These weeks have been moving so fast since the kids have started school that I find myself with no time to do the things that I would like to do (like blogging) So here is a little update on Cara's school progress.
We will start backwards and work our way through the week. Cara's 3rd day of school was O.K. Cara gave us a little bit of resistance but we ended up getting her to school that morning with no issues the whole morning which brought us some hope that this will all workout. However Chris did have to drive her to school but one battle at a time! Day number 4 was not as good. Cara woke up with a low of 4.4 not a good way to start your day. So she decided that she would not eat breakfast that morning because she did not want to go to school and being diabetic she kinda has us there. It's not like we could just go with the law of natural consequences and say "well if you don't eat before you go to school you will be hungry all day but that is your choice" and throw her on the bus and suffer her own consequences. She really does need to eat breakfast and have her insulin! She told us that she was not going to school because she "hates it and it smells". So she missed the bus and we felt very defeated. I was so ready to give up and pull her out of school with everything that we had and were going through it just did not seem worth the fight. So once she was sure the the bus was gone I manage to make her drink a Glucerna and give her, her insulin. However by the afternoon it was Kylie's (her 5 year old sister) turn to go to S.K. and Cara wanted to go with her, so I was happy that she had a little interest still in going to school.
I was so mad at myself that morning because the low was my fault and I felt so stupid. I completely forgot to give Cara her bedtime snack the night before. Since we made the switch to Lantus from NPH the bedtime snack does not need to be as big as before and her BG was a little high so I decided to wait a while to give her the snack. Well I waited a little to long because breakfast came and still no bedtime snack lol. Day 5,6,7 and 8 have been great. On day 5 we just thought O.K. this is it! if we are doing this we are 100% doing it. She still fights us and carries on every morning but every morning we just basically ignore her (yes dear I know that you hate school and OK dear your school smells) but she gets on the bus and she is fine all morning with no issues at least non that we know of...lol.
Now it is time for the p.s. I really don't think they get it part of the blog. O.K. so if you read this blog you know that we have been having some trouble with the school in helping us make this transition a safe and easy process for us and Cara.(Read this) So on Monday Cara gets off the bus and I go through her back pack, there is a notice inside that explains that Cara will be getting a new teacher starting on Tuesday. The first thing that went through my mind was I hope that they told the new teacher about our meeting with the diabetes association to help explain, inform and give helpful and needed tips on Cara and diabetes. This meeting was planned 2 weeks prior to receiving this notice. I made Cara her lunch and gave her, her insulin and called the school. This is my conversation:
ME: Hello Mrs Werry, I just received a noticed in Cara's back pack that said she will be getting a new teacher starting tomorrow?
Me: So I was wondering if anyone told her about the meeting tonight at the school with the diabetes association? If she is going to be Cara's teacher for the year I would think that she should be there?
Principal: UMMMMMMM, YAAAAAAAA, AAHHHHHH I don't know?
ME in my head: What do you mean you don't know you are the F*@# principal!!!
Principal: UMMMMMMMMMMMMM, I will see if she is still here and I will let her know about the meeting. I hope that she will be able to make it........?
ME: Yeah it is kinda important that she is there!
So it turns out that the teacher is not there and the principal does not even have her phone number to call her at home and tell her about the meeting. So the principal had the nerve to ask me to call the nurse and ask her to reschedule for another day so the new teacher is able to make it. It turns out that I non the principal can get a hold of anyone so the meeting is still on. Cara, myself and the nurse all get there the principal informs the nurse that Cara's teacher is not able to make it but we can still have the meeting. The nurse kinda looks at her like are you kidding me and she says "well I specifically asked all primary workers that are working with Cara throughout the day to be at this meeting and that defiantly includes her teacher". So we needed to reschedule for the 30th. The nurse told the Principal which I loved "we are dealing with a 3 year old little girl here that really is unsure of how to take care of herself and diabetes, she can not do this on her own". But the best part of the non-meeting was myself, the nurse and the Principal were talking and in walks in Cara's old teacher she says "is the diabetes workshop still on tonight?" "No" says the Principal "we needed to reschedule because the new teacher is unable to make it tonight". Ya, her old teacher says I talked to her about it today and she had something to do with her son but she told me to TAKE NOTES. WHAT? are you kidding me take notes on my daughters life.....are you kidding me???? The nurse looks are her and said it is very important that people get this information first hand and not through notes!
I just don't understand why people can't understand how important it is to understand diabetes and know what to do if Cara needs anything.... this is my daughters life! They just don't get it.