my little girl has (HVS) (SHE GOT IT WHEN WE WERE ON VACATION FROM A CHANG TABLE. I DID NOT GO TO THE CAR FOR A CHANGING PAD FROM THE DIAPER BAG. I DID NOT KNOW THIS MOMENT WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE OR MY CHILDS. WE CAME HOME FROM VACATION EVERY THING WAS FINE, THEN TWO WEEKS LATER MY DAUGHTER HAD A SMALL RASH, THE NEXT DAY HER BUT WAS BLEEDING AND HER DIAPER WAS FULL OF BLOOD I FREAKED AND TOOK HER TO THE ER.THEY TOOK SOME COULTERS AND GAVE US TRIPLE PAST.AND SENT US HOME. TWO WEEKS LATER IT HAPPENED AGAIN I TOOK HER RIGHT BACK TO THE ER. AT THIS TIME I WAS GIVEN THE BAD NEWS MY LITTLE GIRL HAS GRNATLE HERPES AND WILL HAVE FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.) NOW I CANT WORK DAY CARE WILL NOT WATCH HER DUE TO THE FEAR OF THE OTHER KIDS MIGHT GET IT. THERE IS NO SUPPORT FOR PARENTS TO DEAL WITH THIS . MY CHILD HAS AN OUTBREAK TWICE A MONTH.I HAVE FOUND ABREVA/ OTHER ORAL HERPES MEDS HELP TO MAKE THE OUTBREAK END QUICKER AND HELPS WITH THE PAIN SHE GOES THROW DURING THIS TIME. I TALK TO HER PEDIATRICIAN WHEN I TRY NEW THINGS. BUT MY CHILD IS THE ONLY KID AT THIS OFFICE THAT HAS (HVS). YES I LET THE NURSES KNOW SHE HAS IT SO THEY MAY WHERE GLOVES WHEN TOUCHING HER. now i am out of work no one will watch her. and people look at us like we are dirty, or have problems like why does a baby that is 1 1/2 years old have an (STD). no i do not have herpes or my other daughter. i am a single mom so it makes things a little more harder. I have looked for help and support i have not found any yet. I WOULD LIKE TO START A SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS AND KIDS DEALING WITH (HVS)
MY NAME IS JENNIFER MY EMAIL IS JENNIFERMCAFEE20011@GMAIL.COM IF YOU NEED TO TALK. AND HOPEFULLY WE GET ENUFF PARENTS THAT WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR EACH OTHER AND OUR KIDS.View Thread
The social security admin keeps track of names, and has a cool searchable database. This year's faves are Sophia and Jacob. Take a look at any year's top names, or look up a name to see how it has trended. Hint: Roy really hasn't been doing very well...View Thread
The FDA is taking steps to remove many unapproved prescription medicines from the market. These are mostly medications that claim to treat "cold and cough" symptoms, with no evidence that they're safe or effective. View the complete list through the link above.
I've often wondered how some children are quite eager to chip in with household chores while others have the incredible knack of disappearing soundlessly when something needs to be done. Is it just nature or is it something parents did or did not do right? Children and chores is one topic in my compilations of simple childrearing tips .View Thread
Doc, does my child really need to take that antibiotic?
Knowing when to ask that simple question can help keep your child safe and healthy. Some of this site is geared towards providers, but there's great info here to help parents too, especially under the "for everyone" link.View Thread
The newest CPR guidelines stress simplicity-- anyone can do it, with minimal training. In fact, with no training at all, most people can still get CPR started, which can be a big help.
Even if you've already taken a CPR course, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the new approach. If you haven't taken the course, now would be a great time to sign up. Just watching the video on the link above is a start. Learn what to do, and you can save a life.View Thread
A great site for vaccine information. It's set up as a blog, with weekly stories, and it's not as technical or comprehensive as some other sites-- but it's very well-written, and covers topics that you probably haven't thought of before.View Thread
Prescription medications can be outrageously expensive. Whether you're well-insured or not, this excellent non-profit site will give you the information you need to save money. There's even a free drug discount card to print and use. No private information is collected, and the entire site can be accessed anonymously and free of charge.View Thread
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