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  Topic: Winter Red Face again.....
KStrickland10

Replies: 14
Views: 235

PostForum: Questions   Posted: December 18 2007, 7:28 PM   Subject: Winter Red Face again.....
Yes, I can see this is going to be a problem every year. I am going out tonight to get the vanocream from Walgreens. Hope it works. Everyone keeps asking what is wrong with his cheeks.....! I want to ...
  Topic: Winter Red Face again.....
KStrickland10

Replies: 14
Views: 235

PostForum: Questions   Posted: December 11 2007, 3:30 PM   Subject: Winter Red Face again.....
Well I will now be on a mission to get all these things that have worked for you guys. It seems that something different works for everyone. Thanks for the tips.....I can't bear to go through this ev ...
  Topic: Winter Red Face again.....
KStrickland10

Replies: 14
Views: 235

PostForum: Questions   Posted: December 09 2007, 8:21 PM   Subject: Winter Red Face again.....
Cameron's infamous red face is back just like last winter. It is red and patchy, almost with a dry scaly appearance. I know that some of you have mentioned this with your kids. What do you use that he ...
  Topic: Special Needs Trusts
KStrickland10

Replies: 4
Views: 115

PostForum: General   Posted: November 08 2007, 8:34 PM   Subject: Special Needs Trusts
That is expensive. We were told about $1500 at a Special Needs conference we attended. I don't know how people can afford this!
  Topic: Special Needs Trusts
KStrickland10

Replies: 4
Views: 115

PostForum: General   Posted: November 08 2007, 8:34 PM   Subject: Special Needs Trusts
Holy crap! That is expensive. We were told about $1500 at a Special Needs conference we attended. I don't know how people can afford this!
  Topic: Special Needs Trusts
KStrickland10

Replies: 4
Views: 115

PostForum: General   Posted: November 08 2007, 8:34 PM   Subject: Special Needs Trusts
Holy crap! That is expensive. We were told about $1500 at a Special Needs conference we attended. I don't know how people can afford this!
  Topic: The butterfly effect
KStrickland10

Replies: 3
Views: 238

PostForum: General   Posted: September 09 2007, 7:44 AM   Subject: The butterfly effect
Great speech....I have passed it along as well.
  Topic: Anyone interested in this t-shirt?
KStrickland10

Replies: 21
Views: 798

PostForum: General   Posted: September 07 2007, 4:48 PM   Subject: Anyone interested in this t-shirt?
Me too, me too. I would love an adult medium if you have one. Let me know how much!
  Topic: We lost our precious sweet pea
KStrickland10

Replies: 124
Views: 4520

PostForum: General   Posted: September 07 2007, 4:41 PM   Subject: We lost our precious sweet pea
I am so so sorry to hear of this loss. He is a beautiful little boy. May god comfort you during this time of grief.
  Topic: A very cool experience.
KStrickland10

Replies: 21
Views: 533

PostForum: General   Posted: September 02 2007, 9:24 PM   Subject: A very cool experience.
It's really wonderful that there are people like this out there. Good for you!
  Topic: Things you overhear...
KStrickland10

Replies: 7
Views: 359

PostForum: General   Posted: September 02 2007, 9:22 PM   Subject: Things you overhear...
I find it is very hard when someone rips us out of our perfect world and reminds us that our children are what others consider to be "handicapped". I know what you mean....these comments hit ...
  Topic: In hospital and frustrated long
KStrickland10

Replies: 14
Views: 528

PostForum: General   Posted: September 02 2007, 9:19 PM   Subject: In hospital and frustrated long
I agree, follow your instincts. Ask for another opinion. We will be praying for you!
  Topic: Buddy walk ideas?
KStrickland10

Replies: 7
Views: 248

PostForum: General   Posted: August 29 2007, 7:47 PM   Subject: Buddy walk ideas?
Since our Buddy walk is coming up in October, I was looking for ways to incorporate our team name. We will not get our shirts until the day of the event, so I need some other ideas on how to do this. ...
  Topic: Me, president?
KStrickland10

Replies: 1
Views: 152

PostForum: General   Posted: August 22 2007, 7:46 PM   Subject: Me, president?
Okay guys, I need some reassurance or some guidance or something. Okay long story short. When Cameron was born I got really involved in our local DS group. We have since become incorporated and I was ...
  Topic: nightmare
KStrickland10

