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lisad123 Fri 21-Sep-12 15:56:13

<hands around wine

I know it's early but I need a drink already blush
Well dd1 has had another good week at her new school, dd2 has started to show her new school her true colours. They haven't had the best week and today she kicked off in front of whole school in assembly! We have a load of meetings in next few weeks so hopefully we can improve things.

FIL has had a heart attack, but there's a massive history there and they haven't spoken to us in years and so dh is worried as to go visit or not sad

I'm in major need of a night out

moosemama Fri 21-Sep-12 16:48:29

<grabs glass and swigs the lot back in one>

Another one that already needs a drink here.

Good to here dd1 has had a good week and is settling in well at her new school. Sorry to hear dd2 is struggling.

Hope you can get provision sorted to help her.

Sorry about your FIL too. These family situations are always hard to negotiate and such a massive source of stress and upset.

I have had the week from hell. Every day a new medical appointment or meeting and every day another waste of everybody's time. Until today when it all went completely crazy re ds1's statement/school/LEA and we are suddenly back in tribunal territory with me stressed to the max, when I had foolishly thought we were done with that, at least until AR.

Oh - and I'm still on crutches and in pain whilst doing up to 4 school-runs a day. hmm

I fully intend to indulge in much chocolate consolation this evening, despite being desperate to lose the stone I've regained.

I could do with a night out too, but instead dh has two booked next week, as he's changing jobs and been persuaded to have a leaving do.

Badvoc Fri 21-Sep-12 17:01:57

Lisa and moose sad
So sorry.
Ds1 has actually had a really good a prize for an art comp and is doing well at school smile
Ds2 on the other hand....da2 is nt afaik but we are having a really tricky time with him ATM...he has been poorly not cp but a viral rash/lumps which are a it odd. After going back to ore school quite happily e first week he now has a full meltdown each morning and I leave him Sibiu and calling for me sad
I am so miserable about it and worrying too as this is how it started with ds1 sad
I got it so so wrong that time, am so worried I will will again sad
It's his b day party in Sunday and then dh is going to the states in weds til the following thurs sad sad
I have been recovering from a stomach bug since sun/mon... feeling proper sorry for myself today!
Night out? What's that?

Badvoc Fri 21-Sep-12 17:02:48

That should have read pre school and sobbing!

intothewest Fri 21-Sep-12 17:16:51

Lisad Sounds like a stressful week.I hope you get it sorted for DD.
Is there any chance of a night out soon?...I actually have one planned for next Friday (can't remember the last time) I haven't been able to get anyone to look after DS as his usual carer has been off sick.
Moose that all sounds a nightmare...and on crutches !
Badvoc poor you and DS2..but well done DS1 smile

Well things here are up and down.My dad's been in hospital,so I've been driving a fair bit.I've got several jobs and one of them can be very stressful...and it has been this week !DS seems to be going backward with the toilet thing since he's been back at school. I don't know why as I know he is taken.He's happy though and that is the main thing smile

I won't have wine as I can't mix my drinks,but I can offer gin grin

moosemama Fri 21-Sep-12 17:19:25

Oh Badvoc you poor thing. ((hugs))

If it helps there are two little boys at dd's nursery who scream blue murder when their Mum's leave in the morning. I was there late one day - just a few minutes after the other mums and by the time they'd got through the gates both boys were happily playing cars. It's often just the parting that's so hard, once you're out of sight they settle down and enjoy themselves.

What's the odd rash like? Just asking because ds1 had one when he was little that the drs couldn't identify and it turned out to be scarlett fever. First couple of GPs were completely stumped, then he saw an older GP who had much more experience and he recognised it straight away. Ds didn't get the distinctive red face that gives the illness it's name, so the first doctors didn't even consider it. It makes them feel so poorly and exhausted and needs a couple of rounds of strong antibiotics to get rid of it.

