When Our Kids with Special Needs Return to School Feel free to grab this button and put it on your own site, or use it in in a Restraint and Seclusion post on your site. Right Click and Save As … We all have to be our child’s best advocates. Just a few days ago I planned to write a back to school post about the kind of “back to school boogie” I’m doing as my children with special needs go back to school. But, my sweet mental boogie was derailed yesterday with a surprise note home from Logan signaling a change of teacher this year for his special needs classroom. Those of you who have followed the Cafe for a little while might remember a post I wrote a while back concerning Logan, restraint and seclusion, and the teacher who thought a rifton chair was good placement for him way too
We met with David’s psych team today. We are doing everything right. They are surprised that it has taken us this long to seek placement for him. We talked at length about the issue with David spitting up his meds, and were told that it is all about David wanting control. Has nothing to do with him not liking the taste of his meds. As much as I like this psychiatrist, this isn’t anything that we didn’t already know. So we are going to keep on doing what we have been doing until a bed opens up at the residential facility. He can be there for as many as 7 years. Another topic was our discussion of David’s behavior and its affect on my health. Yeah, not a good conversation to have. Related articles Melatonin and anti-psychotics (whynotfathers.com) forty hours and it’s affect on my health (whynotfathers.com) another night done.
Well, being awake for 40 of the last 48 hours is taking a definite toll on my body. See, I have systemic lupus, fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism and they are testing to rule out MS and Parkinson’s Disease. Because David has taken it upon himself to throw up his meds more, everyday since Friday afternoon actually, it has been a struggle. My knees ache so much that I had to take my strongest pain meds to see if I can sleep tonight. The trouble with that is if David wakes, I won’t know it. I am also developing a deep chest cold, which is the result of my Lupus. How do I know? After 13 years, you can begin to tell when the Lupus is active, so that means an increase in my steroids. Tomorrow we are meeting with the psych team, so hopefully we can explore some hospitalization. During his last