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Forum: General Discussions 03-10-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,601
Posted By novasparker
Now. The neural tube undergoes formation before...

Now. The neural tube undergoes formation before you even know you are pregnant. In order to ensure you have the best chances for avoiding spina bifida and other neural tube defects is to ensure...
Forum: General Discussions 03-10-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,374
Posted By novasparker
There are no guarantees that a child won't wind...

There are no guarantees that a child won't wind up with spina bifida, whether you are getting adequate amounts of folic acid or not. But you can bs sure that you are increases his or her chances of...
Forum: General Discussions 03-10-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,319
Posted By novasparker
Are you pregnant or simply looking for your own...

Are you pregnant or simply looking for your own health? Of course your nutrient needs go up when you are pregnant and making sure you are getting enough folic acid is paramount to ensuring you don't...
Forum: General Discussions 03-10-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,669
Posted By novasparker
It is definitely possible to get the folic acid...

It is definitely possible to get the folic acid you need through your diet and is its actually preferrable to get it this way than through supplments. The reason for this is because your body is...
Forum: Connect with others 03-10-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,095
Posted By novasparker
Not directly, but I have heard of this. Is he...

Not directly, but I have heard of this. Is he under the care of a regular physician? If so, I can only imagine that he's on a calcium supplement to help slow down the progression of the disease. I...
Forum: Connect with others 03-10-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,005
Posted By novasparker
Be sure and check in often and keep everyone...

Be sure and check in often and keep everyone updated on how you guys are doing. You're heading down the path of a graet adventure, one that will be filled with plenty of joys, headaches and some...
Forum: Connect with others 03-10-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,314
Posted By novasparker
I think that hydro is a much misunderstood...

I think that hydro is a much misunderstood condition and that there are so many differing degrees of this condition that it makes it tough to help others through their struggles. I know that while...
Forum: Connect with others 02-07-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,415
Posted By novasparker
I think that it depends on what your child's...

I think that it depends on what your child's tolerances are and what the doctor thinks about the altitude changes. For the most part, I don't think that this is s a huge issue. I think that your...
Forum: Connect with others 02-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,916
Posted By novasparker
Hi and welcome to the forum. I wish I was from...

Hi and welcome to the forum. I wish I was from the Toronto area as I might be able to help you. I am not, unfortunately, but I do know that there are a lot of folks on this site that are, so you...
Forum: Connect with others 02-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,487
Posted By novasparker
My nephew was diagnosed with mild hydro and was...

My nephew was diagnosed with mild hydro and was not shunted either. He does well in terms of speech, though I think he's a little behind. And he struggles a bit in school (he goes to a mainstream...
Forum: Connect with others 02-07-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,472
Posted By novasparker
If you have a national carrier you just need to...

If you have a national carrier you just need to look into your policy to find a provider in the state that you want to have surgery in. If you have already found a provider that is not in your...
Forum: Connect with others 02-07-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,953
Posted By novasparker
I know that you are scared...there is nothing...

I know that you are scared...there is nothing more frightening than finding out that there might be something wrong with your baby. My brother's son was diagnosed with mild hydro and he's five now...
Forum: Connect with others 02-07-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 40,287
Posted By novasparker
Shunts malfunction often, just ask many of the...

Shunts malfunction often, just ask many of the folks on this board. Many of them have more than one shunt implanted because of shunt failure. Most aren't even removed because it is riskier to...
Forum: Connect with others 02-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,874
Posted By novasparker
I think that not only is it beneficial to others...

I think that not only is it beneficial to others to hear first hand accounts of what others go through when dealing with a condition such as hydro, it can be cathartic to those going through it. ...
Forum: Connect with others 02-06-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,594
Posted By novasparker
I have also heard of folks having more than one...

I have also heard of folks having more than one shunt in, though in most cases, only one of them works. The issue is that its riskier to not have one than to undergo the surgery to put one in. ...
Forum: Connect with others 02-06-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,557
Posted By novasparker
They don't see everything. They will see notes...

They don't see everything. They will see notes written by your doctor, but most doctors keep their notes short and more to the medical portion of the mental illness rather than from a more personal...
Forum: Connect with others 02-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,033
Posted By novasparker
I think it simply depends on your child and what...

I think it simply depends on your child and what the doctor recommends. It's a scary thought, but if your child doesn't seem to have any sensitivities with travel then you might have more to worry...
Forum: Connect with others 02-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,949
Posted By novasparker
If you contact them I would think that there...

If you contact them I would think that there would be some sort of documentation that walks you through the application and appeals process. When I helped my husband apply for social security...
Forum: Connect with others 02-06-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,874
Posted By novasparker
I actually sent my brother a link to your story...

I actually sent my brother a link to your story and he was floored. Once again, he has a child with diagnosed hydro and I think that we might be suspecting mild SB and sharing your story with him...
Forum: Connect with others 02-06-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,451
Posted By novasparker
My brother takes my nephew out into may public...

My brother takes my nephew out into may public situations...just treats him like he's no different than other people. Of course, he knows that there are limitations to what Brayden can do and can't,...
Forum: Connect with others 02-06-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,005
Posted By novasparker
Hi and welcome to the forum and congrats. Caring...

Hi and welcome to the forum and congrats. Caring for someone else who has disabilities is a tough thing to do and I think that fostering and adopting a child with these conditions is not only...
Forum: Connect with others 01-31-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,202
Posted By novasparker
I don't have any personal experience with it, but...

I don't have any personal experience with it, but I know that my brother had a heck of a time with his son. While he is somewhat continent now, it took forever to get him out of diapers and onto the...
Forum: Connect with others 01-31-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,073
Posted By novasparker
I agree. You need to be treated as a high risk...

I agree. You need to be treated as a high risk pregnancy. Most OBGYNs won't see you until you are further along, assuming it's a normal pregnancy, because they want to make sure that you aren't...
Forum: Connect with others 01-31-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,880
Posted By novasparker
Wow...I had no idea that an artificial sphincter...

Wow...I had no idea that an artificial sphincter was even possible. That just goes to show that the advances in medicine are truly amazing. Of course, it doesn't seem to be a perfect solution, but...
Forum: Connect with others 01-31-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,143
Posted By novasparker
Online support groups are a great idea. I will...

Online support groups are a great idea. I will ask my brother if he would be interested in joining since Brayden is his child and not mine. But I think that any opportunitiy that people can find to...
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