Today, I didn’t have my phone with me and SURPRISE!!!!!!!! A phone call. The school nurse called. I spent a half hour with her the other morning so that we could get Ty’s rescue meds ( for his seizure) and we went through a few things that we were talking about. So the call was a little weird.
I called her back. Apparently at some point in the afternoon Tyler had a accident at school. While this is not uncommon ( Yep, judge way, poor kid can’t feel the bottom part of his body so oh well!) The nurse was told that it was “loose” and that it was definitely “poopies” and that he can’t stay at school if he has “poopies” AND a fever, so Ty was sent to the nurses office to have his temperature taken. He was fine, which I expected, and even said that he would like to go back to school and play with his friends. He nicely told the nurse that he was “All better, and thank you for making him feel better!” In which she swooned and sent him on his way.
She called me to talk about his bowels. Yep, I got to spend 25 minutes talking about consistency and frequency and why it would be “poopy” were the topic of our amazing conversation.
THAT is how you know you have a special needs kiddo. When you have to explain the poopies are normal for him, that he doesn’t know that he is going and that because he is who he is, we just change his bum and get a GREAT BIG THANK YOU!
Turns out that Ty is just fine. Turns out the new school lunch diet has a lot of extra wheat in it and we give him a lot more fruit. Nothing big.
Just another day in the disability world.