Today I wanted to share our little Easter story with you all but I think I will save that for tomorrow. I got great news today well maybe not great but hey at least it’s a start right.
Today I took Dakota to the Doctors for his routine med check. We talked about the last couple weeks and how aggressive Dakota has been. I told him about the melt downs as well as the punching, throwing things, biting, screaming and yelling. I also told him that last week while he was off he was good as gold. Don’t get me wrong he wasn’t perfect but he was a lot calmer and relaxed.
I mentioned that the 1/2 days of school didn’t make a difference in how he acted. I said we have worse meltdowns and I am seeing many more shut downs. He is going to write a letter of recommendation to the Special Ed Director and let him know that he thinks that Home Based Education would be best for Dakota. The stress will always be there and he didn’t want to add more medicine as he thinks there are alternatives we could try first.
I know I did say that I did NOT want Dakota returning to Algoma schools next year but if they do the Home Based Education and it does work out and it benefits Dakota I will consider it. As missing days I don’t feel that he is getting any sort of education. Granted they do send things home and we do them like he is suppose to.
I asked if the results of the EKG were caused by stress and he said no. So the school got lucky there that they didn’t have the wrath of me on that. The only question we don’t know is if Dakota had this prior to him talking one of the medicines. The doctor said right now he is comfortable with things and we know we cannot raise that medicine. I am ok with that. I said if you want to put him on something else and see if it was the medicine I am ok with that. However I am not ok with going down to half that pill. That was a nightmare in itself. I am thankful though nothing is changing with the meds because it’s hard trying to find the right cocktail.
I came home and I called and left a message for the Special Ed Director. He isn’t in today but that’s ok I gave him a heads up that the letter and/or fax was coming from the Doctors office. I also called the school Superintendent to let him know what the Doctor had said and the letter and/or fax was on it’s way. I also let him know that I didn’t know if it would be there before the IEP meeting on Wednesday. The Special Ed Director may or may not be there as I heard his father is very sick so that’s understandable. The school Superintendent and/or the principal maybe sitting in for him and that’s ok with me too. They will be watching for the letter and/or fax.
They did say that it’s up to the IEP team. The only two people I am concerned with are the Special Ed teacher and the teacher itself. I am not sure they would agree. See they can’t make Dakota be in a class because that’s not what Dakota needs. They are pushing him to be like the normal kids and that is something he is not. I forget how the in home counselor put it but she brought up a good point. I just wish I could remember. Always happens as I want to remember something so badly and I can only remember bits and pieces.
So we shall see where things go from here. I will know more on Wednesday.
Hope you all have a great Monday.