Friday, September 28, 2012

Good Week

This week has been pretty good. I haven't posted for a while because I just started a job on Monday. It's been a little hectic trying to get back on the work schedule. We found out last Friday that Isaac had strep throat. He is over that now, thank goodness. We saw a gastroenterologist last week for Isaac's stomach issues. His glucose levels were checked once again. They were normal, but his A1C levels are rising. No cause for concern yet, but something we are keeping an eye on. He had blood tests for an ulcer, everything normal. He has had a CT scan, everything normal. Now next week he will go in so they can look inside with a scope. Hopefully we will figure out something. Maybe it's just his anxiety and he doesn't realize. But when he feels really bad, he looks pale too. He just doesn't look like he feels well. Oh well, hopefully yhis test will tell us something.

Isaac has been doing great going to school, but we are really struggling trying to get his work caught up from his absences. But, I am so proud of him for doing such a great job just going to school.

Friday, September 21, 2012


This morning did not go so well. Isaac did not want to go to school, but we got him into class. I met with his teachers about a behavioral plan. I am so pleased with this school. We have so much support it is truly unbelievable. We are truly blessed to be where we are.

I start a new job next week, so our mornings will be a little different, but I think it will be O.K.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tired and Frustrated

We started the day off good. Isaac had an appt. with his psych, and then we went to see the gastroenterologist to find out whats going on with his tummy. We had more blood tests today and have a cat scan scheduled for Tuesday. Hopefully we can find something out.

Isaac was supposed to go back to school after the appts but he didn't want to. He doesn't like going to school late. But on the other hand he doesn't like going to school on time either. He had already missed half the day and I couldn't even get him out of the car at school, so I brought him home, took away his DS, and assigned work for him to do. He didn't like that, so he tried to run away. He got around the corner and down the street and then came back. Now he is telling me that he is home-schooling himself. I really am at a loss of what to do. He is getting to big to force into school everyday. I have a meeting set up tomorrow morning to set up a behavior plan or a 504 or something to help him.

Any suggestions? I need help!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I Hate School!

Yesterday Isaac stayed home because of tummy problems, today it started again just about the time we had to leave the house. This time was different though, he didn't look sick and no throwing up. He just didn't want to go to school. Once I finally got him in the car I was trying to figure out why he hates school. His words, not mine. The answer, like always, was "everything." Everything is hard. I kept trying to find out exactly what is hard. Is it the kids, are they mean?  Is it the work?  Is it the hallways with all the peop

He has a lot of things that are hard, here are a few things that he told me.
     1. The work is too hard.
     2. I don't like sitting down all day.
     3. I don't like the teachers calling on me to answer questions.
     4. There are other things but it is just to hard to explain.

This was his list so far. Well, he is getting straight A's, so I don't think the work is too hard. It must be something else. He said its too hard to concentrate. O.K. maybe I can work with that. Next sitting all day. I tried to give him some options of things we can do throughout the day, like get bathroom breaks, or have the teachers give him things to take to the office, or get up and stretch in the classroom. "No that won't work, nothing will work!" He shouted at me. I also told him I would talk to his teachers about calling on him for now. I know there are so many other things going on. I just don't know how else to help him. He doesn't qualify for Special ED, because of his test scores and grades. I will be talking to his psychologist today to see what else I can do.

Any suggestions on what to do next? Please share your stories with me, and anything that may be helpful.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Here We Go Again

We had to visit the Dr. again today, Isaac felt ill this morning. He felt like he needed to throw up , and did so a few times. We went through this last year, he missed most of the last month of school. It is very difficult to deal with this when you are trying to get yourself to work as well as figure out how to get your son into school. Last year we had many trips to the Dr. Isaac first got a diagnosis of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), then went on to getting tested for diabetes. Of course all this came out negative, but we are still having problems. We are now being sent to a gastroenterologist to find out what is going on with this child. I feel bad for him. When he gets this way he feels like he has to throw up and looks very pale, flu symptoms with the fever and no flu. Poor guy, hope we can get this figured out soon.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Math Problems

Isaac has been struggling in math this year. Usually he is straight A student, but this year his math grade is lower than normal. He says it's easy, and the tests are easy, but when he receives the grade for his work it is much lower than he expected. I have a meeting set up with his teacher next week to discuss this. Isaac is so black and white, and as he is getting older things have more of a gray area that he does not understand. This is too bad because he is such a smart kid and learns quickly. Hopefully after talking with his teacher she will be able to help him out more.

On another note, Michael told me this morning that he sees colored circles. So, I now have an appt with an ophthalmologist. But of course they don't have any appts till December. Oh well, hopefully he just needs glasses to correct this. Has anyone ever heard of this before?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Rough Day

Both kiddos had a rough day today. I guess Isaac's ADHD meds made everything worse. He said it was harder than normal to understand his teachers today, and the medication is not working because he is more distracted now. I don't know what to do, I thought it was working well this morning.

Poor Michael has a cross bite and an under bite. We visited the orthodontist today to have his appliance checked. Now he also has to wear headgear at night, and has a big chunk of glue on his molars so that we can start fixing his under bite. Poor Baby!

What are your experiences with ADHD meds? Isaac is on 20mg of Focalin right now, but guessing after today this will be changing.