I am so sorry that your daughter is going through this! How is she feeling today? Have you seen a gastroenterologist? If you do not get any conclusive results from the tests she has already undergone and this pain is reoccurring, it may be a good idea to speak with your doctor about getting a referral to see a gastro. He/She may have a better idea as to what is causing this back up. Please let us know how she is doing!View Thread
Hi. This post from a few years ago describes what I think is something similar to what you are referring to. It has some good answers and advice from other community members that you might find helpful. Have you had your daughter and son examined by your pediatrician? He/She may be able to determine the exact problem after an exam of their wrists. Please let us know how they are doing!View Thread
Hi, I am so sorry that your family is going through this. I hope that your daughter is doing well. You may find it helpful to post in our Epilepsy Community -- the members there are very supportive and active in getting advice and suggestions. There have also been questions asked in that community about febrile seizures in the past that you can view here . Please let us know how your daughter and your family is doing!View Thread
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A recent study found that many teens are still spending 2 hours or more a day watching TV or using the computer (nearly 3/4 of 12-15 year olds surveyed) despite recommendations that time spent consuming entertainment media should be limited no more than 2 hours. You can read more about the study and findings here.
Do you have time limits for your children? I find it is sometimes hard to limit with all of the social media and different devices out there now. What strategies do you use? What activities do you recommend that don't involve some form of media use?View Thread
Here is some information on constipation in toddlers that you may find helpful. It includes some possible causes you might consider as well as treatment option you could try. It could be that the potty training is worsening his constipation as this excerpt from the above link says, "Some children are embarrassed or afraid to use the toilet, especially when it's a public restroom. Toddlers who rebel against the toilet training process sometimes express their power struggle in a refusal to go." Please let us know how you and your son are doing!
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Do you worry about antibiotic resistance? Have you taken, been prescribed, or asked for antibiotics when you weren't sure you (or your child) needed them?View Thread