I'm all for getting a second opinion. My son was born with a broken left arm due to the pressure of the birth canal on his bones. We did not know this until he was a couple months old and here's why... At the NICU (he wasn't in NICU for the broken arm but for being born a month early and underdeveloped lungs and eating skills) the doctor said he probably pulled some ligaments in his shoulder while being born. They had me do physical therapy on him 3 times a day, stretching and turning his little arm all different ways. He would scream bloody murder and it just hurt me so bad. After we got out of the hospital we went and saw a specialist at a children's hospital. That doctor said in fact he had a fracture and to stop the physical therapy immediately because it was hurting him! I felt so awful that I had been hurting my baby by following the orders of the NICU team. So I would definitely get a second opinion.View Thread
I feel for you. We are fighting the same battle with our DS. We have tried everything too but he continues to be scared of his room. I have smacked his bum and he does stay in his room after that. I feel bad because I know he's scared but I don't know what else ot do. He will stay in his room for a week or two but then it starts again and he's crawling in bed with us or fighting me to put him in his bed View Thread
I think he definitely needs to know but on a 3-year-old's level. My father-in-law died in 2011. My DS was 2 and even then we still told him Papa was bye-bye and that he went to heaven to be with God. We still show him pictures and a whole year and a half later he still knows who Papa was. I personally think 3 years old is an ok age to start talking about death in a way they will understand.View Thread
Update on my son: He had his surgery last Thursday and he is doing great. The 1st day he was whiney and clingy. After that he was fine, playing, eating normal. Wow, I guess I expected it to be worse. I only had to take 2 days off of work compared to the 4 I was going to have to take. Glad we had it done! He sleeps much better through the night now.View Thread
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