I think we let her eat way too much... it took a while for our food to come, so she had snacked on a mum mum and a toddler breakfast bar before the actual food even arrived, and she ate a lot of that too. Also she tried Gorgonzola for the first time (from my salad). And because MIL was with us we had 3 different meals and she had little bits of each. I’m thinking maybe all the food just didn’t settle well? She was super gassy all night too.

    She woke up around 8:30 this morning and I nursed her and that has stayed down. She’s been happily playing with MIL and seems like her normal self. The diaper she slept in (which she had on from maybe 1:30 to 8:30) was totally dry so I’m trying to give her little sips of water periodically.
  20. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    It’s so heartbreaking when they’re sick, but I went through like 5 outfits myself last night because every time she threw up she then flung her arms around my legs for a hug and awwww.
  21. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Awww poor little sweetie :sad:. Do you have any pedialyte?
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  22. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    It is the worst! Poor baby L. I hope she feels better soon.

    We have an on-call physician every night. I have called at 9 PM, and they answered immediately. I might be looking for someone else too if there's no back up.
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  23. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Ugh poor L. Second the pedialyte. We also make pedialyte pops/ice cubes, and throw them in a baby washcloth, since they won't chug the popsicle and get sick again (ideally).

    Solidarity on the outfits. When C was sick in January I went through every hoodie-legging combo in my basic mom repertoire.
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  24. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    It’s so sad and they get so upset because they don’t understand! Poor kiddos. Yeah keep trying to get her to drink some water and nurse for small sessions (like 5 min) so she keeps the milk/water down. If she hasn’t had any wet diapers by this afternoon, I’d probably get her in to urgent care to make sure she isn’t dehydrated. We have to do that with A when she was 6 months old (she was hydrated ok, even with no wet diapers - still had saliva and tears, and her fingers pinked up when pinched, for example), but they gave her some Zoloft I think it was, so she could start keeping fluids down.
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  25. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Also one of the times she threw up on me I was in her room and it got all over her carpet (BECAUSE OF COURSE IT DID) and part of me is just like f it, let’s rip that carpet out too man.

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