difficult child still missing school

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Californiablonde, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Californiablonde

    Californiablonde Well-Known Member

    difficult child is still missing school due to her stomach problems. She already missed three days last week which we accounted for with doctor's notes. This week she made it to school two days then didn't do so well this morning. We have an appointment with the GI specialist on the 28th of this month. It's still a long way off and difficult child continues to suffer. I called the school this morning to see what we could do. I told the lady in attendance that I cannot continue to take her to the doctors each time she is sick. There is nothing they can do for her there. So she cleared today's absence as unexcused. She suggested I talk to the assistant principal to see if he could do anything to help, like possibly override the attendance office's doctor's note requirements. I place a call to him this morning and I am waiting to hear back. I am hoping he can do something. February 28th is a long ways away. And I am hoping the GI can do something for us. The medications the pediatrician gave us for the nausea does not help at all. So difficult child continues to suffer. I am almost hoping the doctor finds something minor that can easily be fixed. If this turns out just to be anxiety then it is going to be harder to treat. Right now I am stuck without any answeres and it's very fruststrating.
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Can she handle spices?

    There's a "candy" out there that's made with strong ginger... it's often called "travellers candy", used for motion sickness. But... it also helps the nausea related to migraine headaches, AND helps the headache. So... might be worth trying? (we get them at the health food store)
  3. Californiablonde

    Californiablonde Well-Known Member

    Well my mom just found out she missed school today and she is giving me hell for it. I don't know what else to do when difficult child is sick and throwing up. This GI appointment can't get here fast enough.
  4. jal

    jal Member

    I would call the GI and explain the urgency, especially related to school absences and the issues you've had there. Maybe they can put you on a wait list and if someone cancels get you in sooner.
  5. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    If she is physically thowing up, then it's only one of two classes of problems - either she has a medical condition, likely to do with GI stuff, and needs help for that, or she has an eating disorder or something similar - either way, you can't "fake" vomiting. Nausea, headache, lots of stuff can be faked, but not that one.
  6. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    If the GI rules out a physical medical cause, I suggest calling an IEP meeting and ask the school to fund placement in an Residential Treatment Center (RTC) or TBS.