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    Tuesday ****12/3/2013 ****
    dollbug posted:
    Morning FMily. MiMi I NC where it is going to be nice weather for a few days...almost springlike weather and Thursday it will be in the 70's....not exactly December weather....but I think we will be ok with this.

    I do hope each of you had a good night's rest last night and I hope today will be a good day for each of us with little to no pain.

    My GS came home yesterday but it was late when they finally got home. He had to have some tests before they released him. He will be going to a specialist in January. I just hope and pray that this will be an easy fix. I do not like the idea of a little baby having surgery at such a young age. My older son had to have some eye surgeries and I remember how worried I was.

    I had to do some errands yesterday and I over did it. It seems like it is easy to do this when I have things to do. I think I will take it easy today and try to catch up on my rest.

    Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I am sure that each of you will soon find something that will help make life better for you as well. It does take time and effort so hang in there and continue to learn all you can about what others do to cope.

    Learning how to pace, pace and pace even more is an important thing to do....sometimes it is hard to follow but it sure can make a difference in the way you feel at the end of the day.

    Again I remind anyone who has not to be sure and ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D level which is important to a lot of people these days. Low Vitamin D can cause additional pain for some people and it can also affect other illnesses as well.

    Interesting thing....I had NO problems getting onto the internet yesterday. Regardless of just how *busy* it was suppose to be, I managed every time to go to where I wanted to go.

    Have a great day. Enjoy the sunshine if you have it.


    bette_kaffitz responded:

    What is it with us? Does every baby have to have a perfect score on the Apgar test?

    All kidding aside, the sooner a child has full use of all his senses, the more normal his development. And that's what we all want for our children and grandchildren.

    So, if there is something that needs a tiny tweek, the sooner it is performed, the better. The child will not spend time learning to compensate for organs that are not functioning correctly. And then having to relearn after his surgery.

    (Last week, there was a young woman on TV who was born without arms. She does everything with her feet--from applying makeup to working at her computer. She explains it this way: She had to learn all kinds of skills the same time and {mostly} the same way as other children. While her peers were learning to color with their hands, she did it with her feet. It didn't take a lot longer for her, either. She does not wear shoes. That would be like us trying to drive in mittens. She did everything at its proper time, she just did it with feet and toes instead of hands and fingers. She feels that it would have been much harder to master these skills if she had to unlearn how to use her hands first.)

    There is a developmental order. Your grandson will be learning to do things in the correct order because today's medicine will furnish him with the tools he needs--in the order he needs them.

    You are still so very lucky to have these wonderful grandchildren. Remember to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for them.

    missist replied to bette_kaffitz's response:
    Hello all, Good Evening!
    I am just sitting down, and pooped. I've figured out that Im not going to finish blowing the leaves. I guess I'll see if I can hire the guy who does the yard next door. I went out 2x did not get very far and I am in too much pain this close to Christmas with too much else to do. I know.. frustratingly.. pace, pace, pace.

    I am painting my kitchen cupboards and decorating and I asked my daughter if she or hubby could come over and do some things for me too. We'll have 4 overnight guests and 4 who will come and go, for the holidays. I do want it to look nice, but I don't want to be sick.

    I have a sore spot on my neck that began right as I was coming in from leafblowing for an hour--and I don't know what it is. I'm sore all over too--so I thought maybe I'm coming down with sometihng but its been a whole day and although it feels like a sore swollen gland--i do not have a sore throat.

    Guess I'll just have to wait and see what is up. I suppose I could have pulled something or overworked it.

    Mimi--I'll be praying for the new grandson that the kidney issue is minor. k

    Well God bless all, I'll read a bit and say goodnight.
    mnjeepguy responded:
    Well winter is here with a bang. We have 16-22" right now depending where you are in town and another 2 feet coming. It should be a fun mess. I got home today from work to snowblow. After working hard to have the machine ready last week I broke it in ten minutes. Just after telling a neighbor I could dig her out. I had bought a belt at a parts store but it was the wrong one. I ran around town and could not find the right one. The implement store was out of them. I messed with it for two hours. After throwing in the towel I sat in my chair and a light bulb went off. I had the old one that still worked all along, in the shed trash can. Drrrr.... So I fixed the darn thing and moved all the cars again to dig out the first batch of heavy wet snow. I helped the neighbor and got in at 9.

    Tomorrow's festivities will be about the same. Take care everyone,

    booch007 responded:
    OK...crap I am either too early or coming in too late to be inthe pack!

    Mimi I just saw CADE's picture with his brother. OMG what a great shot and share for us!

    I love seeing life renew itself. These babies are such blessings. Now what is up with him? Kidney? Please don't say he needs to be operated on....I never could deal with children having surgery. Yet when you see kids in the hospital they fare better than their parents! They are playing and running around after surgery......where we are in bed and not moving. Age changes us so much. They are resilient !

    I am on "Nana duty" with our Madelyn....she is becoming a biter. What I see is frustration as her ability to speak is behind. Remember she is a hyperhydramniosis baby. (Too much amniotic fluid) Puts you at risk for retardation or downs. She did have tongue protrusion for a long time, and has certain issues being seen now. DS wants me to help with this problem.

    I just come too late for it to matter. She won't put the act and the punishment together. Pediatrician wants them to hold her arms down to her body and don't let her move and correct her.

    This is how they deal with autistic behavior that is out of norm.

    I spent the night with them last night and didn't see too much out of norm. I brought magic coloring to do and stickers to talk about and pretend with and all was going well. Madelyn couldn't tell me the animals and doesn't know colors.....but at 2 1/2 that may be on mark. I just know the speech is off.

    Poor thing is outshadowed too by sister Olivia who is amazing in intellegence. So anyway they were hopeful I could fix this with Maddy as she just bit a friend that came for play time.

    My guidance was she is not to be left alone with a child and follow what is leading up to this. Is it sharing? Communicating?
    Jealousy? Then you can figure around the result.

    Always cause and effect. I never had a biter. Once was all I needed and they feared if they did it again. Maddy hit her Mom back when she spanked her. I think figuring the prompt for the behaviour is the key.


    Any input from the fmily here......I raised mine in such a different time.

    Mimi, I hope for this to be something that is a variant in babies and it will be gone in a weeks time when he returns to the doctor......all will level off. (my wish for you). NancyB
    kasie75 responded:
    Hi Mimi,
    Not sure if I got this board down or not yet because I did not see your pic nor did I see the post about something being wrong with your new grandbaby! I am so sorry and I hope everything is going to be ok. What is wrong with the baby, I missed that? Whatever it is I know you must be so scared. It is so hard when little ones have to go through any discomfort.
    Glad to hear you are having some nice weather, it is getting very cold here in Kansas, I think its only going to be in the 20's the next couple of days.

    Let me know how the baby is doing and I will pray for your family.
    Take care and thanks for all of your great advice.
    dollbug replied to kasie75's response:
    Hello Kasie....go to the post which is titled *2 little brothers*. Someone made a beautiful picture of both of my GS at the hospital.

    There is another post about my GS being born as well.

    Thanks for asking. Thanks for the prayers and thoughts on my GS as well. We continue to hope and pray that he will be ok. He goes to a specialist in January, unless he has problems earlier about his kidneys.

    Take care.


    kasie75 replied to dollbug's response:
    Hey Mimi, found your pic, That is the cutest dang picture ever!! They will be best buds. My son is the youngest with two older sisters( hes ten) and tells me I should have had another boy so he had someone to play with.
    Hope everything goes ok with his kidneys, keep me informed.

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