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    He's three, right? He pretty much needs to be...

    He's three, right? He pretty much needs to be supervised all the time at that age, and redirected when he gets into something that is not for him. Sounds like he may have too much time on his hands?...
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    I agree you are being more than considerate. My...

    I agree you are being more than considerate. My husband has multiple (real) food allergies and he brings his own food. He never expects anyone to cater to him at all.
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    Oh gee. I work 50 hours a week (which is part...

    Oh gee. I work 50 hours a week (which is part time in my world) and have a husband who works more than that. We are pretty tightly scheduled and we tag team a lot. I do easy meals during the week: a...
  4. Thread: tics

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    I don't think there is any hurry. They would...

    I don't think there is any hurry. They would probably do nothing and just tell you what to watch for. They may also say it is not Tourette's but she is flirting with meeting the diagnostic criteria...
  5. Thread: tics

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    If she were my patient and had multiple different...

    If she were my patient and had multiple different vocal tics over a year, with family history, I would worry about Tourette's and send her to a neurologist. Sorry, that is totally not what you wanted...
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    She can do it and she doesn't choose to. She wins...

    She can do it and she doesn't choose to. She wins and you lose, doesn't matter what you do. You have to hand the control back over to her and let her make up her own mind. She will do it once she...
  7. Thread: Lice *shudders*

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    comb comb comb comb comb!! (with a lice comb). ...

    comb comb comb comb comb!! (with a lice comb). You can get rid of them without chemicals if you comb every day for a while, and keep up the vacuuming. They make electric lice combs that you can buy...
  8. Thread: Hair Cut

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    Mine lost her curl when I cut it...but I had to...

    Mine lost her curl when I cut it...but I had to because it was so long she would pee on it!! She likes it long but we have a rule that it has to be in a ponytail for school. Once you have been in a...
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    I think I would take her. It could be...

    I think I would take her. It could be constipation but it could be her appendix or a weird UTI too... Crying from pain for days is not optimal :( I am headed to work right now if you want to head...
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    We (and school) work on the distinction between...

    We (and school) work on the distinction between "reporting" (someone needs help or is in danger) and "tattling" (commenting on someone else's behavior). Then I ask, "are you reporting or tattling?"...
  11. Thread: Low Grade fever!

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    (^^ and I am a pediatrician so you should listen...

    (^^ and I am a pediatrician so you should listen to me in this case!)
  12. Thread: Low Grade fever!

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    I would most definitely take an abnormally fussy,...

    I would most definitely take an abnormally fussy, not feeding well, 99.9 temp 2 week old in tonight. No question about it.
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    I am a big fan of "Wow." and just stare at them...

    I am a big fan of "Wow." and just stare at them for a minute.
    People squirm really good.
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    If he has no GI issues, is totally fine, and has...

    If he has no GI issues, is totally fine, and has been tested for celiac, I wouldn't take my kid. Personally.
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    Don't know if I agree with that. At least for me,...

    Don't know if I agree with that. At least for me, there are a lot of things I have to do, a lot of things I like to do for myself, a lot of things I like to do for my kid, and a lot of things I like...
  16. Thread: Sick of life

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    PPD or not doesn't totally matter - you are...

    PPD or not doesn't totally matter - you are overwhelmed and you need some help. Completely understandable place to be given your current situation. Anyone who has parented little kids should...
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    dp

    dp
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    I don't have a thyroid gland and am hyperthyroid...

    I don't have a thyroid gland and am hyperthyroid for medical reasons. I take a ton of thyroid replacement and my TSH hangs out at about 0.01. Before replacement it was around 100. I didn't have a...
  19. Thread: Snack thread

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    edamame?

    edamame?
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    You can bring the carseats to the gate and gate...

    You can bring the carseats to the gate and gate check them; then you pick them up as you walk off the plane. Less chance of loss or damage but you still would have to haul them all the way to the...
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    Mine went to a conference that required a plane...

    Mine went to a conference that required a plane trip and a hotel when she was a week old...
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    I wouldn't use any more pain drops in a...

    I wouldn't use any more pain drops in a perforated ear. Augmentin should get it under control, and she does need a recheck eventually to be sure the perforation heals up right, but probably not for a...
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    I have seen 3 babies die from this very thing in...

    I have seen 3 babies die from this very thing in my career.
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    I think they will likely call that normal! Let us...

    I think they will likely call that normal! Let us know...
  25. If it is hard like bone I would let somebody lay...

    If it is hard like bone I would let somebody lay hands on it. Could be nothing but it is hard to say without feeling it!
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