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  1. Forgive me. I did not mean to imply anything offensive. Bowing out of conversation.
  2. home_based_mom

    Who Gets Sick With Honey?

    Several years ago I gave my daughter some Royal Jelly in honey. She threw up within seconds. This was a kid who ate Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast *EVERY DAY* for almost her entire life. (She now eats the ones from Trader Joe's that do not contain barley malt, but that's another issue.) Several weeks later we tried it again with the same results. She still doesn't eat straight honey. It just doesn't agree with her. Perhaps it doesn't agree with you, either.
  3. According to a school nurse who goes to my church, MRSA has become the fourth leading cause of death in the US. (I'm sorry - I don't know where she got that statistic but probably from a professional publication.) It's not annoying. It's deadly. It stays alive on surfaces for up to 90 days. You need to disinfect every surface in your house that you touch with your skin with alcohol or bleach. That includes furniture. Because of repeated infections, you may even want to wash your clothes in alcohol. Your sister and her husband need to do the same thing. If anyone has a gym membership, cancel it NOW because that gym is not cleaning surfaces between users. More info: MRSA in Schools MRSA Among Athletes Environmental Management of Staph and MRSA in Community Settings Healthcare-associated MRSA Community-Associated MRSA I really hope you find a doctor who will look at your son as a whole person and not just as a list of symptoms. Something is obviously wrong and the poor little guy needs to start down the road to recovery as soon as possible.
  4. We had to put a cat down a few years ago. I held him during the process. It is SO hard. His health took a nosedive fast just like your cat's did. {{{hugs from me, too}}}
  5. Has anyone heard from Lisa since she posted this problem?
  6. Try some of the bread or cake mixes from Pamela's or Gluten Free Pantry. The ones I have on hand do not contain dairy or soy and either do not call for them to be added or have alternate directions. They are not your mom's but they are good. Pamela's chocolate cake is excellent and even better if you add chocolate chips. If you can't find them locally they can be purchased online. It's a good idea to educate your family about celiac. It's important for them to understand that untreated celiac is fatal, and it's a slow painful death, just as death from a lifetime of smoking is a slow painful death. Washing a couple of extra dishes is a small price to pay for a healthy mother. Hopefully your kids will come to understand this.
  7. I suggest you send a PM to board members "tarnalberry" who lives in the north end and/or to "cruelshoes" who lives in the south end for recommendations. Hope you feel better soon.
  8. home_based_mom

    Hand Washing

    Alcohol-based wipes should do in a pinch.
  9. home_based_mom

    Can You Wash A Salad?

    If it were dog poop would you wash it off and just eat it? Did you get it all? Are you sure?
  10. This needs to get bumped to the very top of your priority list. Kidney infections can become very serious very quickly. It either needs to be dealt with ASAP or eliminated as the problem and whatever is causing the problem needs to be found. Nausea + fever + passing something in the urine is not a good combination.
  11. As is often the case, "new, improved" is only half right!
  12. This has been happening for years with all sorts of products. Companies have to choose between raising the prices - which you would definitely notice, or reducing the quantity of product in what otherwise looks like the same packaging and hope you don't notice. It is indeed a sign of the times.
  13. Unfortunately you've probably gotten all the information you're going to get. P&G has a reputation for being very tight-lipped when it comes to ingredient disclosure. They claim it's proprietary information. You might want to buy from another company.
  14. home_based_mom

    Issues At Work

    Were you aware of the dog/dog food situation when you accepted the job? Was the owner aware of your health issues? If I were you I would start looking for another job ASAP. You probably will have absolutely no success changing a situation that worked for everyone else before you started there. In the meantime, it might be worth it to talk to the boss and ask that the dog food be kept in an enclosed plastic or metal container.
  15. If it were me, I'd find a new rheumatologist. This guy is not going to help you in any way.