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  1. OMG they are so adorable! And look at them holding hands!💗
  2. They are not common in my area of Michigan. There weren't any in our school district when dd (20) was in school. And from what I've heard from others, few, if any districts in our ISD have them. DD has type 1 diabetes. Every year I went in to train school secretaries and aides how to care for her along with giving teacher's basic instructions etc along with writing up detailed instructions. I showed them how to give shots, count carbs, deal with low blood sugar, how to administer emergency glucagon shots, use an insulin pump etc. One year for summer camp/child care I had to write up a four to five page instruction sheet on how to do the things needed with her insulin pump. Button push by button push. They said the official pump manual was too confusing and long. Even though I binder clipped the pages they needed together so they didn't have to worry about the rest of the manual. I didn't homeschool because I needed to work for health insurance due to dh's self employment. Fun times.
  3. DD is 20. I still have one or two for the same reason. We had more but we moved a couple of years ago, got a nice new fridge and now only keep magnets on one side and no longer have as much stuff that needs to be hung. But while dd was still in school etc, Leap Frog magnets were my magnet of choice.
  4. No, they didn't want sanitizer for human hands. They were calling to see if the store sold hand sanitizer to use on their pets. Specifically their dog!
  5. My 19 year old dd works at a pet supply store. Last week she got a call from someone asking if they carried hand sanitizer. She was confused and said no, but they do have it by the register to use while shopping. She thought maybe that's what they meant. But no, the caller wanted to know if they carried hand sanitizer for PETS! 🙄
  6. I'm throwing this recipe into the mix. We love it and it always gets rave reviews. However I do add a bit more garlic as we love garlic and reduce the amount of ricotta filling as dh doesn't care for it. I however love it. Along with shredded mozzarella, I also include one layer of fresh mozzarella. https://thestayathomechef.com/amazing-lasagna-recipe
  7. I also do this. It works perfectly every time.
  8. No. I'm shocked it's legal and I worry about those people who are participating in this venture. How can you do that to people? But I don't like scary movies. A bit of mild paranormal stuff fine. But horror and gore? Nope. Of course in high school I mortified my best friend by screaming in the movie theater during the library ghost scene in Ghostbusters. So yeah, not into scary stuff.
  9. I'm mostly a lurker here but I do have a dd with health issues and one is juvenile arthritis. I'd definitely get him in to be soon as soon as possible. It may be something very minor or it may not be. I do know that with arthritis the sooner it is treated, the easier it is to control. My dd had been complaining of generalized aches and pains for at least a year, but no swelling or mention of specific joint pain until about two months before her formal diagnosis. She can be dramatic and we thought she was just whining and didn't pursue it until we saw her finger joints were swollen. I wish we had realized what was going on sooner, it was a miserable time for her while we dealt with getting it under control. VERY miserable. Take him in. Until then ibuprofen and heat should help the pain at least a little.
  10. Stepping in to say I would also keep an eye on her blood sugar. My dd has type 1. For her the symptoms came on slowly (over at least six months) and weren't until right before diagnosis, of the typical variety. She had nausea after eating high carb foods (often breakfast foods). She also had what we now believe were low blood sugar incidents at times. I've read of others having low and high blood sugar symptoms pre-diagnosis and her doctors say it could have been. Apparently sometimes as the insulin producing cells in the pancreas are dying, they can also over work and produce too much insulin, basically they are confused. Of course my dd also has IBS and lactose intolerance. She had testing for celiac and crohns but we eventually figured out it's IBS. We had to keep a food diary and also she spent a few weeks after one of her colonoscopy cleanouts just eating very bland foods. Lots of scrambled eggs, cream of rice cereal, bland chicken, plain noodles etc. That helped us realize it was probably food. We already knew lactose was an issue but we also determined that high fat/greasy foods and lettuce, some veggies etc were all a big problem. Good luck. I'd get more test strips and start there. Then a very bland low fat, low sugar/dairy etc diet and a food diary. Then add foods back in.
  11. We did this tour a few years ago and my teen dd also felt ill. However I'm not sure it had to do with the audio but more that it was crowded and warm (we went in the summer). But who knows. My dh had to take her outside to the fresh and and to sit, while I rushed through the rest of the tour. We want to go back again one day but dd does not want to go inside. She did enjoy the gardens afterward.
  12. My dd is older and is diabetic so is long used to shots. But she also has other health issues that for a while was resulting in a lot of blood draws and iv's. Now she's ok with those too, but for a while it was bad. It wasn't as difficult as dealing with a young child etc, but still hard. We found it helped for me to show her funny memes and cute animal pictures etc on my phone. I would search for them and save them before hand. Or old pictures of our dog, fun family memories etc.
  13. If it was given to you on a tray or in a bag, yes, it's fine. If you took it and maybe weren't sure how much you would need/use, fine. To take more otherwise, well, I wouldn't make a habit of it because of being too cheap to buy it myself. However I have done it with a couple of things. Arby's horsey sauce. We love that stuff and they often don't give us enough. So we'll ask for extra to have it on hand for next time. Also you can't buy it in the store. I've tried and the ones I've bought at the store are not the same. Same for honey mustard sauce. DD loves it and we can't find a brand she likes int the store and when I tried making it myself she also wasn't impressed. So occasionally she will ask for extra to keep in the fridge in case they forget to give any. She calls it her honey mustard emergency supply.
