OOPS! I am not sure what happened there... Anyway, I know that I have not posted in a while. My difficult child is doind a lot better emotionally thanks to Zyprexa, but continues to decline medically, so we have been at the doctor a lot. I have started a caringbridge site for her so that I can reach out to other parents who may be experiencing similar things with their children. Please visit if you are interested.
Oh my gosh what a beauty!!! My little difficult child came up and said who is that pretty girl!!! I told her it was another princess like her...
You web site is wonderful I hope this brings help and answers for your family.
by the way- Emily is blessed with hair like mine!!! My 2.5 yo has hair that is very curly as well, not as much as ours yet... but I can not get her to let me brush it! Did Emily let you as a little girl??? We try everything, leave in conditioner etc... she screams !!! I am ready to cut it, :frown:
I am a patient at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. I have a very rare kidney disease. I thought I would look at their clinical trials for mitochondrial disease since it seemed to be pretty rare.
They have lots of clinical trials for this. The doctors there are awesome and the medical treatment is cutting edge.
Thank you everyone. I will definately check out the trials site.
I know it has been so long. I have been dealing with doctors and the school has been giving me grief. We have another IEP on the 13th to discuss options for the rest of the year as well as next year, which is Junior High!! Em is having a difficult time in the classroom environment with all the stimulation that goes on (especially at the end of the year!). Her teacher would like her to be able to remove herself when she is overstimulated. If only that were a possibility... Right now we are trying 30 minute breaks. She has been helping out other teachers with students that need help with reading. Wow, what a difference in her self-esteem. She has not felt this good about herself in a long time. Now if we could just get the drama at the school to a minimum (class teacher doesn't agree with the resource teacher!) I am trying to stay out of it while getting Emily what she needs. Like I don't have enough drama in my life!!
We seem to get better emotionally only to have medical decline, which is what has happened recently. Emily is now slurring her speech pretty badly at times. Her psychologist doesn't think its the medications though. She was doing it a little less frequently before the medications, but was doing it nonetheless.
Anyway, I am also working on an on-line baby product business my mom and I started last year. I'm in charge of running the site and working the search engines. Needless to say, taking time for myself has been at a minimum in the past months. I will make a point to be a more frequent visitor here though!
I wanted to thank everyone again for the thoughtful words. Emily is doing so well this week it is amazing. It think being out of school is a major part of it. She is pretty much stress free this week. I am letting her do whatever she wants to do (in regard to activities).
The site is wonderfl and your daughter is so very pretty! I hope you do follow through at NIH i was going to take my difficult child there and had it all set up but he got into trouble and is not available and the study is now over. My easy child used to work for NIH they are terrific. -RM