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RE: [IPk] Re: Holidays for children

It sounds to me that the concerns of the Group Leader need to be addressed.
Perhaps he could speak to the leader of the Outward Bound course that your
son has recently attended. 

-----Original Message-----
From: DARRELL HAGREEN [mailto:email @ redacted] 
Sent: 20 June 2006 15:44
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Holidays for children

Hi Di,

Paul is going to Wales which is about 2 hours away from us.

I have always said to anyone who looks after him (Grandma lives 10 min away 
from us) if they have problem with Paul eg altered consciousness then just 
ring an ambulance then ring us straight away.
Darrell is willing to stay near, but not really sure its necessary when she 
has mine darrells and our dsn phone number 24/7.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Holidays for children
> Hi Karen
> I think you should really push for him to be allowed to go. How far away 
> are they going to be from where you live? If you are available on call for

> any problem then I don't see why they can't take him. In the worst case 
> and if it is quite far away perhaps you could stay somewhere locally 
> without him having to stay with you? Then someone could easily ring you up

> and get you to come if there was a major problem. It does seem a bit over 
> cautious. I remember going to France for a few days on a school trip aged 
> 11 and I don't think any  of the teachers even knew I had diabetes! It 
> never even occurred to me at the time to tell them! How things change!
> Good luck and keep fighting!
> Di
>> Hi Everyone,
>> Sorry not been posting any mail for a while but still struggling with 
>> frozen shoulder.
>> Paul is in the first year at secondary school and it is there residential

>> trip on 3rd July for 3 nights. Initially I was abit uneasy about him 
>> going (he has been pumping for 18 months has been diabetic since age 4 
>> and is 12 now) but felt that it would be so good for him to go and he so 
>> wanted to go on his own! The past 2 years either myself or his dad has 
>> gone with him on residential trips at junior school. Last week we went to

>> have a meeting at school with the group leader. They have taken many 
>> diabetic children before! We spoke about the pump and the risks with it 
>> (Ketoacidosis)  who would take responsibility for the pump during 
>> activities and how long he could disconnect for, they also agreed that 
>> they would wake paul before they went to bed 1am and get him to recheck 
>> his BS. I said I would do some guidelines for them and they agreed that 
>> they would ring us every night as support to give advice if needed, but 
>> we would be available 24/7. In the same group is a girl the same age as 
>> Paul who has had diabetes for 3months. Everything seemed fine so Paul was

>> over the moon when we said he could go.
>> Paul only last week went on a outward bound weekend away with the doctors

>> etc from our hospital and did very well (He was the only pumper on the 
>> trip) BS 4-9mmol all weekend and he changed his cannula twice without 
>> prompting just because he had been in a dirty river and gorge walking.
>> Anyway received a phone call today asking me to up to school. When I got 
>> there I was told that the group leader had thought about it (actually not

>> slept for 3 nights) and feels now that the responsibility is too much and

>> Paul shouldn't go! The compromise they would make would for one of us to 
>> stay in a B&B close by and paul to sleep the nights with us! The other 
>> child with diabetes can go because she seems to be more stable than paul!

>> (Paul has had a HBA1c of 7 for 18 months)
>> Really don't know what to do! What do other people think?
>> Because I haven't just packed him off on a trip and I want the best for 
>> my child I have disadvantaged him!
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