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About jjae3578

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  1. I am so sorry for your daughter, and for you as well! I will also be sending her healing thoughts. Anecdotal story coming up, feel free to skip! Reading through this thread jogged a memory from when a cousin of mine was a young teen. She was suffering similarly from constant abdominal pain. They finally admitted her to a respected children's hospital for a week, tested for everything they knew to test for, which of course came back fully negative. Her parents brought her home when the docs recommended a psych consult for psychosomatic pain, since it must all be imaginary and in her h
  2. Could this long time lurker also have an invite? My children are 18 and 16, and I would love to commiserate with all of you. Parenting older children/young adults has given me more anxiety and sleepless nights than my toddlers did! It has been quite an unexpected turn that I don't see discussed very often. Thank you for starting this!
  3. I haven't read them in years, but I remember a very sweet and wholesome vibe about the Betsy-Tacy books, by Maud Hart Lovelace. They begin at about age 5 and go through to at least late teens, if I recall. They reminded me a lot of the LH and Anne books, set in a slightly different era in Minnesota.
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