One diagnosis....

  1. does not excuse bad behavior. I don't care what you think the dr said.

    I have a Little Darling with history of bad behavior and just a turd. (I try to see the good in all, but this one it's very hard to.) He started out the year with a dr. note to use the elevator all year due to hurting his knee last year and a dr. note saying he takes medication that will make him sleepy. LD cannot even walk up 3 steps on the bus, so they have to send him an air conditioned suburban to pick him up. He has been out for several days for dr appts. When he comes back, his mother has documentation which says he has sleep apnea.

    This is the answer she has been looking for (cue the angel choir). Now all his bad behavior and other s/s are explainable. He is bad because he's not sleeping well or getting enough oxygen. It's not related to her parenting skills so she bares no responsibility.

    Oh, by the way, this diagnosis does not allow your LD to sleep in class!

    Rant over.
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  3. by   ruby_jane
    (((( )))) lots of hugs. So he's getting a mouth device or a CPAP or something that he will use at home to make the apnea go away? Or a tonsillectomy? Or counseling on self-control because we all have bad days but we all still have to be here?

    Hang in there!
  4. by   WineRN
    Ugh that's tough. I feel like most parents don't want anything wrong with their little one, but then there are a few who go out of their way to find a doctor to write whatever accommodations they want because their little one is too fragile for this world.
  5. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from WineRN
    Ugh that's tough. I feel like most parents don't want anything wrong with their little one, but then there are a few who go out of their way to find a doctor to write whatever accommodations they want because their little one is too fragile for this world.
    There are more Munchausen parents out there than one cares to admit. Love ctate's take on it that it excuses poor parenting. I see this often, parents who love to stack the diagnosis list to give an excuse for their child. Wonder why we have a generation of emotionally handicapped young adults? It's not their fault, it's ours.
  6. by   ctate
    Nope, a dr note still does not allow your LD to sleep in class.

    Now LD's mother is upset with me because I instructed the teacher to send the student to the principal's office if he sleeps in class. Her response today to me about this was, "why should a child get punished for something he cannot control. You have a dr. note stating he is on medication that makes him sleepy."

    I'm so over this LD. I was told today he may be off campus by Thanksgiving. Prayerfully so. I got others who need my attention and actually want to get better.

    Rant over (again).
  7. by   Amethya
    Quote from ctate
    Nope, a dr note still does not allow your LD to sleep in class.

    Now LD's mother is upset with me because I instructed the teacher to send the student to the principal's office if he sleeps in class. Her response today to me about this was, "why should a child get punished for something he cannot control. You have a dr. note stating he is on medication that makes him sleepy."

    I'm so over this LD. I was told today he may be off campus by Thanksgiving. Prayerfully so. I got others who need my attention and actually want to get better.

    Rant over (again).
    I would of answered, "Yes, but the letter does not specify that he's allowed to sleep in class. If he's constantly sleeping in class, you need to see his medication needs to be changed because "drowsy" and actual "Sleeping" is completely two different things. Because he can't be in my office all the time for sleeping in class. He's missing instructional time."

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