After ALL of this going back and forth, I recieve the new tuition for next year and the price went up almost $2,000 for the year which makes it go up $200 a month!!! I was SO furious but now I am going to send him to the other school in September...I think it is a much better fit and the $$ isn't holding us back this time LOL!.View Thread
Ok, I spoke to the principal. They are changing the rules for next year for the pre-k and K kids. There will always be one teacher in the lunchroom, one of the pre k or K teachers will rotate daily. I think I am ok with that. I think it would be a rotation between 4 and 5 teachers who will be notified and introduced to Nathan. They will each be trained how to use the epi pen. She couldn't give me a definitive answer as to whether or not the epi would be kept in the lunchroom or not but she did say the lunchroom is downstairs right beneath the nurse's office. The staircase is like 10 ft away from the doorways. The teachers on duty have walkie talkies as well so if god forbid something happened, the nurse would be instantly notified. I THINK I am ok with this....View Thread
I think it is so weird how these things just develop over time. I mean it makes sense but it's just weird. Thank you for sharing your story with this. Nathan's doesn't seem to last as long as yours does which I guess is a good sign? The worst one I have seen so far is maybe 10-15 minutes?
He is going back to the doctor on Thursday so he can listen to his chest again. I definitely see an improvement. This kid has had cold symptoms for months and months, nonstop. We've had to cancel his toe surgery twice already because of it. It may be coincedental but he has not had any cold symptoms since taking the singulair. Also, with the weather being crappy, cold and wet, he hasn't been THAT active but with the activity he has done, I have not noticed him breathing so heavily.
So I am hoping that this was the solution. I am hoping we are not in need of an inhaler...I wouldn't even know how to get him to use it haha.View Thread
Thank you....I am glad SOMEONE is my side here LOL!
With your response in mind, I called the school again and spole to the nurse. She told me that she was informed that morning that next year's policy would include a teacher and the SAME parent volunteer all year. I am going to call the principal today to confirm. If that is the case, then I wouldn't mind so much him being there. I am keeping my fingers crossed!View Thread
We didn't get an inhaler yesterday. He wants us to use the singulair daily for two weeks and then listen to his chest again and see how everything went. The allergist said it is very common in allergy kids.
When he was just about 2, that was the first time I noticed it. After running around a lot he would have coughing fits. It happened every once in awhile and now I am noticing it a lot more. I never thought anything of it because everyone kept saying that he'd have to be wheezing for it to be a problem. But like you said, coughing is a huge sign. He said it's probably been developing over the last year or so.
He has ALWAYS been a restless sleeper, ALWAYS! And he doesn't sleep much either. He snores but nothing crazy. It was thought that he had enlarged adnoids but nobody wants to look into this young since it isn't causing any major major problems.
What happens when you excercise? You start having coughing fits? His don't last for very long but for a 3 1/2 year old, he shouldn't be coughing after running.View Thread
How sensitive is he to peanut? Does breathing it or touching it cause a reaction? He will only have a reaction if ingested. If he touched it, he'd probably get hives.
Would the parent volunteers be different every day? Would there be any teacher supervision? Would anyone in the cafeteria be trained to admin the Epi? There is no teacher supervision which is the next problem. The epi pen would not be allowed in the cafeteria. The cafeteria is downstairs (I guess in the basement?) and the nurses office is on the main level. The parents would be different daily.
I suggested to my husband putting a large sticker on his shirt saying "severe peanut allergy" or something lol!
Where is the Epi located? Who would have access to it? (answerd two questions in one for the last one)
How old will he be in September? How mature is he? He will be turning 4 in October so technically only 3 still. I would say he is quite mature and he knows not to take food from anyone but how much can we trust a 3/4 year old?View Thread
I have two Pre-schools in mind (still) for September.
The school he goes to now would be all day. He would eat in a cafeteria with about 20 other pre-k kids and probably another 20 or kindergartners. An epi is not allowed in the cafeteria because the children are supervised by parent volunteers. He would sit on the end seat and hope the kid next to him doesn't have peanut butter. The nurse suggested getting it into his head this summer that he is not to take food from anyone except for his own lunchbox. The nurse assured me that they would do everything they could to keep my child safe but their is always a possibilty....
The second school is new. It is a school for children with special needs but they have "model" kids attend the school as well. He would be in a class of 10 kids who would have speech delay, PT or OT issues, nothing too major. He would eat lunch in his classroom with his teacher and assistant. IF a child brought in peanutbutter or something that child would sit at a different table and the table would be washed down and the kids hands would be washed after. However, it is $200 more a month...
My husband thinks since we would be dealing with it anyway in Kindergarten we should just send him to the cheaper school. What would you do?View Thread
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