Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to school… Day 649 24AUG10

Joshua got up and headed off to his first day back at school this morning. He was not very happy about going and was having a lot of anxiety about it. Renee wound up staying with him at school for a while before leaving to come home. I waited for him to get home so I could see how his day went and he seemed like it went okay. He knows a couple of his classmates from kindergarten and it generally seemed like he had an okay time. It is very difficult to understand what he is thinking and feeling about reintegrating into school but we know that he is anxious and that of course makes us concerned. Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that we are already a little paranoid about the whole "public" thing and it just gets messy.

We will see how tomorrow goes, it would be nice if we could figure out a way to ease him back into school but that is a difficult one to figure out.The school is designed to educate children, not take care of cancer kids so we will have to continue to be his advocates and keep on top of what is happening and how his needs are being dealt with. Heres hoping for a better tomorrow...


Jamie(Sister) said...

Happy school day!
What an exciting and nerve racking day! I'm glad to here your first day back went ok. :-) I hope that tomorrow is a lot better for you and hopefully soon you will get use to everything again. :-)
We are so proud of you Joshua for keeping your head held high through everything that is going on! You inspire so many people to be strong and to live life to the fullest! we love you tons love bug and sleep tight tonight for tomorrow will be a much better day. :-)

Xoxo Love Jamie Allie Christian Bella And Spike
PS Lots of Hand Sanitizer!!!! :-)

Scarlett said...

Awww... Well, I hope he feels better about it as time goes on. I can certainly understand his anxiety, though.

Be brave, Joshua!!! You are doing great, and you are such an amazing, strong kid.

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

You put me on my knees Mighty Warrior. All the monumental challenges life has thrown at you will not keep you down! You are the Champion. I am so proud of you my buttons won't stay on my shirt.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Laura and Frank said...

Love the backpack and the kid wearing it. School can be overwhelming with all the noise and kids. It's a good thing; just hard to get used to at first. I always made a friend in class and stayed close to them all the time because I was very shy. I hope you get the opportunity to do that and share your courageous story with your classmates. Love, Laura and Frank