  14. Yes, she's been tested for celiac many times. Blood tests and has had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy (twice). No signs of celiac. I think she would do better if she would eat better, but I've tried many things and at 18, it's hard to get her to do what she should. Plus her favorite veggies are the ones that bother her IBS so she eats very few of them. Sigh. I'm leaning towards culinary school (baking) as she could get a job at the university I work or even at the nearest Costco. Pay wouldn't be great, but she'd have health insurance and she's welcome to live with us as long as needed as long as she is working (if able). I do worry about her hands though and they physical part of any of these jobs.
  15. I'm pretty much a lurker here. I have never homeschooled, but think it's a great option for those who do. And I stumbled on this board a few years ago doing a google search for spelling help for dd and stuck around to read as you all seem like such an intelligent bunch. I've learned a lot from reading here. So I hope it's ok that I'm posting here. Sorry this is super long and detailed.I've posted here about my dd's health and learning issues. Well once on the special ed board I think, under a different name I think as I had to change my login name with the new board. It's been a wild ride with her and we're still trying to figure it all out. She has type 1 diabetes, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (basically seronegative rheumatoid arthritis), IBS, anxiety, mild asthma and possibly POTS/vasovagal syncope. As far as learning, we've never been able to get a good answer. She's had neuropsych testing twice. Once just before her 7th birthday and again at age 17. The first time they said she had ADHD and her IQ was low average. We tried numerous ADHD medictations and nothing made a bit of difference. After many years and a few psychiatrists, the last one said she didn't think it was ADHD and recommended more neuropsych testing. We put it off many times as the IBS/JRA and anxiety all kicked in badly around that time and she was in no shape to be doing all day testing. When we did, they said this time no signs of ADHD, average ig (97) and perhaps dyscalculia but the last as a borderline diagnosis. I do think she has it as I'm horrible at math myself, to the point that I couldn't much help her with math once she hit long division. In any case academics have ALWAYS been a struggle. She has never enjoyed school/formal academics. She took a long time to learn to read. She now enjoys reading but nothing really deep, just fun stuff. Writing she does better at but still struggles with grammar. Math, forget it. Science was always just ok, other than doing lab experiments which she somewhat enjoyed. Same for social studies. She did ok in but didn't particularly enjoy it. P.E. she enjoyed until high school but she's well, not at all graceful and doesn't enjoy organized sports. The only classes she ever really enjoyed were art and her one year of foods in high school. But she missed a lot of time in high school and ended up doing a mix of online and regular classes and then all online/homebound. She much prefers this but still doesn't love the academics and is just wanting to get it over with. She enjoys crafty things, animals, helping others, occasional baking etc. She gets very stressed and anxious about school and her future. She is doing better physically and mentally. But is a super senior working on finishing up high school. This summer she was able to work a couple of days a week (3-5 hours at a time) at a local restaurant that serves light lunches and British style tea service. She worked in the kitchen making sandwiches, dishing up soup and plating the food and doing dishes. She liked it fine and enjoyed earning money but didn't love it. She enjoys baking but doesn't do it often. This summer she said she was too busy with working and now she's too busy with school. But really she never worked more than about 15 hours a week and now spends a few hours a day on school. She seems to get stressed if she has more than several hours of a day committed to things she has to do. And she does need a lot of rest even still.She loves animals. That's her thing. We have a dog, two guinea pigs and a hamster. She spends a lot of time researching animal care, improving their living area (the guinea pigs have an elaborate care/running area in our spare bedroom), cleaning their areas etc. She somewhat enjoys nature, going for walks, taking pictures etc. Socially she had few friends during high school as her social group changed just as she started having the multiple health problems and she was rarely at school and didn't have enough energy to care/do anything about it. She has made a good number of online friends through her chronic illness and guinea pig groups online. As for local friends she has a few girls she hangs out with on occasion. Two or three from high school and another she met online because of her animals. So my questions is, what do we have her do after high school? She is really clueless about her plans. She does NOT want to go to college, even community college, though she knows she will need some training for a career. She talks about wanting to own a bakery someday but you need training, experience and money to do that! Plus that's a hard physical job at times and though her arthritis is doing well right now, flares happen, sometimes meds quit working etc. When it's bad she has trouble walking and standing and the joints in her hand make even writing almost impossible. We don't know what to encourage her to do. She is not lazy. She worked hard at her job, works hard with her animal care, does chores around the house. Before she had so many health problems she was very energetic. Now...not so much. Dh thinks we should let her take a year or two after high school to try different jobs and see what she wants to do. I lean towards having her do that part time and take some basic classes at the community college. My big (giant!) concern for her future is health insurance. I have excellent health insurance through my job. For now until she's 26 she's good. BUT who knows with the future of health care. And she needs to have a plan in place for when she does turn 26. It seems far away but you all know time flies. I work for a large state college and they do have some jobs (office jobs, dorm cafeteria, parking office) she could get even without much education. So that's an idea. She wouldn't make much but would have health insurance. But I'd prefer her to have a real skill. Dh however thinks this is the best idea of working in an office job for some of his family members who have a small business (but I don't think they could afford to add her to their health plan which probably sucks anyway). Any ideas? I thought of vet tech, but she sucks at math and is worried about having to see sick/dying animals and her heart breaking. Pharmacy tech? Again, not sure she could handle the math? I think she would like working with animals/baking but I just don't know how to do that with her physical issues/poor math skills etc. If she was your dd, what would you encourage her to do? Ideas for jobs/careers that don't take much education, yet provide good, affordable health insurance?
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