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Adult Child Living At Home Contract
I needcontract with adult child living at home. Both mother and son have extreme anxiety issues, including depression and lack of self-worth.
Whatever the way of living has been, it doesn't seem successful.
Anxiety and depression are hard to bear & hard to live with. Maybe time to take all to a therapist and see what can be done to change things. This does not have to be permanent.
Sometimes one personalone cannot find a better way. The chances improve when a thearpist witha different view joins in. ...Read more
What is the right age for a child to move out of parents home? Is it wrong for a 20 year old to still being living at home. She has a job and helps out but wanted to know if there is an age that is not good for a adult child to live at home. She is planni
18-25: 18-25 on average, but of course it depends on multiple factors. ...Read more
Everything does: All of our experiences affect our lives. It depends on the care provided in the foster home, how long the child was there, and most importantly - how the child views the experience. Living in a foster home isn't ideal but happens when a home environment isn't safe or nurturing for a child. Children who live in foster homes often go on to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. ...Read more
What happens if your adult bipolar child has to come home to live, should you ask for any financial compensation?
It depends on: Their level of functioning. I would require that they B in therapy & under supervision of a psychiatrist 2 insure they R on the right medications & keep them regulated properly. If they R working contributing financially makes sense. If not, treatment could have getting back 2 work as a goal. Some family therapy is also adviseable. If they regress U should be in communication w' their therapist. ...Read more
Lightheadedness, tightness in my head, pain in my neck, cant stay on any tasks almost like im living in a dream kind of feeling I'm a stay at home mom and it started after my second child was born I talk in my head like I would if reading a book on my own
Seek supportive Tx: You might try your OBGYN for a good referral to a specialist mothering psychotherapist. Especially if the birth was recent, this may be like post-partum depression. It's not unusual to need some help through these times and you'll feel much better once you find some. Your children will benefit too as will all those who are close to you. Don't wait. This time is precious for all of you. ...Read more
Can a baby get accidentally irradiated from an adult person that just came home from radiation treatment?
If the adult received any type of external beam irradiation (imrt, protons, cyberknife, etc.), then no. If the adult was given a radiopharmaceutical such as radioactive iodine or a temporary internal radiation implant, yes.
http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family. ...Read more
Step 1: add parents' height in inches.
Step 2: if child is male, add 5 inches to total from step 1. If child is female, subtract 5 inches from total from step 1.
Step 3: divide answer from step 2 by 2. This is the predicted adult height of child, give or take 2 inches above or below. ...Read more
Go to ER: A hemolytic crisis is nothing you want to treat at home. Go to the er asap. ...Read more
Autopsy: If the cause and expectation of death are both understood, a death certificate can be signed. If cause unknown or death is unexpected, autopsy is mandatory. ...Read more
Virus yes, Sx no: The croup is a description of a group of similar respiratory illnesses that come to a common symptom. The deep cough of the 6m to 8yo sounds like a seal bark. The process is triggered by a variety of viruses that commonly cause uri's or laryngitis in adults. The reason for the barking noise is the vibrations made by the kids rubbery airway during a cough. The adult airway is to stiff to vibrate. ...Read more
Yes: Immunity from measles following natural infection is considered life-long, barring any underlying immune disorder. Of course, there are always exceptions to this, although uncommon. Your doctor should be able to send a blood test to check your antibody titers against measles to help you determine if you are still at risk. ...Read more
Hand placement: And depth of compressions. You can lean more from the american heart association. ...Read more
More intensive chemo: Yes, chemotherapy regimens for pediatric acute leukemia are usually much more intensive and the dose usually is higher than the chemo for adult patients. Children are much tougher than how they look. They get higher dose of chemo and more intensive, but they tolerate them very well and would bounch back right away. ...Read more
Generally yes: It kind of depends on what you mean by "sick". Active fever -yes! Vomiting, diarrhea -yes. Runny nose without other symptoms -no. Cough that has been there for a week -no. Tummy aches without fever, vomiting or diarrhea. Only complained about in the morning before school - no. When in doubt, see your pediatrician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Depends: In 2010 data, the average cost for a middle class family to raise a child from birth to 18 years was $222, 360 (22 % higher than 1960's). This does not include college costs. Depending on the level of functioning, independence-adjustments need to be factored in. Where you live; are you a single parent; what's your income; public vs private school...All will have to be considered. ...Read more
Police Report 1st: There is no time limit for reporting sexual abuse. Police will take a detailed written statement. Sexual assault is a crime against the state, thus the police will determine if there is enough evidence to press charges. You become a witness to the crime. It can sometimes take years before charges are laid & the case goes to court. Criminal charges must be proven "beyond reasonable doubt.". ...Read more
Hygene and culture: Good hygene, washing with plain soap and water, of the impetigo, hands, clothes, towels, bedclothes. But our studies in families show that others often may be carrrying the bacteria, and that culturing, using effective antibiotics, as shown by the culture, and treating the household members, is the only way to prevent recurrent infection in the household. ...Read more
No: No carrier state in measles. Once you get the disease you develop antibodies for life. You can transmit the disease only in the acute phase or when you have the active measles infection. Not otherwise. Hence we advocate to immunize all kids. This is to prevent active infection and it's spread from person to person. ...Read more
Many ways: You can have guilt, depression, anxiety, self destructive behaviors or problems with sex. You can have unrealistic ideas about sex and even become a child molester yourself. It might be best to see a counselor to discuss the events and any unhealthy emotions that you might be experiencing. ...Read more
Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Scarlatina is a simple rash produced by some strains of group a strep. By itself, it is irritating and will sometimes peal like a sunburn. As long as the underlying strep infection is treated within a week to 9 days of rash emergence, no long term effects (rheumatic fever) would be expected. If untreated, the risk of rheumatic fever is the same as that of strep without the rash. ...Read more
Easier for kids: The younger you are at tonsillectomy, the better you seem to do. Younger kids vs teens, teens vs 20's, 20's vs 30's... The older ones seem to have a worse recovery with longer duration of pain. Sometimes it is because there has been a longer time for scar tissue to build up. Smoking and other medical comorbidities like high blood pressure can also make healing slower or you more likely to bleed. ...Read more
Common issue: Tonsillitis is a common, usually minor problem in childhood, adolescence or adulthood. It is somewhat more worrisome for kids 4-10 who may have some airway compromise due to tonsil & adenoid growth. At any age it can be complicated by abscesses or other issues. Individual experiences & therapeutic needs must be based on history & exam. ...Read more
Young or old adult?: Young adults - 30s & 40s - with asthma have had it since childhood or had it during childhood, then had resolution for a decade or so, followed by recurrence. They might recall only having bronchitis often when younger. This is a continuation of a chronic, usually allergy-based illness from childhood. Asthma starting after age 50 is a different disease & usually not allergic in origin. ...Read more
Constipation: 2-3 tsp karo corn syrup/4 oz water 1-2x's /day for infants < 6 mos. Prune juice, baby prunes or pear juice for babies older than 6 months of age. Prunes/prune and/or pear juice, increased fruits/vegetables for older children. The common denominator for kids older than 6 months is increased fiber. ...Read more
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