Thursday, April 20, 2006

More thoughts

I spent my lunch hour talking to my friend L~, who spent 20 years running a NAEYC daycare center before she retired to get married and pursue a baby girl from China.

I was discussing with her the good advice of Christina, aka Mrs. Broccoli Guy, on the below topic.

L~, who, over 20 years, spent a lot of time with infants and toddlers, wondered if Tung's vomiting wasn't caused by something as simple as acid reflux. I think this is an excellent question. Then she said, "you really have to have a specialist look at this file." So, we are going to do that.

Also, I emailed the Vietnam coordinator to ask for more information from the foster mother about Tung's vomiting, and if he eats anything other than formula and rice soup. Also, I inquired about his sleeping habits, because the file is silent on that matter, and, raising one son with a serious sleep issue, I'm not sure that I am up for raising two sleepless boys. (Obviously, I am expecting sleep problems for several weeks when we come home, but, it is important to me to know the child is capable of a regular sleep pattern.)

I said to my friend, "I want to feel about this child the way I felt about C~H~ Dung. But, I am so worried about these health issues." So she said, "With C~H~ Dung, there weren't any health issues - I think you only sent him to your doctor to confirm that there werent' any issues. You are never going to be comfortable with this decision until a specialist looks at this file, because you already know that there are issues."

That's all for now,


Blogger Robinson 4 said...

You'll make the right decision! Let us know what the Dr. says!

Friday, April 21, 2006 12:19:00 AM  
Blogger Lin said...

I'm a lurker and the mother of a six year old who "vomits easily". To me, it's not a big deal.

Yes, my son was diagnosed with reflux as a baby. He also vomits when he gets a fever. He can also work himself up into vomiting when he has a temper tantrum. A cold with a bad cough can also lead to vomiting.

Probably TMI, or maybe not. Kids who puke frequently, for whatever reason, learn the feeling of when they're going to throw up and can be taught where it's appropriate to throw up (toilet, bucket, outside, etc). It's a lot like potty training.

If you want to talk more about kids and puke, feel free to email me. Best wishes on the decision you're facing!

Friday, April 21, 2006 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger Lin said...

An email address might help....Ygrainne at a o l dot c o m

Friday, April 21, 2006 9:19:00 AM  

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