So it turns out that I’m going to be writing a little sooner than I had planned.
I’m not looking forward to getting up in the morning. It’s a little after midnight and Emmett is already telling me that he doesn’t want to go to school because he’s not feeling well.
I wish I knew what the hell is going on with him and these tummy aches.
The not wanting to go to school is getting very difficult to manage because it’s very clear that there’s a reason for it I just don’t know what the fuck that reason is.
We had a really rough start to Tuesday morning and it appears that Wednesday is going to be a repeat.. 😦
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I’ll try to answer you both at the same time.
First of all, you’re preaching to the choir because I’m very aware it’s a problem and I’m already doing everything I know to do. Lol
I’ve spoken to Pattie at length as well as the school. I’ve spoken to his pediatrician also.
I think the problem is these fever cycles in combination with anxiety, stress and a serious lack of expressive language skills.
He only stays home on the rarest of occasions for these tummy aches but almost every day he doesn’t want to go. There’s nothing going at school causing a anything goes significant enough to cause this.
I was speaking with his therapists at Akron Children’s yesterday about this and we think that because of his inability to use expressive language, everything tends to be labeled a tummy ache.
He’s missed 10 days of school this year but the bulk of it was when the boys were sick a the prior to Thanksgiving. They’re not in any danger with the school and educationally, he’s still ahead of everyone else.
I agree with what you folks are saying. It’s just not as back and white in real life.
How many days does Ohio allow kids to miss before they’re considered truant? Any child who misses a lot of school here has to show legitimate reasons why, and ‘my stomach hurts’ isn’t one of them. I agree with tannawings that something is going on and you need to figure out what it is. Has this been brought up to Dr. Pattie? If so, what is her opinion?
Something is happening there…. he is missing way too much school. If he is physically ill, or its another reason it has to be addressed and quickly.
If he had it checked out at the Dr and thats been ruled out, perhaps at therapy it can be brought up. I am sure you do not want to try and homeschool 3 boys…. youre at the end of your rope as it is.
Have you tried the ‘it’s your job’ tactic? I used that one fairly successfullly, and it might work with him. Who knows.
In any case good luck getting him to go,I am sure he has homework like mad piling up.
If he can make it to OT, it means he can make it to school. Soon, the school is going to be calling if he is missing too many days. The other thing that can be potentially affected is his SSI. He has to have something in place and be attending school since he is under 18 (or 22 and attending)