Why Mama Panda Bear – Part 3

Facebook, June 30, 2012:  I feel like I need a week off work just to research my kid’s diagnosis and figure out how to do everything we need to be doing for him! Facebook, July 2012:  ‘Need to buy a present for a bday party for one of The Dude’s classmates today. Asked him what […]

Why Mama Panda Bear? Part 2

  Where it all started.  My husband and son sleeping mid-day because they both had strep! So now it’s mid-June 2012 and I’m armed with a possible diagnosis.  I read everything the NIMH has available on PANDAS, print it all out and make another appointment with the pediatrician. During the 3 days we wait to […]

Why Mama Panda Bear? (Part 1)

Awww…isn’t he cute?  PANDAS…it sounds adorable.  Unfortunately, the PANDAS I’m referring to is neither cute nor cuddly and has, at times, been devastating for my family. In May 2012, my 4 year old son (who had always been a super amiable, easy-going kid – we’ll refer to him as The Dude) began to exhibit some […]