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Would you be able to care for a child with extensive special needs?

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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I am talking about extensive physical and cognitve needs-

Would you care for that child in your home when they were an adult?

What do you think the care consists of?

by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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audreesmama
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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No, I wouldn't. I don't feel like I have the mental capacity to handle it for life, mine or theirs.

I think you're incredible for everything you do for your son :-).
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sadiebug1228
by Silver Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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Yes I would do whatever is nessicary. My dd has severe developmental delays already and no one knows the future for her but I don't think she'll need extensive care when she's an adult.
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illinoismommy83
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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Nope. Wouldn't happen. If we found out about the extensive needs of the baby during the prenatal stage we would mourn the loss of our child in the fetal stage.

I'm not that strong. I'm not ashamed, it just is more than I could handle. More than I would want to handle.

just_hc
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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If my child needed care of any kind then yes, I would make sure he/she was taken care of.

AleaKat
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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Honestly I'd try but I don't think I'd be very good at it.
My patience is thin with 2 healthy kids.
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Jcothrine
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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i would do my best to care for my child under any circumstances.....

JC

Stephd710
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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No.  I know a lady who has a daughter my age who has severe mental handicaps (she is diminished in mental age, she always thinks she is dying, constantly calls 911, runs away from home to go to the hospital, gets violent, etc).  She has had her in group homes, felt bad and brought her home several times, but it never works out.  She just cannot be handled at home.  But on the other hand, the group facilities and doctors dont want to deal with her either, they just want to drug her up.  Its really sad.  

hippiemamax3
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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Thats what I do for a living. The care delends on the individual. But some things I encounter are: colostomy bags, trachs, feeding tubes, insulin injections, various medications in various forms, enemas, bathing, dressing, changing, toileting, brushing haor amd teeth....then there are some that just need someone to "watch" them. In that case we go shopping, play games, get ice cream, go to baseball games, watch tv, basically whatever makes that individual happy.
Oh and I forgot...the higher needs ones that do take food by moth usually need that food "prepared" (chopped, ground, pureed- whatever their need is).
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Pink.Sunshine
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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probably not but its hard to say when I don't actually have one.

atyou
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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Absolutely, without a doubt.


Huge props to anyone out there doing it.
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