Just an Update!
Friday, August 24, 2012
To all of your who read and responded to my last blog, thank you for your words of wisdom and support. I just wanted to give you all an update about what has happened since then.
My son is now on his third day of school. The day before school, we saw the primary dr. about his knees and getting a note for some school situations. She wasn't super supportive, but she wrote a note for him to give him elevator privileges and a few extra minutes to get to classes if needed. I tried to see the Asst. Prin. that day, but she wasn't in so I had to leave her a msg. She finally called me back and we had a long talk about what was going on with him and also about his attendance from the previous year. I was sure to let her know that I had ever dr's appt. documented and all the info should be in his Nurse folder. She, of course, didn't have it, but said she'd look into it. But, for the rest of the year, unless he's vomiting or has a fever, we have to get a note from a dr about why he isn't there. He gets the occasional migraine and she said we'd even need one for that! Like I'm going to bother the dr. for a note about being home with a migraine! I'm NOT taking him into the dr. when he has one.
Anyway, he's been able to get around school pretty well and hasn't had to use either privilege yet. He has an ongoing note from the office saying he can use them if he needs to. He comes home every day completely exhausted from the stairs and all of the walking. It's harder and harder to get him up in the morning!
How has all of this impacted me? Well, I was a nervous wreck the first day. I had a hard time finding things to keep my mind busy and off of what was going on at school. Yesterday I did some yardwork for about 2 hours, to stay busy, and today I'm in major pain (lower back pain and fibro). I won't get much accomplished today! Next week is curriculum night on Wed, so I think I might feel a bit better after I meet his teachers and see what he faces every day.
Eating-wise, I've been trying to be good and have been for the most part. I've done activity every day so far. I usually eat ok but as the day goes on, I get worse and worse. Anyone else like that? I've been really trying to not emotionally eat. Believe me, it would be very easy right now.
Finally, I'm glad the weekend is almost here. I'm glad we made it through 3 days of school. I'm hoping next week will go well too. Here's to happy kids and content moms!