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Jul 15, 2008
mommy2628
Speech Evaluation and He Ate...
Today the Children's clinic evaluated Bradlee for his speech recommendation. They have recommended for him to have speech therapy twice a week to try and catch him up on his talking. His IQ level was an 8 year 11 mth level. He is currently 4 yrs 11 mths. I am just glad that he is going to get help with his speech and pray that it improves quickly since he is starting school this year.

Bradden has ate like a little piggy today!!!! He has ate a little bit of everything. I went to our farmers market and got fresh fruit and vegs on the way home from the dr today. While I was cutting the watermelon, cantelope, and honeydew he stood right there eating the whole time. He ate 2 large ears of corn for dinner. He ate several little things while Mom had him today. I hope and pray this is the start to something. I have actually got 2 cups of formula down him today also. Keep praying. ~Carla

Jul 16, 2008
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
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Good for Braddy!!! I hope that all of them get well soon. So weird for five of your kids to have ear infections at one time! And good for Bradlee. I know the speech will help him! -Sarah
Jul 16, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
This is great news. I am glad Braddy is eating again. Have you thought about letting Bradlee have one more year before K? I only ask b/c it seems so much easier to let them have the extra year before they start. I know here (in Indiana) they have a speech program thru the state that works with the kids after the age of 3. They will go to the schools/daycare to do the therapy and it is free...I think it is linked to our First Steps program. When they "age out" at 3, the public schools pretty much take over. Adam "graduated" before age 3 so we didn't have to use it. Adam turns 5 in Sept but here the cut off is in June or July I think. Let us know how the speech goes with these lil guys :)
Jul 16, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Ooohh Carla! Two ears of corn and watermelon! I'm glad he's eating but boy you better have a bunch of those diapers handy :) I still wonder if the watermelon was Maggie's issue for several days. Corn is a doozy, but she loves it.
Jul 16, 2008
mommy2628
Danie- There is a program here in the elementary schools like that but they only offer speech once weekly for 30 mins. I honestly feel that as behind as Brad is he needs a lot more therapy time than that so that is why I am going with private. I was also holding him out this year b/c the cut off date is Oct 16th and he will be 5 Aug 3rd so I can hold him or enroll him either way. The reason I am sending him is b.c he is a big boy tallness and muscular so I am afraid if I don't and hold him out he will be picked on next year b/c of his size. I am still debating though. I have 5 more weeks before I have to have the enrollment papers back to the school.

Melissa yea I am worried about the watermelon too. He loves that stuff so much. I just went and checked his diaper actually and had to change him. He was soaked and has only been down since 1030. Only 3 hrs. I guess I will be washing bed sheets tomorrow. His little tummy is pertruding so where he has lost the weight. It looks awful. Today when he has ate all of this stuff it is really pooching out and hard as a rock. I honestly don't see how he isn't miserable or refluxing galore. Thank God for his Prilosec and Zantac. Thankfully we haven't weaned from them yet so that's on our side tonight. LOL No honestly I do hope this is the beginning to him picking back up. Tell Mags I am sending her some corn and watermelon too. I have a crate of corn or actually I got it for Mom to put up and an enormous watermelon. ~Carla

Jul 16, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Mornin! I just cooked up some corn the other day too. I haven't bought any local corn yet though. Nobody's got any here yet. I saw a couple stands in the mtns but didn't get any.

It's so expensive this year like everything else...I'm gonna get some more as soon as our stand says it's there. I think we're gonna hold off on watermelon though.

Jul 16, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
Oh man...nothing beats our Indiana bi-color corn!!! Wish I could send some...it's the best!! Only 10cents per ear right now...some road side stands are even cheaper...there's more than corn in Indiana, lol!! YUM :)
Jul 16, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
Hi Carla! Glad to hear that Brad is getting some help. Was their ever any doubt that he was a brain? Now you have the proof. When graduates college at the head of his class, you can look back on all of this and laugh! ~Ronya
Jul 16, 2008
amber f
My nephew was held back (JULY BDAY) and yes he is a bigger boy but he is just as mature as the other kids. I believe that maturity is a bigger factor for sending your kid to school then size. There are kids of all sizes and being bigger is a less likely thing to be picked on about then being the one that is struggling through school because he wasn't ready. I would put his size aside and see if he is ready in all the other areas before sending him. Is he mature enough? Socially ready? Can he sit through school and pay attention to the teacher for long periods? In kindergarten you have to be ready to learn when you start. You read in kindergarten already. Is he really ready for it?

These are just some of the things I have to work on in my daycare for school readiness. I have a booklet that the state sends out for me to use to get kids ready. THis is just my opinion and it is what I have seen in kids. There has never been a parent that said they were disappointed to hold there kids back but I hear that parent wish they would have when they sent their kids to early.

Jul 16, 2008
mommy2628
Amber he is totally ready in all areas of socially, maturity, and academics. He will sit the entire time at church and not squirm a bit until it is over. He is very attentive and mature for his age. I wonder if this is part of the autism. You can not tell he has the autism b/c he has such a mild case. He does not have the severe tantrums, etc. I just still am undecided but I too don't want too hold him out and he be so ahead that he is bored out of his mind either. I am praying about the way to go. Thanks for the info on this.
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