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Re: [IPk] Re;holidays for children

Hi everyone,
Thanks for your replies! After having further discussions between teacher, 
DSN and us, they have decided Paul can go on school trip after all! She had 
begun to read information on ketoacidosis after discussion with us and 
become very frightened, what I can't understand is that they have taken 
diabetic children away for years, so were obviously not aware about it! The 
day they told us Paul couldn't go on the trip Paul brought a letter home 
from school asking us if he could represent school in an athletics comp 
which was at a school about 45min away from us! I felt like ringing school 
and saying no, if they didn't feel confident taking him away then perhaps we 
should look at other things at school. Anyway he went off today full of the 
joys of spring as usual, came back having won the high jump, 2nd in 100 
meters 2nd in relay! playing tennis for school tomorrow, how can you wrap a 
child like this in cotton wool and exclude him from things he loves best.
Karen (type 1 due to start pumping 3rd july after 24yrs of diabetes and 18 
months  waiting for a pump! Feeling very nervous) Paul age 12 (diabetes 8 
yrs pumping 18months)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:57 PM
Subject: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #523
> Hi Karen,  well I would go back in the school request that a govenor  sits 
> in
> with you and discuss it further.  Firstly they agreed and since  then you
> have told your son he is going, I feel they should honour the agreement
> particularly since you went in to great detail and explain procedures etc.
> Secondly
> the school could assign an LSA to accompany him on his trip (they are  at
> liberty to do this, it's called inclusion with a child with special 
> medical
> needs), the only thing I would add and working with children I can 
> understand
> if
> they don't want to stay up to 1.00am as its tiring, is to test at say 
> 10.00pm
> and do your adjustments then, he could take a mobile and talk to you 
> directly.
> I work in a school and also run scouts/cubs and I know we would have no
> reason to disclude a child.
> hate that word)
> Any problems with them ring up your LEA and take the matter further their 
> is
> no reason as to why he cannot go.
> Any help you want email me for ideas as I work with Special Needs Kids who
> have to be included in all our mainstream school activities !!!! What ever 
> the
> disability
> Good Luck
> .
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