Yeah, when I first logged in, I used a not-real name. It took a long time between posts. I could post, but I had to wait a few minutes between posts. It's probably a forum feature to prevent spammers from spamming a ton of threads at once, since spammers usually use not-real names.
I suggest changing your name to something that sounds real. That might fix things?
Anne Miller wrote:Many cities have public housing where low income folks can apply.
There are also some health related retirement homes that can be of assistance. Usually the home knows how to work with medicare/medicaid to get the applicant in. These are not nursing homes. Sometimes they are church related.
I've been trying to figure out public housing, but it's hard, because it's not something I'm familiar with, and she lives a state away, 8+hour drive away. The state she's in has a lower cost of living than mine. So, does she live in my brother-in-law's state, or our state? It's overwhelming thinking about all the possiblities. I don't even know where to start.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Michelle, have you been able to get your MIL to a neurologist to see if there is some more aggressive treatment that can be done to help with her condition? Treatment of mental and neurological conditions is evolving rapidly, so the physicians she sees regularly may not be aware of all options.
I don't know who she saw at the various mental hospitals she was at. My brother-in-law tried calling and talking to her doctors a lot, and they won't give him ANY information. I don't think I'd have any luck contacting her doctors, as I'm not a blood relative, and it's really hard trying to get my husband to remember to call. He works nights, so by the time he comes home, he's ready to pass out.
I know she's seen counselors and phycologist. Can a neurologist do anything for Dissociative Identity Disorder? The identities are REAL, just as real as your identity is or mine...
One thing I don't see people talk about is: What do you do if your elder has a deteriorating mental condition that makes them violent at unforeseen times, and you have young children?
We always thought and planned that we would trade off taking care of my mother-in-law with my husband's brother. But, then she became violent with my nieces, and her mental condition is one where she doesn't have control of that violence. (She has Dissociative Identity Disorder, so litereally another not-very-nice personality takes over). She doesn't have a job, her physical health is deteriorating, and she is applying for government disability. She actually checked herself into a mental hospital and was there there for a few months and is now in a temporary shelter. But she can only be at the shelter for a few months, and then has to find a place of her own...
We don't know where she'll live! I can't imagine her disability check will be enough for an apartment, and we all have young kids and we don't want them endangered so we can't have her live with us and take care of her...and we're all kind of scraping by. My parents advice me we shouldn't send money or pay for my mother-in-law's support, since we're so tight on money ourselves. Our budget IS tight, but we can't just abandon her to the streets! My brother-in-law just kind of shrugs his shoulders and says she'll have to figure that out. But, she's not able to care for herself!
We weren't expecting to have to make these sorts of decisions, and especially not so soon! We didn't know she would get violent and be a danger to our kids. We figured we could have her live with us as she aged.... What do we do now??
My daughter is 1.5 year old and has recently developed what appears to be premature thelarche of one breast. She hasn't been to the doctor yet, but the appointment is scheduled for Friday. Her favorite snack is freeze dried organic sugar peas. Some days it makes up over 50% of her diet (not including breast milk, which she drinks a large, unquantifiable amount of, nursing frequently in the night and 3-10 times during the day). She also teethed on a bit of plastic as a baby. Other than that, she eats organic and pesticide-free foods, loves to munch on kale outside, eats no dairy other than breastmilk and some sheep cheese. No soy, or processed sugars/starches, either.
Could the peas be causing the thelarche? Are there safe herbs that could influence her endocrine system and stop the thelarche?
Thank you so much! I'm worried that the the thelarche could progress into precocious puberty. I'm already planning on packing up all of her and her brother's plastics toys (they were gifts from others) in hopes of reducing the phytoestrogens that are coming from plastics.
You see, I'm planning a birthday party for my 13 year old son. Searching around for information on Gir and his culinary preferences, I ran across this forum. Anyone have ideas on what to serve at the party--or even fun decorations? My son really likes tacos, so that seemed like a good idea... Help me make his party special!