Replies: 31
Views: 1206

PostForum: General   Posted: August 09 2007, 6:24 PM   Subject: nightmare
I'm sorry you have been hit with all of this. It's amazing that it wasn't noticed sooner by her drs. Prayers coming your way.
  Topic: Julia in dire need of prayers ***UPDATE 8/9***
KStrickland10

Replies: 48
Views: 1418

PostForum: General   Posted: August 09 2007, 6:17 PM   Subject: Julia in dire need of prayers ***UPDATE 8/9***
Prayers to this sweet little girl and her family.
  Topic: When did you make peace with your child's DS diagnosis?
KStrickland10

Replies: 36
Views: 2113

PostForum: General   Posted: July 29 2007, 8:19 PM   Subject: When did you make peace with your child's DS diagnosis?
I'll tell you when I get there.....just kidding. I feel like I have pretty much come to terms with it and I do very well for the most part. I will say that it took a little over a year and some meds t ...
  Topic: AVSD Repair and Mitral Valve Leakage Question - long
KStrickland10

Replies: 6
Views: 349

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 29 2007, 8:00 AM   Subject: AVSD Repair and Mitral Valve Leakage Question - long
Cameron had his AVSD at 6 months and also had a mild leakage in the Mitral Valve. Our doc too explained that this is very common with this type of surgery and that as long as it didn't worsen, it woul ...
  Topic: Not bearing weight at 18mths are we alone on here?
KStrickland10

Replies: 16
Views: 793

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 28 2007, 7:46 AM   Subject: Not bearing weight at 18mths are we alone on here?
I am right there with you. Cameron was 18 months yesterday and hates to bare weight. He will do it long enough to get what he is after then he just lets his legs collapse. I have tried everything too, ...
  Topic: Newbie Questions Hello!!!
KStrickland10

Replies: 36
Views: 1645

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 19 2007, 7:36 PM   Subject: Newbie Questions Hello!!!
Just wanted to welcome you and your sister to the site. You have come to the right place. I hope things will settle down for you guys soon so you can enjoy the baby. And hopefully you can find a good ...
  Topic: Working Moms?
KStrickland10

Replies: 39
Views: 1444

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 15 2007, 3:54 PM   Subject: Working Moms?
I work 3 days a week which at this point is too many. My job is really flexible and allows me to do whatever I need to do for Cameron, however I feel like I would be just as well not to work....excep ...
  Topic: DS Clinic Visit
KStrickland10

Replies: 18
Views: 831

PostForum: General   Posted: July 09 2007, 11:11 PM   Subject: DS Clinic Visit
I'm sorry you have had a bad day. This has been one of my fears as well. I have always worried about the dual dx. Please feel free to vent to us anytime, we are here to listen
  Topic: Teaching an infant to read?
KStrickland10

Replies: 7
Views: 706

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 09 2007, 6:04 PM   Subject: Teaching an infant to read?
Okay this may be a silly question, but here goes. I attended a seminar last weekend from a company called out of the box. The company says that their flashcard system will teach your child to read at ...
  Topic: Autism question?
KStrickland10

Replies: 3
Views: 334

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 06 2007, 7:51 AM   Subject: Autism question?
Thanks for the info guys. I just always wondered at what age you could tell the difference.
  Topic: Autism question?
KStrickland10

Replies: 3
Views: 334

PostForum: Questions   Posted: July 05 2007, 9:47 PM   Subject: Autism question?
Just curious....as I know that several of you have children with dual diagnosis. How old were your children when you suspected something was wrong? And how long did it take your doctors to diagnose au ...
  Topic: Delphine got a Spinoza Bear!!
KStrickland10

Replies: 21
Views: 1032

PostForum: General   Posted: July 05 2007, 9:30 PM   Subject: Delphine got a Spinoza Bear!!
Cameron got one too. Ours was from Women of the Moose and Cameron just giggles when he touches it. We applied for ours about 8-9 months ago and I had totally forgotten about it.
  Topic: need advice for tongue/open mouth
KStrickland10

