I wont go into details but I had a really tough week.
As some of you know I have a daughter with life threatening allergies and this week was tough.
Pollen is getting bad, she suffered 3 asthma attacks just this week, missed school because of a sinus infection and bronchitus, the kid is just not all that great.
Two things made me very sad this week, she misses a lot of school because of her condition and sleeps a lot and she asked me " am I missing out on my life?"
made me sad...
Then the school had a field trip planned where it excluded her because of the high exposure to peanuts but more so because it would of been too risky on her life to even breathe in there, the air born allergie to the peanuts would of for sure get to her. Doctor said NO, they excluded her and didnt even try to make accommodations for her to be able to go like all her friends.
I had to fight all week, I had the 504 laws ( laws for children with desabilities) and the office of civil rights help me. Noone can be left behind and excluded souly based on thier desabilities.
They are now forced to make accommodations for her to be able to enjoy a field trip like everyone else.
It was just a tough week and tough for me to explain to her why some people are so inconsiderate and she said something that made me sad. She said " at least if I was in a wheelchair, they could SEE that I cant always do everything the other kids do"
Anyway, I needed to get this out, thanks for listening to me, Im just a bit sad and frustrated by how much I have to fight with people for my child.
Hope everyone's week was better than mine!