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My son was diagnosed as an infant. Prevacid helped tremendously! Hope she gets better. nm

Posted By: Lynn on 2005-09-03
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I used infant onesies
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Another thing, should others encounter neutering in the future, you can ask to have them "glued" I do believe as my middle Shih Tzu was when he was neutered a few years ago. Same with my tiny female when she was spayed.
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I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, but I went on a mini-vacation the afternoon that I posted my original message and lo and behold, I found things to do that didn't have to do with being on my computer.

One thing I'm happy to report is that my grandson laughed the other day.  First time we've heard him laugh in a couple of months, which was before he started having the seizures..  My 11-year-old daughter has a stuffed monkey that makes kissy noises and then squeals like a monkey when you push a button.  We tried it and he smiled, laughed and kicked his little feet.

He doesn't just sit and stare like he used to, so I guess we're making progress.

At any rate, thank you all so much for your input.  It is very much appreciated.

Could use some personal input on infant seizures. sm

If any you are dealing with or have dealt with seizures with infants, I could sure use some help. 

My grandson is now 8 months old.  He started having seizures a few months ago. (Incidentally after having the usual immunizations).  We all knew something was "wrong," but all that he did at first was roll his eyes back and was referred to pedi ophthalmology and was diagnosed as normal.

Then he started rolling his eyes and tensing his whole body up and then it got worse.  He stopped smiling, stopped making eye contact, etc.  It wasn't until he had a seizure in front of the pedi that something was done.  Supposedly.

After being admitted to the hospital and undergoing EEGs, he was diagnosed with seizures and sent to a pedi neuro specialist.  He's on meds and he's better, but he still has them and there is no way to pinpoint why, where or when he is going to have them.

The poor little guy just suffers so during his episodes.  There is no warning.  He just starts crying in a strange cry.  If I have him with me, I go grab him, hold him close and talk to him and rub his little head and tell him "almost done, almost done." He cries and I cry and then 2 minutes later it's all over.

I hate this.  It breaks my heart, as well as his mom and dad's.

Sorry to be so long, but any input outside of a medical professional standpoint would be helpful and I would  very much appreciate it.



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My ex-husband and ex-mother-in-law were both bipolar which is the new and improved way to say manic depressive and they were the exact opposite of hypochondria.  During the manic phase, they felt like they ruled the world.  According to them, they had never felt better, thought more clearly, or got more done, but the exact opposite was true.  They never slept.  They never finished anything they started.  They were incoherent at times, basically jumping from one subject to the next so you could not carry on any kind of coherent conversation with them.  Sometimes they were even delusional - my mother-in-law thought she was in love with a televangelist and divorced her husband and moved to be closer to the televangelist.  My ex-husband thought he was the victim racism when he got a speeding ticket.  He claimed the officer had something against Hispanics.  Nevermind that my husband was maybe one-eight Mexican on his mother's side and has a German last name.

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You believe the people being helped are the same ones...

shooting, raping, etc.???  Perhaps some are, but the majority are ordinary working people, and probably some who aren't working.  So what?  They are human beings and deserve to be treated decently.  Who are you to judge that they aren't worthy of help???

As others have mentioned, I hope when you need help you are able to get it.  What a despicable attitude.  I feel sorry for you. 

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Thank you everyone for the input. It helped with my decision.
I have been feeling quite used for years by her, but have been putting up with it because she IS family. My mom did tell me years ago that she hates cooking holiday meals, so she has basically invited herself every year since 1999. We do always have a good time, but I do nearly all the cooking and cleaning up. Sometimes she and her husband show up in time to eat, gather the leftovers, and leave. I go all out for holiday dinners too. I have decided NO more. We cannot be used unless we allow ourselves to be a doormat. Thank you for telling me what I needed to hear, especially those of you who have also dealt with this.
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then I hit some life situations where I just could not cope. My doctor put me on Lexapro, and it was a life saver. If your depression is mild, 5HTP is a really good start. St. John's Wort barely took the edge off for me, but the 5HTP was quite good.

Thank you so much, I lost a days work not knowing how to do it as the account requires indented numbers. 

Your very welcome Hayseed! glad it helped someone, LOL! sm
is your volume low now too?
I just did a system restore and that seems to have helped. nm
I want to thank everyone that helped with the C-phone question, got another one for ya now.

Okay.. another strange question.  I'm used to just specifying my typing speed on a wpm basis, how do I convert my wpm over to lph?

Thanks again, everyone's been so helpful.

I'm against outsourcing, too. It's helped to ruin a lot of
Mouth guard helped me too. $500 and insurance did not pay, but