Replies: 9
Views: 598

PostForum: General   Posted: July 01 2007, 8:50 AM   Subject: need advice for tongue/open mouth
Oral motor, oral motor, oral motor.
  Topic: Chris Burke Concert/Dance in Myrtle Beach
KStrickland10

Replies: 7
Views: 517

PostForum: General   Posted: June 26 2007, 9:45 PM   Subject: Chris Burke Concert/Dance in Myrtle Beach
That's awesome Courtney....where is the link for hotels in the area? I will have to see how much it will cost, but maybe we could come.
  Topic: Whats with the no teeth?
KStrickland10

Replies: 15
Views: 739

PostForum: Questions   Posted: June 25 2007, 6:27 AM   Subject: Whats with the no teeth?
Cameron has two bottom teeth that he got right at a year. He has had none since then and no sign of any to come. As for weight....he is small too. Just 16 pounds and he eats all the time.
  Topic: Oral Motor Exercises
KStrickland10

Replies: 5
Views: 510

PostForum: Questions   Posted: June 23 2007, 8:22 PM   Subject: Oral Motor Exercises
A lot of people I know use the Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson techniques. She has books and materials you can purchase and do yourself as a parent. The stuff is kinda expensive, but a lot of people swear by i ...
  Topic: Special Needs Trusts?
KStrickland10

Replies: 2
Views: 251

PostForum: General   Posted: June 23 2007, 8:18 PM   Subject: Special Needs Trusts?
Okay, so I attended a seminar this week on planning for your child's future. Government benefits, trust funds etc. My question is do any of you have Special Needs trusts set up for your kids with DS? ...
  Topic: Did anyone read Dancing Lessons in Good Housekeeping
KStrickland10

Replies: 6
Views: 380

PostForum: General   Posted: June 23 2007, 8:15 PM   Subject: Did anyone read Dancing Lessons in Good Housekeeping
I'm not real sure what purpose that article was supposed to serve. Was her intent to learn more about people with disabilities or to simply get a chance to write about all the negative things she obse ...
  Topic: No More Helmet (Before & After Pics)
KStrickland10

Replies: 22
Views: 1025

PostForum: General   Posted: June 22 2007, 3:42 PM   Subject: No More Helmet (Before & After Pics)
His head looks great....! It was definitely worth it.
  Topic: How long after heart surgery...
KStrickland10

Replies: 15
Views: 696

PostForum: General   Posted: June 20 2007, 7:43 PM   Subject: How long after heart surgery...
Our surgeon and team said 6 weeks.
  Topic: "Your child may have PT or OT, but not both" Is...
KStrickland10

Replies: 12
Views: 626

PostForum: General   Posted: June 20 2007, 7:39 PM   Subject: "Your child may have PT or OT, but not both" Is...
It's hard to tell b/c things vary from state to state. Here in VA you can get OT, PT, and ST all at one time through EI if you "need" the services. But and here's the catch, they cannot work ...
  Topic: KENNEDY IS IN REMISSION!!!!!!!
KStrickland10

Replies: 98
Views: 3902

PostForum: General   Posted: June 20 2007, 7:34 PM   Subject: KENNEDY IS IN REMISSION!!!!!!!
That is great news.
  Topic: 5 words...
KStrickland10

Replies: 73
Views: 3290

PostForum: General   Posted: June 20 2007, 7:32 PM   Subject: 5 words...
Cameron is....Silly, moody, stubborn, flexible, and of course soooo cute.
  Topic: Tiffany and Taylor's wedding (tissue warning)
KStrickland10

Replies: 17
Views: 1119

PostForum: General   Posted: June 18 2007, 5:06 PM   Subject: Tiffany and Taylor's wedding (tissue warning)
OMG! I loved it. I remember one of my first thoughts when I got Cameron's diagnosis was "he will never get married". I was so wrong. They were so adorable
  Topic: Sad news
KStrickland10

Replies: 43
Views: 2126

PostForum: General   Posted: June 15 2007, 7:47 PM   Subject: Sad news
This is so sad, I don't know what to say
  Topic: Update on Carson
KStrickland10

Replies: 22
Views: 888

PostForum: General   Posted: June 15 2007, 7:35 PM   Subject: Update on Carson
I know it is frustrating when you just have to wait. Our prayers for Carson that it is nothing serious
 
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