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My son is almost three months. What are the normal temps for him and what are the temps for a fever. Thanks. Iam a new mom.?

My son is almost three months. What are the normal temps for him and what are the temps for a fever. Thanks. Iam a new mom.?

Varies: The normal temperature varies a bit during the day with it's lowest value between 4-6 am & highest about 4 pm.We normally expect the core or rectal temperature of a 3 mo to run 98-100 with levels <97 being low and >100.4 considered high. ...Read more

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My son did not get pain relief for circ 20 years ago. Was I a bad mom?

My son did not get pain relief for circ 20 years ago. Was I a bad mom?

That was the routine: Up until about that time they never did.The early use of any local anesthetic,injected to numb the penile nerve, was met with concern.What if the penis never worked right when they grew up? Over time,the experience of other docs led the way to the practice now.But I recall a doc asking me not to do so for his kid after I did so routinely.He doesn't remember it.If he's acting odd, that didn't do it ...Read more

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How much should my son weigh he's 15, a male and his height is 5'5 (by the way I'm his mom)?

How much should my son weigh he's 15, a male and his height is 5'5 (by the way I'm his mom)?

Weight: At 15 years and 5"5" your son is about 1 standard deviation below the mean, well within normal limits. Average weight would be about 110lbs. If you are concerned about his growth/height/weight please ask his Pediatrician/General Physician, the professional that knows him best. ...Read more

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How tall will my son be.Hes 12 and 5, 11 1/2.Mom 5'7.Im 6'2.Hes always growing and has always been tall.His moms dad is 6'4.My dads 6'0.?

How tall will my son be.Hes 12 and 5, 11 1/2.Mom 5'7.Im 6'2.Hes always growing and has always been tall.His moms dad is 6'4.My dads 6'0.?

Depends: At this point the kids predicted height based on normal growth is 6'1" , but to reach 5'11" at 12 would suggest he will be taller. If his bone maturity index (obtained from hand x-ray) shows a 12 yr pattern & not 17, then he has potential for about 2.5 inches/yr until done.You can download a growth chart from www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts & follow this by plotting his heights at different ages. ...Read more

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My son is about 4'9 and almost 11 1/2. I am 5'2 and dad is 6'3. My mom is 4'9. She was never diagnosed with anything. Worried he will be short.

My son is about 4'9 and almost 11 1/2. I am 5'2 and dad is 6'3. My mom is 4'9. She was never diagnosed with anything. Worried he will be short.

Average expected: Your son is on course to reach 5'10" to 5'11" or average male height,if he continues on his past growth rate. Your mom may or may not have had any issues.Your final height would have been expected to be the average of your parents less 2.5 inches.Her input likely held you back if your father was average height ...Read more

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All my life my mom has given away what I treasured, momentos, cats, puppies. Since he was little, she has tried to buy my son. Now shes succeeding....?

All my life my mom has given away what I treasured, momentos, cats, puppies. Since he was little, she has tried to buy my son. Now shes succeeding....?

Not sure of question: Sounds like giving things away a child likes and treasures would not win that child over. Is mom is giving your son "treasures" to win him over? What could be the difference in mom's eyes between now and then? Is it intentional? Is mom aware? Can anyone talk to her reasonably? Be open and kind if asking her about it. Most important is continuing a loving strong bond with your son. ...Read more

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My sis step son calls me mom.At his moms full time she ignores him a lot should I stop him or just ignore it and <3 him don't want him to feel unloved?

My sis step son calls me mom.At his moms full time she ignores him a lot should I stop him or just ignore it and <3 him don't want him to feel unloved?

It's OK: If this child feels that close bond to you enough to call you mom, please don't burst his bubble. He already is dealing with step and blended family situations and is likely feeling very insecure about who is who and who really loves him. I'd go so far as to tell him you just love when he calls you mom, and let him know your door is open for him to talk, confide and take comfort with any time. ...Read more

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At what age is it no longer ok for a single mom to share hotel room with son?

At what age is it no longer ok for a single mom to share hotel room with son?

No formal rules: There are strong taboos against incest present in our society. Moms and offspring can share hotel rooms at any age and there are no rules against this. This is a matter of common sense and economics. ...Read more

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Can I get financial assistance for insurance for my son that has mom reaching 65 before he does 26?

