I'm sick to my stomach

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I'm sick to my stomach
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Thu, 05-22-2008 - 12:04pm

Well, here we go. I took my DS out of OT due to frustration. Plus, I figured now that I went from the 1st parent/teacher conference as not going well to a superb parent/teacher conference I figured the teacher was now able to see what my DS is capable of. So a couple of weeks after stopping OT I asked the teacher to notify me if she sees any changes in my DS. I got an email today saying she's noticed a decline in the past 2 weeks, but did not contact me b/c she wanted to rule out a bad day or him getting sick first.


There are only 3 weeks left in school, but I've asked for her to request an evaluation with the school OT anyway. Explained it would take a long time for next year's teacher to get to understand my DS's true capabilities & private would mean missing a lot of school as the only one our insurance company covers is downtown.


We'll see what happens. But I'm sad. I guess I was hoping I was a 'mad mother' and there was really nothing wrong with my




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Thu, 05-22-2008 - 2:49pm
I'm sorry, but will say Leanna gets OT regualry now and will have a bad few weeks then a few good weeks. I think it has to do with season changes etc. Did something else change for him too?
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Thu, 05-22-2008 - 4:12pm

I've been trying to think of anything. But I cannot. Things at home are really calm. I have noticed changes as well, so has DH. I went to go watch him run with his class last week (big school event) and I noticed as the gym coach explained how it was going to work my DS was facing the opposite direction. Last night at soccer he could not focus on the ball & while on the side lines was too busy playing around rather than paying attention to the game. I've noticed I'm having to repeat myself a lot again. He is starting to say what a lot again.




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Thu, 05-22-2008 - 8:32pm

I believe the tlp do help, but just to say it again... my son will have a great couple of weeks followed by a bad one or two.


I learned all my sons "OT" needs and do them with him at home, he also has a few tools at school.


And the wind, low pressure system... all are rough on my sons sensory limit. And of course its hard to concentrate when hes already "full".

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Thu, 05-22-2008 - 11:50pm

Love my red,


Actually, I thought about this today ... he is STRESSED about starting first grade. He has brought it up a few times to both my DH & I. The whole day at school is freaking him out. I think school lunch really scares him seeing his diet is so incredibily limited & he won't eat cold food (so I will not be sending him to school with a lunch).


He's also already asking about seeing friends over the summer. Which is hard, because I've already talked to a few parents & they do not seem interested in meeting up. Though, he will be going to karate once a week and soccer (ends next week) will start up again on August 1st. There is one little boy he was best friends with in preschool & I believe his mom wants our kids to get together a lot this summer too.


So ... this could be the cause. He does suffer from a lot of anxiety. Another reason I've thought about play therapy.


I'm going to go start a new thread on audio ... have a question.


Thanks for helping me with this :-)





"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng
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Fri, 05-23-2008 - 8:57pm

Our kids sound so much alike. I know your frustrations with OT. Could you get a few things (exercise ball, exercise band, squeeze things) and do some OT stuff at home? Yoga tapes (from the library) are also great! Summer time outside is a great time for some of this.

I also know the schedule and playdate difficulties. Are there any full or half day "camps" your son can do once or twice a week? This will help with the social issues a bit.

Like I said, our kids sound so much alike! I would love for you to do a post for a first time kindergartener and lessons you learned to help them.

Hang in there...

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Sun, 05-25-2008 - 11:20pm

You'll think I'm crazy - but Abigail is SERIOUSLY affected by pressure changes with weather.


Season changes, strong storm systems with drops in pressure, and/or cold and warm fronts


What's your weather been like?

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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 10:02am

Coats & heater one day, shorts the next, heater in the AM the following - air conditioner by night. We're going from cold weather to record breaking hot days in less than 24 hours only for it to get cold again w/in 48 hours.


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But....



So a mom called on Sat night and said her DS wanted friends to come over on Sunday. This woman is mad, she kept her house open all day long having parents drop off their kids at any time. Literally, do not call before hand, just drop them off when ever. The patience of this woman!


Anyway, when I went to pick up DS I asked her how she felt about looping (where our kids get the same teacher 2 years in a row) and she said how she loved it, that is how she went to school & made note how my DS really needed it. I didn't realize she volunteers in the classroom every Tuesday.


She tells me she's so excited to see DS' progress and how he seems so much more confident in school now. I asked her about his wrestling during class & she looked dumbfounded, stated she had never seen it & hoped it really was true & she was so excited to see my DS wrestle in her house.


The way she made it sound is he's not acting up in class at all & by her standards he's acting more like a 'normal' kid now.


So who knows. True she's only there one day of the week, but interesting it could all do with the adult's perception.





"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng
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Wed, 05-28-2008 - 2:07am

I am not sure about your school but I know that the school where my DS goes is aweful about the testing with an OT.

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