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fellows members mental/ spiritual/ smoketual? support needed

apdallaround Nov 20, 2015

  1. AJD1

    AJD1 Prince Of Darkness Brigade Member

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    Praying it will pass and all will be back to normal.
     
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  2. kd0g

    kd0g JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Smoke sent, keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
     
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  3. waterdogs

    waterdogs Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Thoughts and prayers are headed your way....:thumbsup:
     
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  4. Obijuan Kenobe

    Obijuan Kenobe Our only hope! Brigade Member

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    Wow. Sick kids are really really the worst thing for feeling powerless. So try not to focus on what you can't do, or don't know. Focus on caring for your kid...focus on monitoring symptoms...focus on monitoring your emotions to keep a level head for the sake of the rest of your family. Your woman needs your support and reassurance.

    Listen to your doctor...and ask every question you feel you need to. I find it always good to get a little background information to try to keep up.

    http://sickle.bwh.harvard.edu/fe-def.html
    http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Anemia/Iron-Deficiency.aspx
    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ida/signs

    I am not saying your child has anemia due to iron-deficiency. I am saying that reading some of the info at the above links might help you expend the worried energy you are filled with while you sit by your child's side.

    Gosh it's easy to give this advice when you are on the outside looking in.

    No arm-chair quarterbacking here. Just listing the things I do wrong in these situations without a little reminder, and some of the ways I have gotten around these mistakes.

    obi
     
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  5. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Prayers to you and yours, I know this feeling all to well.
     
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  6. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    thank you all for the thoughts.

    i greened as many as i could and will continue once 24 hrs has past.

    right now they are focused on his diet. This little guy loves cheese and dairy and turns his head for meat, veggies, etc. Dairy binds to iron and the body passes it rather than absorbs it. Any iron he is eating probably passes right out via the cheese, yogurt, milk.

    we are to cut 80% of his dairy other than milk. also they started him on an iron script. hes gota start drinking more juice too because the vitamin C helps the body absorb iron. we are gona get him a bunch of baby pouch foods with spinach as an ingredient.

    they are going to watch his levels with these diet changes to see if it helps.

    if its no help they will look into the other things

    knowing his diet is completely off for proper iron digestion gives me a little comfort. its something we can change easily.

    i will read as much data as i can find. i've already been reading a bunch.

    i do feel guilty for letting him eat so much dairy because he prefers it. when i was a kid you ate your green beans, lima beans, brussel sprouts, spinach or you got nothing else to eat.
     
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  7. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    Watermelon is very high in Iron.....not so plentiful this late in the year, though.
     
  8. dymond47

    dymond47 Better than gold or platinum

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    Hope he gets better soon, keeping you all in my prayers.
     
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  9. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    dang Mobile Intermess
     
  10. sickboy

    sickboy Marsupial Brigade Member

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    Uncool!:( Sent!

    sickboy
     
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  11. Worker

    Worker Slacker Brigade Member

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    Prayers for your child.
     
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  12. silkworm

    silkworm Silky Devil JDBA Official Member

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    Smoke and positive thoughts. Hope for the best.
     
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  13. El Gringo

    El Gringo dashing devil

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    Prayers sent..
     
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  14. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    thanks everybody, its really appreciated. 3 months of changing his diet around until they take another blood screening. iron takes a long time to build up. still sending greens to you all slowly but surely, another 24 hours i will send more.
     
  15. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Don't worry about the green business.........unless it's leafy green veggies for the Lad.
    Seizures can be frightening as fuck , but can also be fairly harmless in terms of long term damage.
    Hopefully , you'll get the cause nailed down and it will be an easy fix.
    Smoke and prayers incoming.
     
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  16. falcon125

    falcon125 the express train to mayhem Brigade Member

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    Just saw this

    Prayers for your Boy.

    Happy to hear they think diet can fix it. Nothing worse than seeing your child sick and/or in pain.

    He's gonna eat so much spinach his nick name will be Popeye.:devilwag:
     
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  17. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    this boy dislikes spinach very much but we are trying to blend it well. tons of chickpeas, he likes them and they are decent in iron. watermelon seems to be wanting to give him the shits:manganr:

    he had another little melt down spell this eve but he snapped out of it much faster.

    we got the pediatricians recommended straight iron supplement and he liked the flavor. every pharmacy within an hour probably moreso from us doesn't carry it so we ordered from amazon saturday. arrived usps with the mail today. thank you postal employees!
     
  18. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Trying to cut time on the internet, I just found this thread. My heart goes out to you and your family . Your son will be in my prayers ,,and keep us all informed .

    Nothing but Respect,,,Gary
     
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  19. test2oob

    test2oob The Collector JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Prayers for your son you and all around you. Know what its like to be afraid for a family member but not one so young and will continue to send positive thoughts your way. :booger:
     
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