Monday, October 25, 2010

504 meeting (an update)

Today was our 504 meeting.  I had been dreading it all weekend.  I didn't know what to expect, having never  done this before.  It all went well.  They ended up taking mine and reading over it, asking questions and making it more relevant.  Things like having Bekah's lunch checked every day got thrown out because I know my daughter and she knows the rules of D and what has carbs etc.  She always eats all of her lunch so I have no worries that she won't and she leaves the pkgs in her lunch box so I double check when she gets home.  This was a point that before school started was a big deal to me that is not a big deal anymore.  There were a couple of other things like; I need to come to the school to check for ketones if I want that done and that is fine with me.  I just got a blood ketone meter and don't have the funds to keep the strips in both places.  Expecting a 7 yr old girl to pee on a stick at school seems a bit much to me (we use a toilet hat at home and dip the ketostix then wash the hat for the next use).  

My husband was there with me to bring out the bull dog if necessary.  (He's good at that- at almost 300lbs and 6'3" he is usually a teddy bear but can intimate the he** out of anyone that crosses him)  I appreciated the support. Josh was there to watch the younger two kiddos.  He was a big help as well!

I was having an emotional day to begin with.  (I have SAD-Seasonal Affective Disorder)  The rain in the NW started up heavy yesterday.  I will have to do a whole blog on the subject because in someways it is very comforting and I love this time of year.  On top of that I was dealing with some personal stuff that had me weepy most of the day.  I went into the meeting with my head held high but ended up melting down for a brief moment.  They were understanding and the meeting moved right along.  I am still a little embarrassed that I cried but it was just one of those days.  Glad I didn't have to face it alone.

All in all I feel like my daughter is being well cared for thanks mostly to her amazing teacher that treats her like one of her own kids.  She is somewhat familiar with managing BG levels as her dad and husband are both T2.  She's got the game down and knows how to flex with the crazy numbers that D brings up.


  1. Glad you feel good about school and I totally hear ya about the rain. I love Oregon although 9 months of this stuff is really a bit much!!

    I am not sure what part of Portland you are in, but we have a group through JDRF that gets together once a month for coffee in Lake Oswego. The next one is on Nov 9th. Let me know if you are interested and I will give you the details. you can email me at:

  2. AWWW. Glad it went well...and I get the "crying" thing. I still cry sometimes at stuff like that. It brings up a bunch of feelings that you think you have dealt with, but they are still there under the surface.

    (((HUGS))) and I hope all is going ok with the "other stuff" you are dealing with friend.

    Have a great day.