Monday, September 12, 2011
Mia Back in School
I am so glad that Mia is back in school. Of all the things she has had to deal with -- the scar from the dog bite, the seizures, the yucky medicine and not being able to eat a lot of her favorite foods -- she has only really complained to me one time.
She stayed with me for a couple of weeks after she had been diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. The school would not let her come back until the nurse agreed. There were some questions about medication, for instance. Then the school closed for a few days for their annual vacation.
Mia came up to me one day and said sadly, "I can't go to school."
I said, "Oh, yes, you can, and you will!" And the next week, she did.
I'm glad it is the same school and the same loving teacher. She is learning so much and she loves the routine. And no seizures.
(I picked up Mia one afternoon and there was Ms. Rodriguez watching a room full of playing children. She was bringing one child at a time to sit down so she could take their picture. She was very patient and careful to get a good picture while calling instructions to various children over her shoulder and stopping to help others. What a great teacher!)