It was another long night. Emmett went to bed not feeling well, but I assumed it was likely emotional in nature. My thought was that he was upset because he didn’t get to see his mom this weekend like he was supposed to.
She hasn’t been feeling well and missed their Wednesday visit also. It’s upsetting for the boys but it’s not like it’s anyone’s fault.
Before canceling this weekend, she had gone to Stat Care, which is our local version of a walk-in-clinic. Turns out she has strep throat and we sincerely hope she’s feeling better. Her and the boys have always been very susceptible to strep for some reason. It’s always been that way and if we get it here in my house, the kids will just pass it back and forth. I don’t want that at all.
Anyway, I thought this was perhaps why Emmett wasn’t feeling well before bed and why he was having a hard time falling asleep last night. He did eventually fall asleep but then woke up in the middle of the night not feeling well. I was up with him for a few hours before he fell back asleep, only to wake up in the morning, still not feeling well.
I was able to get Elliott off to school and my hope is that Emmett can go half a day. Sometimes he does better with a late start. While not ideal, it’s better than missing the entire day and it feels like a middle ground. Attendance is obviously important but frankly, I feel it’s insane to hold special needs children to the same standards as their typical peers.
Kids with special needs will be more likely to miss school for any number of reasons. This is just the way it is. Punishing them for it only adds more stress to families already drowning in it.
Anyway, my plans for the day have had to change. I wasn’t able to go walking and Gavin wasn’t able to get his blood work done this morning either. It’s frustrating but we have to adapt.
I’m really hoping to get Emmett to school shortly. Fingers crossed.