I suspect I am suffering from Depression and I have no health insurance or current source of income - how do I get help? [more inside]
posted by jnnla
on Mar 18, 2009 -
Our newborn pees right through the preemie diapers, through two layers of clothes and into the crib/blanket. This happens every time. Help! [more inside]
posted by Happydaz
on Feb 11, 2009 -
How can a homeless person who has been injured (stabbed, for instance) expect to be treated at a U.S. city hospital with no money or health insurance? Surely they wouldn't let him bleed to death? And if they do turn him away, what are his options?
posted by Sully
on Feb 1, 2009 -
I need some handbag care advice for my girlfriend. She has a golden-tan leather Furla bag that is starting to get a little dried out. We're not in a big city, so going to a professional probably isn't an option. What can she do to treat the leather so it stays looking like new? Specific brand names of products we can order are preferable.
posted by stopgap
on Jan 3, 2009 -
I've decided to adopt a kitten for my fiance as a Christmas gift this year. She's an absolute animal lover, and she has been wanting to get a kitten for a while now (her cat of 15 years died this summer). I'm going to arrange the adoption and then have her pick the kitten out the day after the holiday. However, I'm going to arrange an assortment of kitten necessities for her to open on Christmas morning. Never having had a kitten, what do I need?
posted by ghastlyfop
on Dec 23, 2008 -
Advice for moving to a new place, 1 hr. from the old place, with 2 cats, and leaving town 4 days later for Thanksgiving holiday. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Nov 5, 2008 -
I am trying to resolve some angry and anxious feelings I’m having about emergency medical care my husband received this weekend. Very long story inside. [more inside]
posted by jay dee bee
on Oct 26, 2008 -
What are innovative ideas for healthcare to save money, increase efficiency and improve outcomes? [more inside]
posted by mintchip
on Oct 18, 2008 -
YANMD: Self-diagnosed high-groin sprain. Chronic for more than six weeks, further aggravated when I tripped in the airport today. It seems that the negative stress of catching myself completely tweaked it. 39yo Caucasian male [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 3, 2008 -
Care Bears movie about a giant crystal buried underneath a city that made everyone sad and possibly black and white? [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse
on Sep 16, 2008 -
I just found out my 14 year old niece broke both her femur and tibia and will be in a cast from hip to toe for the next 6 weeks! I want to put together a care package - any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bahama mama
on Jun 7, 2008 -
I am working as a home health aide in a private home and need some information about maternity leave. Details inside.
posted by Snoogylips
on Jun 3, 2008 -
I just had a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE experience with a doctor. This is the reason most people do NOT go to doctors. It kinda makes me not want to go to a doctor.
Let me give you the whole story so you can assess the situation, get really mad, and provide me with constructive advice. If you don't feel like reading it all, scroll to the bottom and tell me what I should do if I am unsatisfied with the quality of care from a doctor. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on
on Apr 15, 2008 -
Unique gift ideas for surprise birthday/care package for female friend in the UK for under $50 (not including shipping)? [more inside]
posted by swiffa
on Apr 10, 2008 -
Who do I turn to for help with my fruit trees? Should I go talk to someone at a garden center or do I need some kind of tree expert? Any recommendations for garden centers knowledgeable about fruit trees in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by Joh
on Apr 9, 2008 -
My Dad, now 70, suffered a massive stroke around 2 and a half years ago. He is quadriplegic and his wakefulness is limited. I need help to improve the quality of his life. Lots more info inside [more inside]
posted by razzman
on Mar 6, 2008 -
How to advocate for and aid a desperately ill, uninsured man in California? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Jan 3, 2008 -
My girlfriend and I are (probably) soon to be the owners of a 1 year old German Shepard. We know (and love) the dog and the dog knows (and, we're sure) loves us. But we've never been responsible for anything more than a plant before and that plant died. What are some tips other German Shepard owners can impart, in terms of what we can expect and how best to take care of him? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Jan 3, 2008 -
Books and resources for a single mother who doesn't really fit the stereotype of "mother", and is more about taking care about herself? Any other way I can help her? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Nov 7, 2007 -
Any specific suggestions for care package ingredients for a friend who has just had gastric bypass surgery? I want to give her a few small things that might give her a lift (and don't want her to know specifically that it is me asking, hence the anon).
I was thinking, for a young hip chick with a great sense of humor - maybe a small itunes gift card, some comic anthologies, a fun tote bag, sugar free candy? This isn't going to be a massive box or anything, I just want to make her smile during her recovery.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 17, 2007 -
I need advice as to what I should do with our pets now that my wife and I are separated. This is a cat/pet lovers kind of question other people probably wouldn't understand. [more inside]
posted by viiviiviivii
on Oct 13, 2007 -
My children go to a day care where the parents rotate responsibilities to show 'appreciation' for their child's care takers. Intent is to do something 'special' to express (however remotely we can demonstrate the scale of appreciation) how much we appreciate our care takers/teachers. These appreciation days rotate on a bi-weekly basis in my infant son's room and I have this Friday. The class has three teachers and their charges are all kiddies age 6-12 months. (continued...)
posted by lostinsupermarket
on Jul 24, 2007 -
My dog found a baby bird. What kind of bird is he and what do I do with him? [more inside]
posted by mphuie
on Jun 27, 2007 -
My mom went to visit my 96 year old grandmother in the nursing home today and found her slumped over in the wheelchair, drooling, clammy and unresponsive. The nursing staff said this had happened before (we were not informed then). They didn't think she had stroke, only possibly that her blood pressure had dropped. However, it was within normal limits when they got her back into bed. She was able to say "no", when asked if she was in pain. The only medication she is on is aricept. Aside from her age, what would cause her to lose conciousness like this?
posted by socrateaser
on Feb 19, 2007 -
i just had a cashmere coat made in china. it's beautiful, and i'd like to keep it that way. can i use scotchgard or something like that on it for preventative care?
posted by andifsohow
on Jan 21, 2007 -
I'm trying to help out a friend /wout health insurance who needs some psych counceling in NYC. I remember hearing about something attached to a college, where it was $25 or $50 an hour. Any info?
posted by andrewyakovlev
on Dec 6, 2006 -
I'm about to upgrade from a 1.0l Citroen Saxo to a 1.8l Mazda MX5 convertable.
As a first time owner of 1. a sports car, and 2. a convertable, what do i need to know in order to get the best out of it and look after it properly in the UK weather? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge
on Aug 25, 2006 -
With any luck, I'm about to take ownership of my first car. I'm not particularly mechanically minded, what are the basic things I need to do to maintain it? [more inside]
posted by chrissyboy
on Aug 15, 2006 -