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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:39 PM
New threaad time ladies
Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:07 PM
Oh T I so hope he doesn't get any worse tonight -That rash looks horrid, poor little man
Hey, looking at his picture though, he doesn't look to be too skinny (In my, clearly professional opinion).
Miranda You could be on the right track, though I was just thinking he's using his intelligent mind to find new and creative ways to get me into his room at night!
Kay We are surviving, but I really feel like it's taking its toll on my ability to do, well, anything. I also don't feel like I'm the same bubbly easy going person I used to be, like I'm just a little more on edge - though that could just be me being a nutter and have nothing to do with the lack of sleep!!
He generally has a reason as to why he's waking - but half the time I think he's full of it and just wants me to come in. His reasons - a drink (he has a water bottle under the edge of his bed where he can reach, but will still call out if he wants a drink), I lost Rainbow(the unicorn he sleeps with ), toilet(rarely), bad dream (rarely), a strange shadow is scaring him(some pillow/book/piece of clothing needs moving), hot/cold, lately pin & needles in his hand(a new one, was def real the first time - totally freaked him out, and perhaps the second, but last night he said it just to get a hand rub in the middle of the night! Matt called him on it and he rolled over and went back to sleep). Problem is he is VERY good at lying so it's hard to tell if he's for real or not.
He wakes, yells "MUUUUUM" over and over until I come in, he's bloody loud, he'd not only wake Tien if I didn't come in, but probably our neighbours too! As often he is quite scared of something, or in actual need of my help, I don't want to just ignore him all the time, but I don't know what is wrong, or why he's awake without going in, and then he's got what he wanted if he's putting it on. We've tried sticker charts, all sorts of things, I think I'm just destined to never sleep again
OK, sorry, once I started typing that just went on and on....clearly it's something that is really getting to me, amazing how when you open those gates is all comes pouring out!
Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:40 AM
I can imagine Belle!!! Sounds like he just doesn't sleep that deeply maybe? My niece is extremely bright and is also a terrible sleeper. She is 13 now and still doesn't need much sleep. Nate sleeps deeply now but the problem with that is that when something wakes him he can't say what the problem is and just cries and howls and whinges for aaaaaaages.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:55 AM
OH holy hell T!! Just saw those pics. Poor baby. How is he this morning??
Well I think the council must have come over to inspect the house next door. They are out there chopping down all the bushes out the back of our (and the neighbour's) fence! The neighbours might not be happy as they are a bit of a screen for them atm but I suspect they'll be putting in a solid fence eventually anyway. It needs doing anyway as kids could easily use the bushes to climb the fence. Hopefully penis man will have nowhere to hide now either
Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:27 AM
He's worse this morning. Wheezing again as well. Lips swollen. It's extremely distressing. G temp of 39 now too. Back to doc this morning. He swabbed my throat yesterday so hopefully we'll find something out. But that's unlikely to explain the rash.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:28 AM
Belle - those are all the same sleep stuff we have here. Both of them though (G lesser extent). L is getting better though (doing it less often) - so maybe K will too.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:33 AM
Ha - on the lying too. L is unbelievably good at it. It's scary.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:13 PM
OMG T, sounds awful. Let us know what the doctor says.
Nate just thumped a kid at the park. Apparently because he told Nate the bike rack was an exercise bike. He scratched a boy in the face yesterday after losing all the running races.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:08 PM
Does anyone know how long a kid should be off redipred before they can start again?
Toby has just had 2ml x 3 days (as per his asthma plan). He had the last day yesterday. We were at the Drs in the afternoon, and he was hugely improved (we were there about putting him on a preventer).
Today he has been worse again, though. Not struggling too much, but short of breath all day, worse when he is running around (which he has been, because after 4 days on ventolin he is majorly hyper!). Normally I would put him on redipred again at this point, but he hasn't been off it for that long, and I know you do need to be a bit careful with it...
Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:14 AM
Sharon - so his last day was Thursday? We've often taken the boys off it only to have to put them back on a day later (sometimes at the doctor's behest) - and in fact may have to do this with G in the next day or two. It's more of an issue if they've been on it for two weeks and you've weaned them off it, and then they have to go back on it.
It's more likely to be the pred making Toby hyper - being a steroid (ventolin is not a steroid). Day 2-3 starts that here, and L, being on day six, is bouncing off the flipping walls, and emptying the fridge and cupboards. I hate what it does to him, makes him completely manic.
Has Toby been put on a preventer yet? Sounds like maybe he should be.
Well - GP switched us from Amoxycillin to Rulide, and L's spots are almost gone (but he's still wheezing). He's not convinced that's what it was though (especially as he's had a reaction when sick, without being on ABs). But could be an onset of penicillin allergy, or an auto-immune response, or an antibodies reaction to drugs. I hope we can get into the specialist rapidly.
The scariest things - is that one of the first things they give for this kind of reaction - is prednisolone (usually stops it in its tracks apparently) - and he was already on that when it started!
Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:35 PM
T - Stuart gets something like that from time to time - for him it is an allergic reaction to a virus. Did you try phenergan?
