I have no experience with abdominal migraines. But it could be a combination of things. It could be abdominal migraine, the symptoms of migraines differ from person to person but if you have ever ahd a migraine you know if makes you feel terrible. But whats more concerning is if its happening so frequently. I am glad you asked for blood tests, do you know which blood tests? Checking for anemia, thyroid, diabetes, etc... would be good. I would be more inclined to ask for a a referral to pediatric neurology as well, if they feel its all related to migraines. They would be able to confirm or deny that diagnoses and run additional tests.View Thread
It couldn't hurt to have another person observe his behaviors (would recommend someone that your son isn't super attached to since he might act differently if there is someone he knows there). I wonder if its more the attachment type of thing. Where he isn't overly used to not being around family so maybe he is trying to cope? Maybe its also lack of one on one time with him. So he feels bored and thinks maybe if he acts out that someone will pay attention to him. It couldn't hurt to see a pedi to see if they have recommendations either.
My son is the opposite. Its more so him being a stinker. He is generally super laid back at his sitters and when she watches her nephew he loves to play with him (at first he wasn't the biggest fan but got used to him, he would actually act out if he wasn't there because he got too bored haha). Then when he comes home he is what we call "crack head baby". (he is 18months). He turns into this wild child and if he could bounce from walls he probably would lol. He climbs on everything that he shouldn't and gets into everything. He is super super active. We appreciate he does it to us vs the sitter though. He gets bored easily.View Thread
I have no idea but I know I have been able remember things when I was around 2 years old (I was pushed off of a set of outside stairs by my cousin and broke my leg). I remember where it happened and everything. And several other memories as well as a young child.View Thread
Did you take her to the pediatrician? If she says it hurts then it could be something along the lines of an infection. Is is several spots or just one? Could also be the beginning of staph inf or just a minor random rash. The pain thing would be the main concern. It would be good to take her in if it has gotten worse or if she develops a fever. Does it itch or just painful?View Thread
I agree with the pp. I would try and get a new counselor. You have a lot of stress which will negatively impact your emotions and health overall. Anti anxiety meds may help but even talking can (you could talk to your primary care provider about meds if you choose and he may prescribe something without you being admitted unless he/she is afraid you may hurt yourself). I would also may recommend finding an outlet to let some steam off so your not constantly keeping all the stress bottled up. Maybe walking, jogging, yoga, music, writing. Anything really that won't be a hazard to your health. I am sorry this is all happening but you need to take care of yourself so when you get your children back you can take care of them too. Best wishes and take care.View Thread
You really should tell your dad. There may be some bitterness between your step mom and sister but she needs help and currently is not getting it. You want whats best for her and she needs help. Your sister will thank you in the end eventually.View Thread
Has your son seen a PCP or cardiology or anyone to that extent to be evaluated for the high CPK levels? I am not sure how the two are linked but I would suggest digging into the doctors to see what the cause of the high levels are.View Thread