Time for abother SIGN IN (lurkers too)

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Time for abother SIGN IN (lurkers too)
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Fri, 11-12-2004 - 1:51pm

Hey it is about time for another sign in.

               

 

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Fri, 11-12-2004 - 1:53pm

Me first : )


Rachel with DD Olivia born 8 weeks early and has SI problems as well as many red flags for being on the spectrum.

               

 

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Fri, 11-12-2004 - 3:45pm
Hi, I'm Rachel with Michael, McKay and Hannah. Michael is 5 and was 5 weeks early. He has SID and has been diagnosed as being on the very mild end of the autistic spectrum (though now a year later, in some tests, he has fallen off the spectrum). He is in a Special Ed small-group Kindergarten where he gets the same curriculum as the regulr K classes, but just with only 8 kids in the class and therapists coming in. He's doing really well. He loves academics and has been reading wonderfully since before he was 4. He can pretty much read anything and loves to do simple math problems, and it learning how to do simple problem solving like 2+x=5.

McKay is 3 and he is also on the spectrum for autism (mild as well) and has SID. He was 4 weeks early (though I nearly had him at 25 weeks, scary!) He is doing wnderfully in school academically, although he is still really scared of social interaction. He has a lot of tactile issues as well as some vestibular and proprioceptive ones too. He is another super smartie, loving phonics and the alphabet and numbers and things like that. He does stim a little, but we're working on that.

Hannah is 15 months old and so far, all looks good. She's talking quite a bit and doesn't seem to have the feeding and sensory issues that the boys did at this age. Here's hoping! We're so glad to have her, as the boys just love her to pieces! (So do dh and I!)

I guess that's all!

Rachel

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Sat, 11-13-2004 - 3:14am
Hi everyone. I'm Shanna with dd Makenna (19 months). She wasn't born early but I had an emergency c-section due to placenta rupture and as soon as she was born, her stomach was pumped and she was whisked away due to ingesting too much blood during the rupture. She was diagnosed with SID around 15 months but due to some mix-up's and delays didn't start her therapy until about a month ago. Because of some other obsessive behaviors, I meet with her coordinator next week to discuss her being evaluated further and what all they will be looking for.

I'm currently finishing up my degree (had to switch to online classes due to Makenna's issues and slow WAY down.lol) in Psychology and Business Management. I only have 5 classes left and can't WAIT to be done! I'm a SAHM and unless something changes financially will likely continue to be for a while.

Shanna & Makenna (19 months)

www.littlemakenna.com

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Sat, 11-13-2004 - 10:40am
Kathy in Northwest Indiana with TJ who was diagnosed at 25 months after complaining to the ped there was a problem. He technically was not early- he is a twin and delivered by c-section at 37.4 weeks. He had a few issues at birthlike not being able to control his body temp, his blood sugar was low(gestatonal diabetes), and jaundice. After coming home he was almost put back at 3 weeks for failure to thrive- he barely gained weight over a 2 week period like only 3 oz, but took opff like a trouper after that threat! Life is exciting with Tj, Teryn(his twin sister),. Karalyn 3, and Kaycee 15. It was chaotic enough before this diagnosis and now it is worse. The girls are immitating Tj. They want therapist too!

I am a sahm struggling with major depression on top of all the problems with TJ. Sometimes it just get overwhelming!


KAthy

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Sat, 11-13-2004 - 4:47pm
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Mon, 11-15-2004 - 1:36pm

Hey gang!! My name is Colleen (even though it's Irish I'm 90% Italian!) & I live in New York ... my daughter, Madison, has SPD (or I wouldn't be here obviously).... Maddy-Moo had a relatively normal birth (c/sect) & was a fairly easy baby -- she did, however, suffer from chronic ear infections & had tubes in her ears at the ripe age of 17 months..


Madison presented with abnormal type behaviors, seeking sensations & appeared 'hyper' & 'silly' often -- we brought our concerns to our ped' who wanted to take

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Mon, 11-15-2004 - 7:45pm

Welcome again to all, I hope we all get to know each other better and can relate to one another even though are children are such different ages.


(HUGS) to all


Rachel