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not really coping with being pregnant and lifting dd and her wheelchair.

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Hangingbellyofbabylon Thu 02-Jul-09 17:14:57

I'm 29 weeks and now really feeling it when I have to carry dd2 (3.5). Getting the wheelchair in and out of the car pulls on my back and my bump and I really don't think I can manage much more without really hurting myself. And as if it wasn't bad enough everytime I pick up dd1 from school the bastards park all over the only bit of double yellows so I end up having to walk for ages to get to school and dd has to go in her wheelchair, whereas if I could park close she could just about manage to use her kaye walker for that distance which would save me getting the wheelchair out of the car. I feckin hate the lazy bastards and feel like slashing their tyres. Today the police patrolled the school area so they all moved off then a minute later when the police went they just all returned as usual.

And.. my stupid midwife reckons that if I asked social services they would supply me with a taxi twice a day so I didn't have to lift the wheelchair or dd. Don't bloody believe it, it's taken us over 6 months just to get social services to fit a cheapy handrail in the bathroom.

Nuff said.

brandy77 Thu 02-Jul-09 17:49:04

poor you :0(

could you speak to the school about using the staff car park? seems totally ridiculous that you cant park right at the back door as your child is wheelchair bound

Hangingbellyofbabylon Thu 02-Jul-09 19:06:17

it's a weird school in that there is no staff parking at all, I have no idea where all of the poor teachers have to park and probably have to lug loads of stuff for miles. I have just written a letter to the traffic department at our council and I think I will talk to the police as this problem is not going to go away.

jetcat32 Thu 02-Jul-09 19:58:04

maybe worth having a word with the head or the education dep? I know its not the same scenorio(???) but when i was heavily pregnant, and then just after my CSection when i couldnt drive, the education dep picked up DD1 to get her to school, and then i got some money from SS to pay for taxi home. My DD wasnt in a wheelchair though.

I didnt have to have a full assessment from SS, but if you are already involved with them, it should simply be a case of asking if it is possible.

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