Well its been another week of busy craziness.
Makenzie started the week off with a cold. She missed school on Monday but by Tuesday was ready go back. I am so thankful for her strong immune system, something that was quite weak before we did stem cell therapy. Despite being under the weather she had a great week at school. Friday her aide was out and her teacher was sick so we got to stay home again and cuddle all day! It was so nice to not have anything to do but spend the day with my girl not once but twice this week!
I went in to the middle school at the beginning of the week to follow up on my conversation with the psychologist and found out they had my son on the calendar to be tested on January 10th. I was furious. They legally have 60 business days..... not just standard business days..... like 60 full days that the school is open. So take out fall break, Christmas break, and three days for Thanksgiving..... yeah. So doing the math on that one they legally have until the middle of January to do any testing and after that they have another 30 open business days to incorporate any modifications into the classroom. Doing more math..... that is almost the beginning of April...... school gets out in June.
Our conversations did not go terribly wonderful and ended with me telling the psychologist I was disgusted with the fact that he would consider standing on policy before helping my son after ignoring his struggles for over a year. I also talked with the 8th grade dean which went about the same..... until I got a call the next morning to tell me that they would be completing the testing within the next 3 weeks. Thank You, thank you very much.
I do not know what they will find but any information at this point would be helpful. After speaking with the private school a bit more this week I am not sure it will be an option for our family. They do not give full scholarships and coming up with $15,000 a year even after the largest scholarship they offer is not very realistic for me at this point. With that said I will gear up to battle with the school and continue to search for other options as well.
I am one edit away from finishing my first research paper in 15 years. This is where I out myself as a nerd because I have to admit I had a ton of fun writing it. I am also getting ready to start the biggest paper in my English class and at this point my fears about whether or not I could be successful in going back to school while managing the rest of my life are all but gone. The schedule for next semester will be open for registration next week and I have decided to take 14 credits and officially go full time.
I am sitting here trying to think of something else to write about Makenzie since this is technically her blog but I can't come up with anything. She is doing so well. She loves school, she is thriving and as always happy. God is SO good!
Life is awesome, super busy, and totally blessed!
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