Sunday, August 21, 2011

My, my, my, times have sure changed...

It was just over a year ago that The Superhero was first officially heading to pre-school.

Our first day was ROUGH, and that is putting it lightly.

The second day was a little better.

The third day drop off went amazingly well! And he came home alive.

And before I knew it, we had survived the first week of school. We got our 504 in place.

We survived a change of clothes and pretty panties.

We survived a REALLY rough day.

We battled breakfast. And survived.

We even survived a field trip!

We did end up pulling him out after he was in the hospital with a tummy bug in January. I couldn't spend the money for him to not be going.

And after ALL that, I would go through it all again. He LOVES preschool. A lot.

Tomorrow he starts. We have his first day of his second year of pre-k. And this time, I am not nervous. I am not worried. I am super excited and can't wait to take him to school!

The difference? We have been there. And not only that. We have been there with the SAME nurse AND the same teachers. No one new to train. They survived 1/2 year with him last year. And I know they will again.

It was a GREAT sign that THEY emailed ME to set up his 504 meeting this year. I went in and they already had the papers printed from MY revised copy. All we had to do was sign the papers saying we held the meeting. And that was it. Easy peasy this year.

So, to all of you who are sending your little ones to preschool with Diabetes this year, know that YOU can do this. The kids will be OK. And you will too. I promise!

*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child and a child with ITP/Asthma/Dysphagia. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*


Leigh said...

Thanks girl!! I needed that!! It is just so scary. Even though he has been to daycare and we had the same teacher for Emma and she is a family friend. It just sucks not being in control of the situation. :( But we will survive!! :) Thanks again!! I love same-same!! :)

Laura @ Houston We Have A Problem! said...

Totally needed this --- thank you so much for posting. I know I can do this and next year I'll be thinking easy peasy!!!!!!! :)

Kelly said...

Hi Tracy,
I just wanted to stop by and say how much this post and many of your other posts have helped me since my son was diagnosed last year. Although, our son isn't in school yet. I am preparing for the day he will be, so thanks for the encouragement it's nice to hear that other families survive this big day.

Amy Lederer said...

Love that THEY sent the 504 meeting email. What a blessing!!! And it looks good all around. ;)

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