The last blog I wrote for you was about the basics of a 504 plan. Today’s blog comes from the heart. It isn’t your happy, feel-good story either. When I think about it, I get mad all over again. You see, getting my son’s 504 was not all that easy. At the end of my […]
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IBD, Your Child, and School
One of the first things that I was asked when I started attending support group after my son was diagnosed was if I had gotten him a 504. Of course being new to this “my child has a chronic illness” thing, I wondered what they were talking about. It didn’t take me long to figure […]
Whoa… Should I really be talking about IBD?
At a recent support group meeting I listened to a few people talk about how their child or they themselves don’t want to talk about their IBD with anyone. They don’t want anyone to know. Hearing them relate their feelings and recalling others expressing their wishes to keep quiet about what they are going through, made me […]
I may not have IBD but. . . .
I have never been diagnosed with IBD. Never seen a bloody bowel movement. Never lost significant amount of weight in a short period of time. Never curled into a ball because of the excruciating pain inside my guts. Never had severe fatigue that I couldn’t function. (Well, maybe some fatigue. I am a mother after […]