Congratulations to your ds1 on his prize and doing so well at school. smile

moosemama Fri 21-Sep-12 17:21:19

Hi Into, sounds like a mixed week for you. Glad ds is happy at school though. Could the toilet training issues just be down transition back to school? Hopefully they'll settle down as he get's back into the swing of things.

Badvoc Fri 21-Sep-12 17:25:58

Into...sorry it's been a tough week. Perhaps the toilet issues is being back at school/transition?
Moose..ds2 has lumps that are hard to the touch, not many but on his arms and legs.
Most odd.
He had a cold/coughlast week and the gp thinks its viral related.
Ds1 used to get awful viral rashes when he was small...but they didn't really look like this either....sigh.
Dont think the gp knew what it was tbh.
I am so dreading dh going away...trying to be supportive but we are missing out in a wedding reception, a church function and dh is missing a really important open morning at ds1s middle school for next year sad
I will have to go in my own.

SilkStalkings Fri 21-Sep-12 17:36:02

((hands round Minstrels)) Can I join? Have put myself to bed at 4pm, leaving kids to tv and DH with instructions to bring beer and takeaway.
DS with PDA had his first week of afternoons in Year R and it was just like preschool - horrendous fight to get him in each day, then calmed down and enjoyed himself once the doors were shut- but with the joy of a whole morning's anticipation tying my stomach and heart in knots each day. Next week he will do mornings, might be better, might just be a bigger audiencesad. Just so tired in the heart.

intothewest Fri 21-Sep-12 17:39:40

Yes.I'm hoping it is just the transition and all the distractions of school.
SILK sounds like you deserve the beer and takeaway.(snaffles minstrels)

Badvoc Fri 21-Sep-12 17:44:14

Oh silk! sad
"Tired in the heart"
I totally get that sad

EllenJaneisnotmyname Fri 21-Sep-12 17:52:34

Hi all.

Lisa, good that DD1 is doing well. Is DD2 at a different school to DD1? Hopefully they'll start to 'get' her and spot triggers. Assemblies are often flash points, busy and over stimulating yet still requiring quiet and controlled DC!

Moose, been lurking on your statementing issues thread but not a lot of advice to give. sad

Badvoc, sorry to hear DS2 is causing you some anxiety. It's the role of siblings to make us worry over every last behaviour.

Into, my DS always went backwards with toilet training at the start of the year. There's so much much new stuff to get their heads around that it takes up all their processing power, I reckon.

DS2 had a 24 heart monitor this week following his seizure last Dec! Good to know the NHS is as efficient as ever. Will get results in a few weeks. He's had a viral wheeze for weeks now so I think he may be asthmatic. He's had steroids and a reliever inhaler prescribed.

Y8 seems to be going well, he's settled back into school fine, not that he ever tells me anything. His 'friend' has decided that the lunchtime club in learning skills isn't his thing, though. sad I think I'm more sad than DS!

Just to make you jealous, my divorce diet is going really well and I've now lost 3 1/2 stone and am no longer overweight, it's official. In fact, yesterday I weighed 9 st 13 3/4lbs for the first time in over 20 years. So gin and slimline for me!

EllenJaneisnotmyname Fri 21-Sep-12 17:55:01

Crossed with you, silk. sad The good thing is that he enjoyed it once he got into it. Mornings will be better, 3 hours rather than 2? Is he getting 1:1, I forget?

moosemama Fri 21-Sep-12 17:57:14

Big lumps or little lumps Badvoc?

SilkStalkings, at least you won't have so long to fret about it before you get there next week. It's good that he's enjoying himself once you can get him there, but it must be so hard knowing you have that fight to face every day. Hopefully it will ease off as he get's more used to it?

'Tired in the heart' is the perfect way to describe a feeling that is all too common for us all. sad

SheelaNeGoldGig Fri 21-Sep-12 17:59:28

Hurrah for good weeks st school and brilliant divorce diets!

sad for the other crap stufg

And wine all round!

