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Today’s School Rants — Holding Breath & Loose BM’s…

Today’s rants…

So as you know, Kyle started school two weeks late.  Last Monday was his first week in his new school.  And while Kyle adjusted great, the wife got the “3 Head Treatment” but all in all it was a great first week and today was the beginning of the second week and the wife and I were finally breathing a sigh of relief as our lives were getting back to normal.  Then today two things happened that stressed us out…
#1) The new school had their own behaviorist observe Kyle and his holding breath issues.  Her thoughts?  That it started from a gastro-intestinal issue and that we go back and check more things medically.  We spent most of the summer ruling out medical reasons for the breath holding and were hoping the school would be able to put a behavior plan in place.  We’ve been down this “ruling out anything medical” road before and it involves dr visit, possibly xrays and it is TORTOROUS to Kyle and always leads to nothing/ inconclusive, so odds are that we are gonna ignore her advice… but what if she’s right, what if we missed something medical…. ARRRRGHH!
#2) Monday (today), 12:22pm.  The school calls the wife to say that Kyle had a very loose bowl movement accident, and it got all over the place and he needs a shower, please come pick him up.  WTF??  Is he sick?  Nope… probably just drank too much chlorine pool water yesterday.  He rarely has poop accidents, so this is surprising.  But c’mon they are a school that deals with severely autistic kids all the time, many of whom are not potty trained.  They can’t clean him up and send him back to class? There’s only about 90 minutes left in the day!   If my wife wasn’t a stay at home mom, what would they have done?  What if she was at her job, 60 minutes from the school?  I think this is a case of her being a SAHM and being so involved with Kyle (driving him to & from everyday) made them more comfortable calling her up and saying come pick him up.  I think it’s time that the wife got an imaginary job for situations like this…   🙂

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Frank Campagna

I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).

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