Amber - posted on 01/09/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi to all...my name is Amber and I am new to the group. I am a mom to four children. My youngest is Sulley and he has epilepsy and was diagnosed in the fall of 07 with OCD. There is no one in my family that has ever had this condition and it has been a real struggle trying to understand exactly how a child his age could have this and also how to cope with it. He is being treated for his epilepsy with Lyrica which has also benefited the OCD. It has by no means cured him of the OCD but has made it a little more manageable.
The concern that I am having is with him starting kindergarden in the fall in a public school. I am very protective, as most moms are, over him. It is becoming very worrysome as we get closer and closer to his start. My concerns are kids making fun of him, the melt downs and how the staff of the school will accomdate, and mostly just the overall treatment of him. I know that some schools are not very sympathetic or tollerant of different needs and just thought I would ask others of the experiences that they might have had.