Posted 8/27/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -6)
I'm interested in other peoples coping techniques concerning raising a child/children on your own while sick, especially keeping up with school.
I am raising my 7 year old daughter alone. She is scheduled to visit her father 2 hours on Monday and Wednesday, along with every other Saturday.
The lack of alone/adult time aside, I don't know how I am going to make it through the start of school!
This summer has be the most exhausted yet. This child has learned what and how to fix her own meals at times...I struggle with the guilt of that, at least I know she can feed herself though!
I must drive her to school, she doesn't have the option of riding a bus. So I can't just roll outta bed and walk her to the bus stop. She did miss a few days last year due to my being ill. None of the neighbors children attend the same school.
Any thoughts on ways of making school easier? I know about the whole pack a lunch the day before and lay out the clothes...
I can see it now, I will be the mom who makes it too the parking lot, lets the child out and parks for a nap! Maybe I can pack my own lunch and never leave the lot! lol
Any suggestions? Energy conservation methods?
31 year old mom of 1: SLE, UCTD, FM, Arthritis, Reynalds(?), Migraines, Alopecia, Neuropothy(L:Hand & Foot), Int. Bells Palsey, Costrocondritis(?), a bunch of other stuff I don't remember right now and even more labwork I dont understand! Patient at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD.
Plaquinil, Trazodone, Lidoderm, Percocet for now...I hate taking the meds! Refusing any more Prednisone!