My family of 5

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Went to my GI specialist today, he wants me to stay on 10 mg of prednisone for the next 2 months then to taper off at an extremely slow rate, he's afraid we may need Imuran, well I'm afraid, I won't take that during pregnancy, so forget that idea. Anyway, all is ok here so far, I have good days and bad days with my crohn's. More good than bad so I'll go with that.

I got a call from my son's teacher. He didn't actually grade this year because he nowhere near meets the minimum requirements of grade 1 but they are putting him in grade 2. He's going to be tested for learning disabilities on July 30 so hopefully they can identify something in order to help this child learn. It's a struggle and I just hope that there is something we can do to help him.

His teacher also went on to congratulate me on my newest upcoming addition. She laughed and laughed and said she had to tell me how he told her the news. As my boy is always giving this woman a laugh in class. Now picture this 7 yr old doing this.

In class he holds up his hand, and wiggles all 5 fingers on his hand. She says, Yes E what can I do for you, are you having some trouble with math.

E says, Nope that's 5.

Teacher- Yah that's right

E- wiggles fingers again

Teacher- Yah, what's this supposed to mean

E- There's going to be 5 of us, (very sarcastically says) "she's having another one" and rolls the eyes.

Well I couldn't stop laughing. That kid is foolish!


At 11:22 PM , Blogger Mrs G said...

Too cute! He sounds like a joy to have in the classroom.

Hope all goes well with his testing.

At 12:16 AM , Blogger Emma in Canada said...'s all one in the same!

As a mother of a son with learning disabilities I can tell you that it will be such a relief for you if he does end up being coded as such. Does his school have reading recovery? Liam missed out on it by 2 years, but the kids who have done it since have amazing leaps.

At 1:43 AM , Blogger Chas said...

I'm so glad you're having your son tested for LD. I cannot tell you how many kids have come through my classroom who I KNOW have LD, but their parents think it will hinder them in some way so they won't allow the testing. It is CRAZY!! I'm glad they've decided to pass him on in hopes that he'll qualify for assistance. Studies show that holding a child back a grade is generally ineffective, and if he's got a LD then it wouldn't do any good at all. My husband is so smart, but he had an LD in grade school that he eventually kind of grew out of and was in honors classes by high there is hope!!

At 11:05 AM , Blogger miraclebaby said...

thanks for the giggle!

At 3:35 PM , Blogger my4kids said...

haha very cute kid!
Izzak started having his problems early on. They just push him through school though. He's getting special education help but still doesn't reach the milestones. Good luck with his testing!
Hope your crohns tames down.

At 4:07 PM , Blogger Merr said...

OMG that is too funny. What a sarcastic little guy!

At 11:55 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Oh that's hilarious! You've gotta love kids. He is too cute.

At 3:35 AM , Blogger Tonya said...

how cute :)

At 11:10 PM , Blogger Anth said...

"She's having another one"?? Ha ha! I wonder where he heard that? Too funny!

At 8:37 AM , Blogger alissa said...

That's sooo cute!!!!

At 8:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad your son is getting tested for LDs. Did you know that if you disagree w/the school's testing that you can request an independent evaluation at school expense? Many school evals are NOT thorough. Your son is very young, still, but if he doesn't caught up in the next few years, statistics show he never will. : - ( Here's a good listserv to read --


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