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  1. IME with many standardized tests and neuropsychology tests, achievement tests, IQ tests, IOWA, Stanford, etc, I have come to think one thing- they’re all a gamble. Your kids can know X but the tests ask Y, you could be one week away from covering 25 % of the material tested as a random mishmash of trivia. Your kids could be paying attention well and miss questions you know they know. Your kids could ace it even though you never formally covered something. It’s a bare minimum sampling and only gives some basic insight over time. As someone mentioned, with younger kids I think it’s also more variable. If you’re concerned about your state and some homeschool threshold for an audit or some mark against you, I’d study for the test a bit, and also reach out to others in your county or state to see if they ever had issues with tests triggering an investigation. If they are valid concerns I’d make sure I had my portfolio updated over the summer or any proof your state needs to verify homeschool requirements being met. I’d do this only for my piece of mind.
  2. While super funny to me, I’d probably feel dread if this occurred to me. I’d email the professor a quick note that it escaped your editing (even if it’s waaaay too late to change absolutely anything), to make sure they knew I knew that it was wrong. And if there’s any way to correct the mistake before the whole faculty sees it, I’d ask.
  3. Veg chili- Maybe a roasted squash with quinoa type filling?
  4. Maybe lactose intolerance, if you eat dairy products? The timing with the antibiotics could be a red herring. Frequent abdominal pain can be a variety, ranging from infection (like H pylori), allergies, celiac, etc. Idk about systemic antibiotics and abdominal pain causes. Girls at that age can sometimes develop ovarian cysts and such as well as they develop, but it would depend on location of pain and her development. Abdominal migraines are also a very painful disease. I will caution an urgent care diagnoses as they tend to just make sure it’s not an emergency. If this has been going on for six months, the pediatrician could screen for a lot of allergies and infections, and send you to a pediatric gastroenterologist. Unfortunately, abdominal pain can have so many causes that it tends to be a step wise approach in going through a long list of what is most common, seeing if it’s that, then checking for next most coming, seeing if it’s that, etc.
  5. Claritin is usually first line, Zyrtec next level, and nasal sprays anytime. Those are all mostly non drowsy.
  6. I’d be concerned of spinal nerve things (slipped disc), temporary nerve concerns due to gaming and sleep patterns (she may not move around in her sleep enough), and definitely re consult a neurologist.
  7. Thanks. There’s so little I can do for them during this tragedy. I hope any bit of help for them is reassuring.
  8. If you can spare a prayer or a moment, please pray for my cousin and his family. He was in his 30’s and died of an accident unexpectedly. He has an infant son. It’s so horrible to lose someone young, and him having a young child who will never know him, plus his partner, mother, sister, nieces and nephews all living without him has hit us hard.
  9. Maybe roasted squash with lentil filling? I’d think about vegetarian main dishes as beans are soft when cooked. Alternatively, I’d cook my regular meat main and have nice fancy soft sides, like roasted vegetables, sweet potato soufflé, fruit compote, spinach casserole, cheese quiche sounds great, soup. Maybe shepard’s pie, mushroom Wellington?
  10. Hospitalization rate of measles per CDC is about 1 in 4 kids in ages less than 5 and older than 20. Data up to mid 1980’s. Chicken pox hospitalization rate was about 0.5 per 10,000, early 1990’s. Eta - sorry link didn’t report but this was the article 🙂
  11. I’d research respite care. Many counties have emergency care aids so you can get a few hours break. Are you able to outsource any work (grocery deliveries, cleaning, etc?). Caring for three people who have a lot of needs is probably enough work for three people. Your health insurance may have aids that can help. Schools are required to provide full day schooling and it may not be the best option academic wise, but may be necessary for the whole family’s survival. Schools may have isolated classrooms or programs dedicated to special needs. Sometimes decisions made when kids are younger, when we can do it ourselves, is not sustainable when they are older and bigger. Lots of states have programs until kids are 21. Idk how much research of all the options you’ve done, but that would be high priority so you can get support. Something else I’d highly suggest is make your home appropriate for everyone. If the kitchen or pantry needs to be locked, do that. If bedrooms need to be made safe to prevent injury, do that. Anything that can help you to not be on your toes all the time is necessary. If sleep is an issue, maybe white noise machines or ear plugs or medicines. Living your life quietly for an hour or two daily is one thing. Not being able to function is not an option.
  12. Why wouldn’t you be up at 4? 🙂 Best time of the day, IMO,but only if it’s au naturel.
  13. You can use the time to figure out how to progress after comic books... or which new series to get. ! Awesome!
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