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  1. Thanks, I am sharing this info with DD. I had SillyAutismBoy on a rotation diet DECADES ago.....time to refresh m memory!
  2. Dd asked me to ask what you think may have caused puffy face, itchy eyes and projectile up chucking 15 minutes after eating this egg-free product. She is concerned she may be developing an allergy to something else, too. Dailya cheesy mac....supposedly egg-free
  3. Ps forgot to add, this is my kid who had her gall bladder removed as a teen. So we know it isn't that! ?
  4. 6/20 Latest wrinkle - sil reminded us one of her dd, cousin to my dd, had anaphylactic response to something, ER, extensive testing...docs ended up thinking a systemic response to mycoplasma bacteria. So dd will ask doc to test her for that, too. I can find little info on mycoplasma critters causing what looks like food allergies....note niece did not respond positive on any food allergy testing either. So maybe this is what ails dd? Anyone heard or read of anything like this? Closest I can find is a scant number of cases of tick bites causing meat allergies thanks to these mycoplasma cri
  5. Btw I have over 10,000 posts, don't know where this "new me" came from.
  6. Ok, I see my post ... But still can NOT type any response to it on the computer! I hate using the iPad as am now doing so doubt I will be around much any longer. Ah, well. And, yes, Justin has been working to fix this issue but since I am still not able to access boards via computers I give up. ?
  7. Seeing if single finger typing on iPad works, since have not been able to post or reply to a post at ALL via either of our computers since new boards came up.
  8. I have a couple big metal spoons, but I "borrowed" them from Mom's kitchen drawer when I moved out 40 years ago.. I think one of them she had "borrowed" from her mom :-) So check the kitchen drawers of your older relatives for decent spoons. I think one was Revere ware.Nope - cheked - Reed & Barton. You might try Ebay of used 8 inch spoons like that. These Oneida stainless there look sturdy - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oneida-Community-Twin-star-set-of-2-solid-serving-spoons-stainless-flatware/183101191959?hash=item2aa1ae7717:g:WtQAAOSwB15alzCC
  9. My thought was why write them down...use your phone and take a photo of each problem and then copy out and work later?
  10.     I once had to stop a temp FedEx man from carrying a huge box with a baby stroller up to my house -his GPS told him to deliver it here but he was on the wrong street and wrong house number (I did get him to find the package I was expecting from the back of his truck) and from his white face I think he realized stupid GPS had had him deliver stuff to the wrong addresses his entire shift!!! HOWEVER - since no one knows about bomber's activity his last 24 hours, calling the police was the wise move!!!
  11. Has he lost anything else, or had a change in demeanor? If he does not seem ok at the 9 month check-up, you can ask about post-flu PANS or PANDAS. Evidently it does not only strike after strep, but flu can trigger it, too. Just might be harder to detect in such a young child. However, as someone whose kid did not get properly diagnosed with a treatable condition that severely affected his ability to process sounds until age FIVE (hearing was fine, it was his brain that was not working properly) I tend towards the check stuff sooner rather than later camp. But at this stage, if he has only stop
  12. Sympathy. Could you get a sleep study done? Of course, you have to fall asleep for it to work :-(..... I agree, a trial of Trazodone may be in order. DS was on that for months until alas, it stopped working for him. Now he is using Remeron. Also lavender scent - supposed to help.
  13. Is this for a young child to read, or a teen? A Tree Grows in Brooklyn comes to mind, but there is a failed abduction by a pervert in it, and towards the end the girl Francie is grown and almost has sex with a soldier leaving for WWI. Tree takes Francie from age 11 to older teen a hundred years ago. I love this book!
  14. So we are talking coin dollar, not dollar bill dollar, correct? Does sound like a bug bite - did you draw around it with a marker to see if it spreads overnight? Or can you compare it with the photo to see if it spread? I am inclined to get her checked out whether it spread or not, with her level of discomfort for so long...what if this is something else that has been going on and is only now working its way to the surface? Would she put up with a doctor visit for French fires or another rare treat afterwards? My son with autism got through doctor visits and shots to earn fries or two
  15. I'd run up a tentative plan for what you'd hope to do, and run it by the families to see if they are willing to pay 50% up front BEFORE you spend any time/money on planning/supplies etc. That way you have seed money to start with, and the families are committed to participating. otherwise some may wax enthusiastic now, but when it comes time to sign up Junior and pay $ they will balk. You ar enot going to make much money though, sound like the families can not afford to pay what your education could make you worth. Years ago, when we had a preschooler with autism in need of more in-home ABA th
  16. You would have had to have the anesthesia, recovery room and meds as part of your deductible when the endo. was done whether you also had the preventative colonoscopy at the same time or not, too, is the rational. But at least you did not have to be put under twice - that is a plus! When we have had larger hospital bills, sometimes I arrange to pay $50 a month for a loooong time. I only put it all on my credit card IF I can pay it off in a month (we always pay off the card in full) AND if hospital gives me a discount for doing so (I have gotten 10% off for paying my share of a bill with
  17. Youngest took better part of a week after all her impacted teeth came out to be back to her old self. I doubt that if your dd's teeth are out on a Friday that she will be doing much dancing on Monday.
  18. If you already added more salt, I'd hesitate to add more sodium via many of the suggestions above. Perhaps heat it up with something? I tend to add a bit of sambal oelek to many dishes.
  19. $200, and if she refuses, smile, then make her a $200 check as a graduation gift. Tell her your peace of mind knowing she was keeping an eye on things - and catching that leaky water heater - was priceless!
  20. I agree send us, or a select few of us, your essay, too. Curious what the off-site service found wrong with it. Is it trying to manipulate your writing into an approved bland format?
  21. BTW does he take any vitamins? Both my twins have quirky self-imposed diets, and NEED certain extra vitamins (esp. those D and B ones) - doctor recommended, not just Mom :-) Just a thought after you mentioned he doesn't have the healthiest diet. Would he read any articles on nutrition etc to support taking vitamins?
  22. well, maybe he has a fracture? Bones don't have to be poking out of the skin to be broken, and it sounds like he may be going into shock.
  23. This.. I forgot to add in my post that I did give dd six months after high school graduation to come up with a plan or start paying rent, etc. Also, if he does not want to try for a job you think he could do because he thinks he will "hate it", well, that is why he would be PAID to do it. If a job was fun, it would not be "work". I also agree he needs a heads up that internet is vanishing as of May 7th unless he becomes a man with a plan, a functioning member of society in some way. You are helping him get the skills and abilities to function in the world for the time when you are not the
  24. I have mentioned before but this is what we do - I came up with this after my oldest dd, after blowing off most of her classes in high school yet graduating told us she was "taking a year off to relax and recover'. Er, no. "I am an adult now and you can't tell me what to do" was also heard. So - I reminded her that Mom and Dad were adults, too, and we did not have to support another adult under our roof if we did not want to. She could not tell us what to do either. I smiled. She blanched - never occurred to her it worked both ways. Anyway, I let her know that she could still be at home -
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