Special Needs Kids Doctor Appointment Tips

We took our special needs kid for a doctor appointment yesterday and realized that there's so much we have to learn. I hope sharing these tips will help others and open up discussion for more information. Special Needs Child This is the first time that I'm using the term "special needs" for my daughter, Sammi. At the age of 12, she has been diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Anxiety, Depression, and Narcolepsy. She has severe indoor and outdoor allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, gets frequent sinus and ear infections. She is being evaluated for sensory, … [Read more...]

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Children’s Sudden Sickness

As some of you know we're dealing with a children's sudden sickness. Our daughter, Sammi had an episode of a high heart rate about three weeks ago. It happened at school when she complained of chest pain and the school nurse found her heart rate in the upper 130's. I took her to the emergency room, which ended up with a visit to the a pediatric cardiologist, an echo-cardiogram, blood work, a halter monitor and a sleep study. We were told that she had Tachychardia, Mitral Valve Prolapse and was prone to dizzy spells due to the heart palpitations (high heart rate). The only instructions we … [Read more...]

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