NEW just wanted to say HI

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Registered: 12-29-2003
NEW just wanted to say HI
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Tue, 12-30-2003 - 10:24pm
Found this site last night and just browsing tonight. Thought I'd introduce myself and say "HI". I'm a SAHM with three DDs ( Lauren 8-1/2, Whitney 7 & Aison 5-1/2). I'm married to a great guy for almost ten years. Our 7yo has several special needs and seems every year or so we found something new going on. She just recently got released from the hospital, in fact on Christmas Eve day. This past year she's been hospitalized for a total of four week. She was diagnosed almost two years ago with ADHD and ODD(Oppositonal Defiant Disorder)than a year ago with COBPD(Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder). She will soon start testing for SID(Sensory Integretion Dysfunction). She's been through months of tests to rule things out like seizure disorders, brain tumors, etc. It never seems to stop. I feel that my other two DDs are going to start suffering from the lack of attention I give them. I try to divide it up but that seems impossible. I look forward to getting to know other parents.

Emily(28), Darrell(30), Lauren(8-1/2), Whitney(7) & Alison(5-1/2)

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Registered: 12-15-2003
Wed, 12-31-2003 - 10:10am
Hi Emily,

I'm new to this board myself. Sound like you and your family have your hands full. Whitney is so young to be going through so much! My Emily, 8, has an anxiety and mood disorder but is doing much better on her meds. She has not yet been formally diagnosed, that comes in February and I can't say I'm looking forward to that process. My other two have really taken a back seat as well.

Take care and talk to you soon.

Cathy

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Registered: 04-01-2003
Wed, 12-31-2003 - 8:53pm

Hi there :)


Welcome to the board! :)

Snowman Siggy

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Registered: 04-01-2003
Wed, 12-31-2003 - 9:37pm

Welcome to the board Cathy :)

Snowman Siggy