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rbaltimore110 karma

It really happens that fast. My son (2 at the time) was swinging on a rope swing. I was maybe ten feet away, sitting on the grass with a neighbor. We both turned around to call one of our dogs back (I don't remember whose it was) and in that nanosecond, my son got the rope twisted around his neck and was HANGING from it. He was too little to realize that his knees were two inches from the ground, and all he had to do was stand up to stop hanging. I don't think I have ever moved faster in my life. He was totally fine. He had some rope burn, but a lollipop and lots of hugs fixed him up.

I still have nightmares about it. My neighbor cut the swing down the next morning.

rbaltimore55 karma

There was a guy in my city who was recently convicted of assault because he was deliberately infecting women with HIV. Apparently he contracted HIV from an ex-girlfriend, so he blamed women in general and tried to infect as many as he could.

On second thought, this wasn't at all recent, but the case definitely left an impression.

rbaltimore48 karma

Edit: I worded this weird. Let me rephrase.

I would be shocked if your doctor had not considered all of the possibilities and then tested for them, including GBS if it made sense based on your symptoms. When my son was in the NICU after his birth they ran through a differential diagnosis that, from what I can tell, encompassed every known disease on Earth. Doctors really do not like to just shrug and say "Who knows what it is? I'm bored, let's stop doing tests."

rbaltimore46 karma

I have a 4 year old son, and I can see differences between your experience as a mom and mind. I'm not tearing you down, I just wanted to validate your perception of your own parenting experience.

rbaltimore41 karma

What kind of research did you guys do for the Dexter character? I was a social worker and have some experience with very disturbed sociopaths, and you got his psychopathology pretty bang on.