I need Younz help

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 3:19am
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If she were to ONLY eat food sent from home (bagged lunch) -- this might help you more in determining source of her reactions and possibly ruling some things in &/or out.

I would also (if you haven't already) discuss the whole stress-factor (all aspects of what is producing stress/anxiety for her)with her doctor -- obviously, including your DD in this process (she's certainly old enough to also speak to the doctor alone if she wishes).

I don't know if any of this helps. I don't have a 15 year-old dealing with this (yet) and it's a long time since I was 15 myself.

Food+ diary? Logging & describing all intake plus all ouput, meds, and "feelings"? (And including notation for menstruation dates.) Or would this just be a royal p.i.a. and more stress-producing?

Just trying to help if possible?

~Elizabeth

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 3:44am
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Wow. I mean, you're right, I've definitely been following along, so the facts here aren't new.... it's just that it still stuns me how insensitive your school is over your daughter's health and well-being. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Have you discussed with your physician that the school is all but accusing your family of Munchausen? That is [i]awful.[/i] I'm not sure ANY school situation would be worth putting my child through that, honestly.
I'd have the physician specifically note that the evident lack of control in the current school environment is certainly looking suspicious in terms of the ER visits and their timing. Does your physician think that this could (at least in PART) be because of the general [i]stress[/i] of obviously being in a situation in which her needs are not taken at all seriously? In that case, honestly, the problem is probably bigger than the school or you-- you can't [i]make[/i] them 'care' about her, and until they do, it may continue.
I'm sorry-- I just don't have any ideas to help you 'fix' the situation you've described. After last year, I just don't think I'd send her back.
{{hugs}} I do hope someone has better ideas.

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 1:37pm
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I should think that having this 1 statement in your letter from doctor *should* be your leverage to push school to accomodate your DD's health needs more appropriately!
It's likely going to take a whole lot of work from you & your DD to spell it out for this school as to WHAT needs to be done differently, HOW it needs to be done differently, and WHY it needs to be done differently so that the situation is vastly improved for your DD in school.
Map out a strategy and present it to the school.
And I would do everything in writing with the school. As few phone conversations as possible so that you have your paper trail. (Print all your e-mails.)
Sorry if I'm not much help. But I wanted to check in on this thread before I headed off to bed. {HUGS}
~Elizabeth

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