DD has had another full week in school! And is generally happy! !!!

And i am going away for a whole week off. Leaving tomorrow and heading oop north.

intothewest Fri 21-Sep-12 18:00:56

WOW 3 1/2 stone! Well done.I can't believe the NHS took so long....oh hang on,yes I can.
DS is only 9,but when I ask him what he's done at school he says'I can't remember'(although he can as he never forgets a thing)

Badvoc Fri 21-Sep-12 18:05:52

Wow Ellen well done!
I have a stone to lose and it's going verrrryy slowlyyyy...
Moose - quite big IMO...and hard and red. He hasn't got a temp and is eating and weening/pooing etc...

lisad123 Fri 21-Sep-12 18:14:34

Ellenjane, yes we have sent dd1 to a private small school as what little support she got wasn't helping but what she needed was a small class with children that are fairly clam and teachers that have time for her and her interests and skills.
Dd2 is still in state school because she has a lot of behaviours that private school wouldn't take on and still has a huge amount of input that we can't do without.

moosemama Fri 21-Sep-12 18:23:42

Well done on the weightloss Ellen. I lost just under 4 between June last year and March this year, but have gained over a stone of that back through ill health, immobilisation and a massive willpower failure concerning chocolate.

I started doing alternate fasting last week and blooming gained 2.5 lbs. Decided it was doing it off the back of my enforced weeks of the porridge diet and have now decided to eat normally for a few weeks before trying again, as my poor body probably doesn't know which way is up.

Sheelah, sounds like things are going well for you - long may it continue. Enjoy your week off. smile

Badvoc, not Scarlett Fever then as the bumps are hard and sharp/sandpapery, but not what you'd describe as large. Is it on the tops/backs of his arms and legs? Keratosis Pillaris? Molloscum? There are a few old threads on MN if you search asking about similar symptoms after a coldy/virus and no-one ever seems to know the answer. Ds1 used to get viral rashes quite regularly when he was a toddler, but they were always fine pimply ones, rather than big lumps.

whatthewhatthebleep Fri 21-Sep-12 18:28:02

2 large bars of Galaxy chocolate here....bashing up into pieces...passing it around everyone smile

headache kicked in earlier...had SW here today and discussing so much has me wound up, knackered and is seriously hurting my brain now!

Too much going on with us at mo...can't explain much of it though...too exhausted and done in today.

I'll just sit here quietly nibbling on choc

moosemama Fri 21-Sep-12 18:43:01

<sidles up to whathe and bats eyelids> grin

Sympathies on the headache. I resorted to half a dose of prescription codeine to deal with mine. Wouldn't have made it through the day without it. I can't take a whole dose as they made me hallucinate earlier this week! shock

Sorry you are having such a tough time at the moment, we can sit together in the chocolate nibbling corner. (I don't actually have any chocolate in the house, but will be sending dh on a mercy mission when he gets home and I promise I'll share then.)

Badvoc Fri 21-Sep-12 18:44:35

I haven't got any choc! Wail.....

moosemama Fri 21-Sep-12 18:45:36

We'll have to make do with virtual chocolate for now Badvoc. sad

Badvoc Fri 21-Sep-12 18:48:16

(Stamps foot)
Oh ok.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Fri 21-Sep-12 18:56:10

Can recommend the divorce diet, but you must actually need a divorce for it to work. wink All joking aside, it's been a silver lining in a rather dark cloud but I look years younger and will hopefully live longer if I can keep it off.

Sheela, are you managing a week away without DC? Fantastic!

Badvoc, is it bad of me that I laughed like a drain at this...

Moose - quite big IMO...and hard and red. grin

Moose, wow 4 st! What a shame your health is conspiring against you. Your body should be pleased you've lost weight and be giving you a break!

Whatthe, hope SW visit went, hmm, I was going to say well, but maybe bearable would be a better word? And unless you have Cadbury's DM you aren't welcome! wink

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