Tc got to go to the Tx Sta*te Fair this week with school. I think he had a great time! Unfortunately the next day he was none to happy to go to school. He cried as I put him on the bus. And apparently he had a nosebleed once he got there. So the sent him to the nurse.
The school nurse called hubs and was asking about his legs (they are so much better and are scabbing over) but you can see the bites. They are not red or infected and he has completed his oral antibiotics. The nurse basically said we need to take him to our dr and get more antibiotics. The e.r. told us as long as the red is gone and it is not sore to the touch, he will heal up and be fine.
I told hubs that I understand her concern but we did exactly what the dr's told us and we even kept him home 2 more days to allow him to heal. I am not going to battle it out with another nurse!
I know some parents don't take care of their kids but we do. Sheesh.
We had an interesting weekend! We went to the football game on Friday. Sara performed with the dance team at 1/2 time. Our boys won 39 to 0!
Hubby noticed a bite on TC's leg so we took a look at it and noticed another one on his other leg. Both bites had a head on them...one was already draining. The other we poked and it started draining as well. On Saturday we did the same thing....both bites were still looking pretty bad but we disinfected them and they were less red.
The next day we continued to mash them and get the stuff out but by Sunday afternoon we were concerned that they needed to be looked at by a dr. We took TC to the e.r. and it was a terrible ordeal. They had to deaden the area with a needle before they could lance the two bites (they called them boils). It was so bad..my poor baby screamed and screamed. The dr. lanced the two places and they immediately looked better. He is now on oral antibiotics and pain meds and can't go back to school til' Thursday if he is looking better. He was so brave. I was very proud of him.
I also reported the bites to his school, and to his bus driver. The bus driver said they are going to spray for spiders on the bus. She will also talk to the principal about spraying the playground area. I am just so glad we took him in, it could have been so much worse!
I can honestly say this year has been a bit challenging for TC. But he has a great support system. I think some things he does at his new school are a lot over his head and "way too hard" as he says. However, he is being challenged and I guess that is a good thing.
Usually he counts down the days and is readily anticipating Friday.
Here are some pics of the first day of school. You can sort of see Sara in the first one. She has dance 1st period so she has to go to school in her dance stuff.
TC has done well so far. I think the work they are sending home is waaay above his level but he has an aide and I did send a note for his teacher so hopefully I will get some feedback.
All I know is he is not crying and hating his teacher this year. We dealt with the same teacher for 4 years and he always told me she was "fake"....imagine that. Last year they mainstreamed him more and he had 2 great teachers who I know loved him.
One good thing is I start my new job next week and I will have normal hours and will be home by 5:30 instead of 8:45 every evening. I am so hacky!!!!
I have started doing a little bit of school shopping. TC overheard me telling hubs about it and he got really upset. He does not want to go back to school....I assured him that he still has a month to go. He is starting a new school and will have a new teacher. I am a little scared.
He would be happy staying home all the time but he can't!
TC is very excited to have only 4 days of school left. This morning he woke up and went outside and when I went into the kitchen, he was in the fridge "looking for a carrot." I asked him why and he said, "Mom I saw a rabbit and I need to catch it!"
He has started trying new things. He has started eating bananas. He had one this morning for breakfast. "Happy Mom!"
I figured we would be discussing TC's progress....and his goals. I also figured we would be talking about possibly moving him next year to a new school. He will be a 5th grader...gasp!
One of his teachers brought several papers they are working on in her class. He is grasping his letters and sounds and can recognize several sight words. He also is able to recognize numbers up to 10 but is stumped after that saying that the number 13 is a 1 and a 3 but he isn't understanding it is the number 13. He can count to 50. He recognizes color words.
She held up a picture he drew. She said she told her students to draw themselves as a 90 year old. TC drew a man with a suit and tie and a tiny bit of hair....a cane and a lady friend/wife standing next to him holding his hand. Too cute! When the teacher asked the class what they would be doing when they turn 90, TC's answer was, "Having high blood pressure and a heart attack." LOL. We have been talking a lot about being healthier, and my blood pressure has been a little high so that is where he got this from.
He gets speech three times a week and still struggles with conversation...not when you ask him a question but he doesn't initiate conversation too much. (Not like most 10 year olds do.) His enunciation has never been an issue.
He has one teacher, Ms. S who has him in her class about 3 hours a day including lunch. She is a mainstream teacher and I love love love her. Did I mention I adore and love her?? The last IEP I cried and so did she. And today she hugged me afterwards.
The diagnotician did let me know they are wanting to start him at a new campus next year with kids his age. He will be in resource math and reading and he will have an aide to go with him to science, lunch and social studies.
I am worried but I hope he will do good. *We still have til' August!*
Tc missed the bus this morning. I was so mad! I have to get up at 5:15 to get him up in time to catch the bus and he was messing around, complaining and doing the usual and we missed the bus. Ugh.
I took him to school and his teacher told me something. She said that TC was on the computer singing away and all of the sudden she heard him sing, "What the hell". She told him, "Tony we don't say that." And his response was, "I didn't say it, I sang it!"
Tc has a new obsession with wolves. I am partly to blame for that! I mentioned a baby (kidding with him) and he said, "Can I have a pet?" And teasing with him, I said, "Yes you can get a wolf."
Now he always talks about wolves. We have to read a story about wolves from the books I ordered for him about animals every night. He talks about being a wolf....he was playing wolves at school and bit another child. Woops!
Since I am back working til 8 every night...hubs is on kid duty. He took TC out to shoot the bb gun day before yesterday. Yesterday they took out the telescope and looked at the moon. TC told me last night, "The moon has holes!"
One of TC's struggles has been running in p.e. He cries every Sunday about running in p.e. We have recently begun to do Just Dance on the Wii. It is a lot of fun and a great way to get him more active.
He is too cute doing his dance thing!
Every night at bedtime we read a book. I ordered some great books that have 2 animals each and each side talks in detail about the animal, their habitat, etc... Last night we read about tigers. Did you know tigers have a specific area that is their territory and they go from tree to tree and pee on the trees to mark that territory?? TC found this hilarious and we were being silly with this information last night. I told him "I bet that tiger does the pee pee dance after peeing on those trees!" He loved it and giggled for a long time!
Wow. Yesterday was a doozy fit for TC when he found out he had school today. He was immediately sent to his room to cool off.
He cried for over 30 minutes.
I finally told him to come into the livingroom and we had a chat. He kept saying bad things about how he was going to blow up the school. I explained to him that kind of talk is not acceptable and if someone hears him say that he could get in big trouble.
Both kids started back to school on Tuesday. Tc's folder came home with a note saying he had a tough time transitioning back. Yesterday he got a sticker, so I guess yesterday was a better day.
I am working late again and not getting home til' after 7. So trying to cram in time with the kids plus get the chores done is hard! TC went to his drawer last night and got his pj's out and came back very upset! I asked what was wrong and he said, "There is an empty spot in my drawer, you need to fill it!" I had to laugh and told him I would get right on that...I commenced to folding clothes...lol!