It’s been a rough night and a very uncertain Monday morning. Elliott was up well past midnight, unable to sleep. I’m not sure what time he actually fell asleep but he’s dragging more than usual today.
Emmett had nightmares all night long and is dealing with sinus drainage that’s making him nauseous. He’s refusing to go to school because he feels like he’s going to puke. He needs to get to school. I need to go walking and finish working on this week’s episode.
This is probably transition related for Elliott and Emmett. They had a great time with their mom and grandparents but it’s still emotional and it’s still a change.
Gavin didnt sleep well either and I’ll explain more about that later, because I need to figure out a solution for him.
I’m not looking forward to the struggle this morning but I’ll taken on whatever I must to get everyone through the day.
I didn’t see a place to comment on the next post but: it seems like that is a conflict that might’ve been best handled immediately. Still, with a sick child in the car? Makes it impossible. I’m upset and I’m not his mom! Once when Jacob was chronically sick all the time, we managed to get him to school after he was off for 2 weeks. The school REFUSED to let him call home. Consequently, he had a relapse and missed another 2 WHOLE FUCKING WEEKS. So I think my son’s school tried to do what THEY thought was right? Yes, but they seriously messed up.
Also, when Henry developed full blown fibromyalgia at the age of 14, he ended up missing the last grading period in 8th grade. (In fact, he was never able to go to a classroom again and finished online and GED.) A teacher friend told me the school had to tutor him and I literally had to ask for a tutor. Oh, and the tutor turned out to be a stone cold bitch, telling Henry he had to work hard (no matter how bad he felt). Do I think she thought she was doing the RIGHT THING? Yes. No matter that Henry was very, very ill.
So…other people can be convinced that what they are doing is right, while they hurting other people, by implying they are lying, or that they are lazy. Not saying that is what happened at your school. Just that everyone there can be convinced they handled it appropriately, while your son ends up devastated. I hope you get the answers you need, and you may need to shake some of them up.
(BTW, I hadn’t thought of these episodes for years, not specifically. As you know my sons are adults, the oldest does work in spite of his autism, while the youngest is still very, very ill. But Emmett’s sad story brought it back. And this is why I am not a local school booster, because special needs kids slip through the cracks.)