I am pretty sure it is the ventolin - when he was in hospital last month they said that the ventolin will make them hyper when they are having large amounts. He has been on redipred before without that type of reaction. Plus he hadn't had the pred for about 36 hours when he was at his most hyper last night, but he had been still having ventolin all day.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 01:26 PM
Pred's effects can go on for a few days following cessation (or longer depending hoe long they've been on it - in L's case it will probably now take 4 or 5 days for the effects to cease) - it's cumulative.
Ventolin speeds up their heart rates - which is why they have to closely monitor that when having continuous nebulised ventolin in hospital. I'm not saying that ventolin can't make them hyper, less so than pred - but it IS the main side effect of prednisolone - and would be unusual for a child on pred for a few days, not to be hyper (and it does get worse the more frequently they have it).
No phenergan - claratyne and polaramine. It's gone now. Yes, could be an auto-immune response to the virus. Anaphylactic one this time though so very worrying - especially as pred didn't help it...
Edited by Titania, 17 July 2010 - 01:27 PM.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:00 PM
T - holy crap! Poor boy and poor you! Glad to hear it's gone now..
Sorry to hear about all the sick kids - hope they're all on the mend soon. Mine have been okay (touch wood!).
Kay - big MASSIVE Yuck at penis man! I would've reported him as well. Even if they dont catch him, it's a good warning for other parents etc..
Sorry cant post more.. Will try and BBL!
Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:51 PM
T - I'm glad he's a bit better now but yeah, wow, what a big worry.
Lynny - I don't think reporting it would have given any parents a heads up. He would have just made an excuse for it and then I would have been fair game for retribution. I am certainly going to speak to the owners of the house about it (especially after another conversation with SIL and what she saw made it pretty clear he was not having a wee which is what I was hoping was the explanation). Since he's their tradesman I'll leave it up to them what they do about it. Thank goodness the fencers came yesterday and put their back fence in so now the pool is fenced off properly and also no one can see out to the park - also means I can't see in and keep an eye on him though.
I was really shaken up about that woman attacked in her house in Cromer yesterday. I realised how vulnerable I feel knowing this potentially dodgy guy is out there. Silly really but I never felt that way before because its a 'good' area. Although we do get a LOT of tradesmen cold calling so I do always have the security door locked.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:39 PM
OMG. Cromer's just down the road. I had no idea about that attack. Wow, I don't think DH will be allowed to go anywhere until they catch him.
Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:33 PM
Spoke to the neighbour last night. She was horrified. She knows who it was. He is finished working there now and won't be back. Up to me now whether to report it or not. I still feel that I won't. I will just be so nervous every time there's a knock at the door. I would definitely do it if he didn't know where I lived but I just can't do it.
Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:12 PM
When I was a kid - we used to have a pervert living around the corner from us. Old guy - flashed his winky (haha) at us kids every time we were at the playground.
I finally told my folks after the old guy (who seemed harmless enough to be fair) tried to call a younger girl over. I must have been around ten - and she must have been maybe 7 or so. He just seemed a lot more insistent that this young girl go close to him.
Went home told folks, dad being him went around to the park and threatened to bash the old guy - who didn't understand. Turned out there was a halfway home for sex offenders and crazies in the street behind us. This whole incident set the neighborhood on fire and the place was shut down.
Just my two cents.. I'd call the cops. You would never forgive yourself if someone else's kids, or a neighbour, were molested by this creep. He already knows where you live - I'd be scared enough about that. Retaliation - at least there would be some proof already.
I had a prowler for years when I was younger - and the hardest thing was proving anything. Far better to have something on record. I imagine - if he s that brazen, he's probably already got some kind of record, and regardless it's going to put the fear of god in him - whereas if no repurcussions happen - he's going to think he's capable of anything - which is actually worse for you. IMHO.
I'd be more nervous at a knock at the door without having reported it. The cops won't do anything unless there's something on record - like having a witness - which you already have (even if the guy is in your home while you are out).
You do what you feel is right - just my two cents.
Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:15 AM
Yeah thanks T. The difference is that this guy is not from around here. He is a tradesman who was doing some work and is now gone. Also there is still a possibility that he simply didn't see us. Sure he was having a tug in a park, definitely not cool, but supposing he really didn't see the hold in our fence and missed us walking across - he was actually in a very private spot (apart from the hole). If that is the case and we report him and he gets fired for example then he might take retribution. KWIM? Argh, I jut don't know.
Anyway in other news, does anyone know if its super freaky for a 4 year old to be able to read backwards writing quite fluently?
Well my day off has been cancelled thanks to sick Leo. Was finally going to get back to yoga. Oh well, will have a quiet day at home instead I guess.
Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:20 AM
Oh T, I forgot to say how awful having a half way house for sex offenders in your neighbourhood!! We had a dodgy "Uncle Ted" in our suburb and also a dodgy Year 7 teacher . We were so naive we used to just laugh about him copping a feel whenever he could.
Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:09 AM
Super freaky. LOL.
Oh - ok - I thought he had definitely seen you and was actually exposing himself to you on purpose. That changes it then.
Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:20 AM
Anyway in other news, does anyone know if its super freaky for a 4 year old to be able to read backwards writing quite fluently?
Probably not much more so than having a 4 year old that reads fluently. At that age their perception of direction is not as well formed (which is why they often write letters backwards as well).
You still have one very freaky talented child, though!
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