I need advice. I have a student that has had 5 syncopal episodes thus far this school year. She has seen Neuro, Cardio, General Practitioner for this condition. Neuro has placed her on nortriptyline q HS for cluster migraines. Cardio has placed on Florinef q AM for dysautonomia. It is ineffective in preventing these episodes. They happen anytime and anywhere. It is very disruptive to class.
Her mom says that she will get home and is perfectly fine.
Admin wants her home schooled- reasoning- safety of all students, disruption to other students.
What is your take?
I don't know where to stand on this. Is this something a 504 can cover? Does she need someone with her at all times? I have suggested that she just lay in the nurses office and once she has recovered then she should go back to class. The school is scared to make that judgment and for me to make that judgment. They worry about the 1 time- that she falls and really hurts herself. I see there point. It is not my job to diagnose.
We have no paperwork from the doctor. I have given mom IHP's that she has never filled out and returned.