madison is upstairs sleeping. her first period class started a few minutes ago. however she’s still continuing to have persistent headaches following her concussion, almost three weeks ago. she’s basically on level 2 of 4 with the extensive post concussion protocol we were given to follow. symptoms continue= half days at school. no tests. etc.
junior year in highschool is a toughy.she’d already missed a week when the principal she’s assigned to called & we discussed options. since she’s in all advanced classes and those are not offered in homebound program, her teachers are all working with her to make sure she can stay caught up as much as possible, without overwhelming her.
she’s going in for 3 hours each day. the minimum allowed to be able to be counted present. often times the larger classes, louder classes really bother her. she comes home each day to her dark room & sacks out. for a few hours. she goes to bed about 2 hours earlier than normal for her and as i mentioned earlier, sleeps in a couple hours.
rest. that’s what’s ordered as one recovers from a concussion. but good grief. it’s so bizarre to have one of your children basically living in a dark room, in their bed for days and now weeks.
lucky for us here in atlanta we have a pediatric concussion center who follows these kids thoroughly and refers them to specialists as needed. the concussion center was actually birthed out of the department of the hospital from which i resigned last year so i know several of the nurses.
madison has been referred to a neurologist who specializes in concussions. they’ve apparently become a specialty within a specialty.
while a week off at thanksgiving and christmas break coming up soon will help, i’m really hoping my sweet girl is back in the saddle sooner rather than later.
thanks for praying for her
oh & by the way, these images were from a couple months ago. she hasn’t worn stilettos in quite a while.