My 3 year old is going to have both adenoids and tonsils removed and I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice. I am a little nevous and starting to think that maybe we should wait to see if he grows into the tonsils. I was told he had very large tonsils one day at the pedi's office when is was 2. The pedi asked me if he snores and I said that I really never listen because he sleeps all night in his own bed and he never wakes up in the middle of the night. he does breathed through his nose though. He seems okay to me, but they recommended we do a sleep study...so we did. the sleep study was a nightmare. They put all these electrodes on him and a nose piece. I thought there was no way they could get a good reading. However they said they did. They called back in a few days with 6 hours of recorded sleep with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. I had to see an ENT and he he said that my son is not getting quality sleep at night even though he is sleeping the whole 10-11 hours. He long time but not much of the hours he sleeps is good. SO the tonsils are blocking his airway at night. He is otherwise very healthy. Never gets strep, fever, ear infections, etc. He has never had diarhea or has thrown up ever in his life. Being that the tonsils serve has a filter to fight off germs for the body, will my son start to catch all kinds of bugs if he gets them removed. I read in an article that tonsils are usually larger ages 3-5 and that they do their immune function at this age as well.
Should I wait until he grows a little older. The doctors said that it is not life threatening but they recommend it and that it does affect his quality of sleep.
I have a 3 and 1/2 year old girl who has suddenly had some very serious anger outbursts. They start at bedtime. The minute I tell her that its sleep time, she absolutely flips out. Throwing things, kicking screaming, crying so hard she has hiccups, red face, and hitting. Zero to absolutely livid in 2 seconds. There is absolutely nothing that I can do or say to make it better. If I Ieave the room, she turns completely panicked. If I sit and try to talk to her, she screams louder and louder until she can barely breathe. No matter what I do, she screams get away from me! Leave me alone! But again, if I leave she freaks even worse. If I stay, it still continues to elevate. This has been going on for about 2 weeks. Before, it was the most peaceful bedtime experience ever, it always has been. It is absolutely killing me that I don't know what is bothering her and that I cannot bring her comfort. They only way I've been able to stop it up until this point is putting her in my bed, alone, and she passes out. Anyone have any ideas?
I will say that within the past 3 weeks, her routine has majorly changed. I went from being a single stay at home mom (her seeing her dad every other weekend) to working. Her dad gets her at 11pm) she doesn't wake up) until the following day when I get out of work. She is in daycare for two hours before I get out of work. Daycare is normal for her; she attended while I went to school. A friend suggested it might be because she never knows where she is going to wake up. I think that this is a very valid point. If this is a correct assumption, what can I do to make this transition easier for her? I cannot stand to see me happy bubbly girl so angry, hurting and confused.
She is refusing to potty train for me or her father. As I mentioned, she was in daycare while I attended school, and at that daycare, she was completely potty trained. Using the big toilet without any persuasion. But the minute she got home, back to accidents, playing in pee soaked panties and jeans. If I put her on the potty, she will sit there for hours and hold it in until the minute she gets off, and she will wet her pants. In the new daycare she is in, it's the same situation. Fully using the toilet and refusing to at home. I could pull out my hair! LOL
Again, any suggestion to either issue would be greatly appreciated.View Thread
So I have my three year old son who requires a great deal of attention because he has CP. At the same time I'm trying to take care of my mother who has sever fibromyalgia, bursitis, and I'm worried that she's showing signs of Alzheimer's. I need help figuring out how to balance the two. I need help because I can't do it alone. A friend of mine suggested in home care for my mom, she said she's tried http://www.presidiohomecare.com/ has anyone else? Or has anyone been in a situation and and used some sort of in home care? I just need advice. Thanks!View Thread
I will be calling dr on Monday, but I just found this tonight and just seeking answers for over the weekend. I was running my hand through my 3 year old sons head and felt a clump of something. I figured it was food so I went to pull it out. Instead it pulled out a clump of hair (think like 10 to 20 stands that we're all stuck together.). There were more clumps of stuff, best way to describe the clumps is like cradle cap stuff. The hair would easily come out with each clump. His dad has discoid lupus and will get bald patches, but no dandruff/cradle cap type stuff. Any thoughts or suggestions to get me through the weekend would be appreciated!View Thread
My friend who lives outside the United States suffering with some kind of numbness in left hand and left feet. She also feels heaviness in her left arm. She had 8.9 hb during her pregnancy and doctors gave iron injection after birth. Now she is having some breathing issues, her hb is now 11.9. Heart Physician gave her Indrol and General doctor gave her Neurobion. Both doctors are saying that they don't know whats going on with her. undiagnosed so far, but getting medication for?????? Please need help...let me know which relevant doctor she needs to go and get proper diagnose for her numbness and heavy breathing. Thanks, ZView Thread
Has anyone ever used the skin so soft by Avon as a bug repellent? We live in the south and the mosquitos here are treacherous!! I just hate using bug repellent on my dd daily but there is no way that I can keep her in pants in our 100% humidity and almost 98 degree summers! She's already been attacked over the wknd on her ankles and the itching is miserable for my ladybug! I don't want to give her benadryl daily on top of her allergy meds. Help! Any remedies are gladly appreciated!View Thread
I registered DD for pre-school today. Her brother is special needs so he got free pre-school thorugh the school district but she isn't so I had to find a private place I liked. I did and dropped off the paperwork today. She'll have a practice day Friday until noon and will start all day Monday. She seems excited so we'll see how things go Friday.View Thread
My daughter has had an irrational fear of pooping for a little over a year now. Shes gone to see...
