I was reminded this morning that I never updated y’all on how Emmett’s doctors appointment went on Tuesday. I’m still having bad days so things are slipping through the cracks and this was one of them.
Anyway, on to the update.
Emmett’s been dealing with chronic tummyaches for a very long time. We’ve had him seen countless times, just to be sure all was okay, and it always is. That being said, the tummy aches are real and they’re causing him to miss school.
The down and dirty is that there aren’t any obvious issues.
He is scheduled to see his Gastroenterologist in late April but until then, we are trying a few things.
One big thing we’re doing is increasing his intake of water. Dehydration can easily cause complications that can lead to chronic tummy aches. It makes things much harder to pass and that can cause tummy aches.
We’re putting him on daily Miralax to assist in this department as well.
These two things are the first steps in helping him deal with any physical causes for these tummy aches. The other side of the coin is emotional. Anxiety and stress play a roll in this as well. That is something that will be a continued effort within a therapeutic environment.
I think I mentioned previously that I spoke with the school they are addressing a major issue on their end.
That issue is that when Emmett doesn’t feel well at school, his teachers don’t call us, so we can get him. This is a major emotional hurdle for Emmett and frankly, a serious trust issue as well.
When we get him to at least try school, it’s always under the guise that of he’s not feeling well, we will come get him. Unfortunately, his teachers don’t play along and therefore Emmett no longer trusts that we will pick him up if he still isn’t feeling well.
We’ve tried many times to ensure that everyone is on the same page but nothing ever helps and as a result, we push him less because we don’t trust that they will call us either.
I spoke with the principal last week, at length. He said that there will simply not be any wiggle room. If Emmett doesn’t feel, they have no choice but to send him to the office and we will be called. This has already proved to be ignored by the teachers this week, but that’s for another post.
That is pretty much where we stand at this point. Emmett’s drinking more water and that seems to be helping some. Where we go from here depends greatly on how things go in the coming weeks.