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...