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My daughter has had an irrational fear of pooping for a little over a year now. Shes gone to see drs/specialists, had xrays, and ultrasounds. i have tried miralax, mineral oil, fiber supplements, changed her diet as well as the whole familes to healthier options, and increased our fruits, and veggies, and make sure she has a high fiber diet, but she still will go days and days sometimes its been over a week and a half of her not going, then i have to use the enema just to flush her out. she screams and cries, and says she is scared everytime i put her down on the potty. i am at my whits end, any ideas please!?View Thread
My son is at 3 years old. He could not speak until now. We assume he can hears well because he is interacting with iPad & TV shows. Recently he develop a habit of putting his left hand into his mouth, when it is wet with his saliva he will rub his left ears with it. What can be the case or symptoms?
He could not speak proper word, not even Mama or Papa. Recently he watched YouTube and try to repeat the alphabet, some alphabet such as 'S' and 'X' he got it right, the rest has more of phonics sound.View Thread
my three year old pees a lot during the day. she knows better than to pee on herself but does any way. she also pees on herself while she sleeps. she also uses the restroom a lot during the day. i am seeking potty training advise and or an answer to why she urinates so muchView Thread
I am new to this community but I have a 3 1/2 yrs old girl. she has been potty trained but is getting diaper rash on her bottom (red rash). She has had diaper rash before when she was wearing diapers. She has stopped eating fruit such as tomatos, grapes, oranges, and blueberries. To see if that's the cause and its not. Please help. JJView Thread
I am so overwhelmed right now. I'm excited and I'm feeling guilty all at the same time. My daughter will be 4 in a week and a half and she has become much more clingy that ever before since she found out she is going to be a big sister. I am 10 weeks along. She talks about being a big sister constantly and acts excited but the issue I am having now is that my husband and I cannot get her to stay in her own bed. We have tried just about everything. I even brought her bed into our bedroom so she could be right next to us but in her big girl bed and she will not stay in it. I can't have her sleeping with us much longer. I feel so bad.. Plus I'm feeling guilty that she is not going to be the "only" one anymore. I know it will all be okay and this is a common feeling but eek.
Honestly I would appreciate any thoughts anyone has on getting her to sleep in her own bed. I don't know what to do.
My 3 1/2 yo granddaughter picks at the skin on her face. She picks sores, then repeatedly picks the scabs off. She has been doing this for years. She has scars from old sores. My son and daughter in law put band aids on, but she just picks them off or chooses a new spot. She does this any time--when playing, doing nothing and even sleeping. She does not have any rashes, eczema or other illnesses or allergies. Suggestions?View Thread
Hi, My daughter is 3 now(jan 2013). She is not talking properly. she says all words and some sentences.(ie i want milk, what is this etc). when she talks sometimes we can't understand.. what to do??View Thread
my healthy 10 yr old just showed me 2 fingers where the nail is peeling away at the cuticle. unlike other posts she has not had hand, foot mouth disease, her fingers and toes did however have some skin peeling a week ago. I put it off to her playing in a large mound of fresh dirt dug up from a rebuilding project in town. now Im wondering if there was something caustic in the dirt. The nail underneath looks healthy and there is no sign of injury or infection. Suggestions?View Thread
I have a 15 year old son, who I just discovered that on his left hand his finger nails are coming off and new...
