Please Pass Me 504 Tissues

Photo on 6-5-14 at 11.47 AMJune.

Make Bigfoot realize elementary school end soon. Therefore middle school begin soon. Therefore academic performance begin affect opportunities for future as smarty-type AP Chemistry etc. Therefore 504.

Children With Diabetes amazing resource: this list. Provide example 504 for every grade, K – SATs. Bigfoot select middle school one. Bigfoot find & replace student name. Done.

But crying. Nothing different for health, but words “disability” on legal document = weep.

Also, pragmatically, huge change. No more laze about nurse’s office for bit of chat and rest. No more “pick a buddy” walk to nurse several times/day. No more official snack time, no more recess.




  1. Pam · June 5, 2014

    Maybe your middle school will be as nice as ours? Yes, there’s more work, and tests seem like bigger deals, but pick-a-buddy and laze around nurse’s office are still very much a part of the scene here.

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  2. Amy · June 5, 2014

    I’m passing you not just any tissues, but the ones with lotion, which I only buy when someone is sick so they don’t get a sore nose.

    My son was diagnosed in middle school and made the transition to independence quickly because he didn’t want to be that health room kid. I pushed for it too, because it became too difficult to make up missed work or have a teacher repeat due dates, etc. Some days, I was more worried about his disorganization skills than diabetes. We had an angel of a school nurse who helped us lay the path to independence, so that within a semester he was discretely testing and dosing for lunch in class–made easier since he was content to eat the same thing everyday!

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    • Katy · June 5, 2014

      Thanks. I feel bolstered by the deluxe tissues.


  3. cbwinchild · June 5, 2014


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  4. Katie Idler · June 5, 2014

    Middle school wasn’t too much of a change here in the Sunshine state. Still daily trips to nurse (clinic aid) for testing, bolusing in front of her, etc. They say high school is different, you’re on your own from day one.


  5. Linda · June 6, 2014

    Heart cramp. Makes me feel like crying too. For so many reasons. F’ing D.


  6. StephenS · June 6, 2014

    Here’s hoping that all of the good things about elementary school get replaced with lots of equally good things about middle school.


  7. Katie · June 6, 2014

    My brother and I were both diagnosed in middle school. We were some of the lucky ones because we had a fantastic nurse (no 504s back then…). We also could stay there as long as we needed/wanted. Even in high school, we still went at lunch to test and anytime we felt “off” we went there to just be with someone who knew what was going on. The only thing you never get back is recess and snack time. That deserves tissues.


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