Can I get financial assistance for insurance for my son that has mom reaching 65 before he does 26?

Not unless!: High deuctible insurance is the best. Rates are much lower on a 26 year old, than an older individual. If is important, help suggest some jobs that offer insurance. Virtually all federal and state programs, means test! there are free clinics in many otwns, including my own, knoxville, tn. ...Read more

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My son is 5foot6 he wears a twelve in shoe size he is 11 I am 5foot11 his mom is 5foot3 how tall is he going to be.

My son is 5foot6 he wears a twelve in shoe size he is 11 I am 5foot11 his mom is 5foot3 how tall is he going to be.

Variable: The predicted final height based on maternal/paternal height is 5'9.5" which corresponds to his present height at 11.You can obtain a growth chart from www.Cdc.Com/growthcharts and follow the kids growth pattern. ...Read more

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My son is 11 and is about 4'9. I am 5'2 and his father is 6'3. My mom is 4'9 and my dad is 6'. I am afraid my son will be short. Or will he be tall?

My son is 11 and is about 4'9. I am 5'2 and his father is 6'3. My mom is 4'9 and my dad is 6'. I am afraid my son will be short. Or will he be tall?

Shorter than dad: Unfortunately, mom and dad both contribute equally to expected height.Boys are expected to reach the average of parental height plus 2.5 inches. This would be about 5'11".He is average height for an 11 yo and the average for male adults is 5'10. So it is most likely that he will be shorter than dad, but average for the population. ...Read more

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Will my son be tall.Hes 12 and 5'10.Hes always been tall.He was 5'7 at age 11.Mom is 5'7 and i'm 6'1.Hes been 5'10 this whole month.His moms dad 6'4?

Will my son be tall.Hes 12 and 5'10.Hes always been tall.He was 5'7 at age 11.Mom is 5'7 and i'm 6'1.Hes been 5'10 this whole month.His moms dad 6'4?

Likely: Most 12 yo will continue growing until age 17, so t is likely he will be tall.An expected height for your boys would be the average of the parents height plus 2.5 inches which would place him at 6'1/2", but he could be taller. An x-ray of his wrist/hand could evaluate how soon growth would stop. ...Read more

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My bro has no respect for no1 he stole my moms gold not once but twice, recently he stole 347$. My mom was so upset how can her son do that.plz advice?

My bro has no respect for no1 he stole my moms gold not once but twice, recently he stole 347$. My mom was so upset how can her son do that.plz advice?

Entitlement: It appears that your brother feels entitled to the property of his mother, and that feeling may or may not be derived from training he received as a kid or a change over time. If it is reasonable within your culture to report the issue to the elders, or authorities, you should do so. Failure to do so allows the belief to continue.There must be consequences to bad choices or they will continue. ...Read more

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I was holding my son who is 1 when i got severe stabbing pains in the right side of my groin area. Please help im a busy mom?

I was holding my son who is 1 when i got severe stabbing pains in the right side of my groin area. Please help im a busy mom?

Many possibilities: The origin of the pain could range from a muscle cramp to a kidney stone. Without more history and an exam, the data is just not there for a specific label. If it persists or worsens, seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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My son has just turned13.He can dunk but complains about his legs after working out.Hes 5'11.What could it be.Im 6' and his moms 5'7.Her dads 6'5?

My son has just turned13.He can dunk but complains about his legs after working out.Hes 5'11.What could it be.Im 6' and his moms 5'7.Her dads 6'5?

Several Things: Could be either poor flexibilty, stressing his legs when active.Also too much flexibility may have this effect.Also, he could be working out too much.May not be in the best shape .Your pediatrician should be able to help.Doubt any serious problem. ...Read more

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My 14mo old son is running a 102.3F fever after I came home from work. He was under the blanlet with mom too. Emergency, sickness, or nothing to worry?

My 14mo old son is running a 102.3F fever after I came home from work. He was under the blanlet with mom too. Emergency, sickness, or nothing to worry?

Sickness : Please have him evaluated by your pediatrician to see if he needs any medication for any infection. Could be viral or bacterial. They will need to do his physical exam to check his ears, throat , lungs etc. ...Read more