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I have a 15 year old son, who I just discovered that on his left hand his finger nails are coming off and new nails are growinf right behind the old nail. It almost looks like the new nail is pushing the old nail right off. I have never seen this before and I have three other children. I have every ones post and their children are much younger than my son. If anyone knows why this is happening please let me know. His doctor cannot tell me anything. He is blank when it comes to this.View Thread
my son is 3 and a half, i jst had a baby almost 2 months ago. now that she is home my son is schreeching and crying about the littlest things, claimg that i dont like him or love him. i realize hes probably doing this bc he wants attention, so i do set aside time for just him and i. and everytime he says i dont like him i hug him and say i love him, but im not sure how to stop the acting out or the crying about everything, he has become so sensitive to everything, i dont want him screaming at the top of his lungs everytime i discipline him for things he does wrong, and it seems like even when i DO discipline he doesnt learn, he just keeps doing the same things and he knows hes going to go in his time out chair. im just kind of backed against a wall bc i dont want to be too hard on him esp when his whole world is changing with his having to share the attention with a new baby. but i dont want him thinking this behavior is ok. he was SO good before i gave birth, so polite, never screamed, and if he acted up and was put in time out...that was the end of it. advice?View Thread
HI IM NEW TO THE COMMUNITY AND THIS IS MY ONLY CHILD SO EVERYTHING IS NEW TO ME. MY SON IS 3 YR AND FOR LIKE THE LAST WEEK HE HAS BEEN SAYING THAT HIS PENIS HURTS AND WILL GRAB AND HOLD IT JUST OUT OF NO WHERE. HE IS FULLY POTTY TRAIN BUT I JUST THINK MAYBE HE HAS TO PEE BUT HE DON'T NEED TO. NOW HE IS SAYING THAT HIS BELLY HURTS. IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE HE IS IN A LOT OF PAIN BUT HE DO WHINE A LITTLE. I DONT KNOW WHAT COULD BE WRONG I JUST DON'T LIKE TO SEE MY LIL BOY IN PAIN. I AM GOING TO MAKE AN DR. APPT. TOMORROW TO SEE WHAT THEY SAY. HAVE ANYONE WENT THREW SOMETHING LIKE THIS ARE MAYBE KNOW WHAT IT MIGHT BE? PLEASE HELP ME!!!View Thread
My DD is very articualte in contrast to her brother. Yesterday I was talking about picking up some donuts on the way home from church and asked if she wanted a white one w/sprinkles or a brown one w/sprinkles. First she said white one w/sprinkles and then said "Actually, I think I want an apple fritter." I told her that was too big for her but was amazed at how she said it.View Thread
I thought I would share this link. It has some really good snacks for toddlers. I know my son eats constantly and loves peanut butter and cheese, but we all know what happens when you eat too much of that!! So I was searching for some different ideas for snacks.
my 3jr,8month old daughter had the hand foot mouth virus about a month ago. she had the rash over her hands,...
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my 3jr,8month old daughter had the hand foot mouth virus about a month ago. she had the rash over her hands, feet, inside the mouth and over her genital area. She also had a high fever at first and then the rashes followed. After her 10 day period of incubation, her hands and feet started to peel within 2 weeks time. Another 2 weeks passed and know her finger and toe nails start to peel. This is by far the worst skin virus that I have ever seen! There should be a vacine available for this type of virus and doctors should be more informed about all the symptomes.View Thread
Izayah is 3 and will be 4 in February. He is still sleeping in bed with me. He was, at several different times, in his own bed. I was going to attempt to get him back into it right before the baby was born but since the baby would be in the room with me until he is sleeping thru the night, I figured it would cause jealousy betweent them because Zak can be there and Zay isnt allowed so I have allowed him to continue sleeping with me. Now that Zak is closer to sleeping thru the night, I am trying to find the best way to get Zay back into his own room and bed, but he has horrible separation anxiety. When I do put him to sleep in his own bed, whether its at night or just for a nap, he wakes up screaming. And if I wake up before him in the morning and go downstairs, he wakes up crying because I'm not there. I know this is my fault for allowing it to continue but I know this isnt good for him and I dont want to enable this behavior because it will cause major problems when/if his father starts keeping him overnight. I am still debating on waiting until I move the baby to his room or just starting the transition before so that he's not disturbing the baby during the adjustment period.... ANY TIPS would be great!!!! I don't know whether to try the Cry It Out method or try sneaking out after he's asleep or what, but something has got to give!! PLEASE HELP!!!!View Thread
My daughter has seemed to have stomach issues non stop for the past three years. It always changes from constipation, to diarrhea to vomiting. She's lactose intolerant, but other than that, she has not been diagnosed with anything and her pediatrician doesn't seem concerned. I however, am. Is this normal? I don't know if i'm over-reacting, or if i should demand they run test? Has anyone had any of these issues with their babies?View Thread
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