Monthly Archives: January 2012

and now the day is done

And now the day is done.  As a recap, my youngest daughter was assaulted in our small town school this morning.  She lost consciousness briefly and ended up losing memory of the event and about 10 minutes before and after the event.  She remembers sitting on the floor in the hallway and then remembers being in the classroom with no idea how she got there.

She has a contusion on the back of her skull near the base.  CT Scans are normal. They scanned both head and because of the location, the nexk to make sure no damage was done to her neck.  A few centimeters lower and she could have suffered a severe neck injury.

We filed a complaint with the deputy sheriff.  We are contacting an attorney.

The school was told about bullying back in December.  They didn’t say anything to the student body about it to get it to stop.

Tonight, the superintendent of the district contacted me and told me about how distraught he is regarding this incident and how he doesn’t understand how my daughter could be hit in the back of the head and not know who did it. He went on to tell me about how I prevented him from speaking to either my daughter or the alleged perpetrators in the earlier bullying incidents.  I told him that he couldn’t speak to my daughter without either my or I being present for the event because they wanted to “question” her about the incidents.  I told them that she isn’t the guilty party, she is the victim.

It is typical of the district to blame others for their failure to do the job they have been hired to do.  They do this with our youngest son all the time.

I am beyond frustrated with the whole district and quite honestly we are looking at moving our family to another community where they can be safe, and the school district doesn’t treat them as criminals.   The kids should not be afraid to go to school. School is supposed to be a safe place for them.

According to a source in the district, the district administrators have two witnesses to the event.  One saw it happen out of the corner of their eye, but didn’t see who did it.  The other apparently witnessed the whole thing but was out for a doctor appointment this afternoon so unavailable to talk to administration.

The E. R. recommended that someone accompany my daughter from class to class for the foreseeable future so that she feels safe in school.  If that is what it takes, I will do it myself.  Short of that, I think that we can hire some people to help her out.

I have two auto-immune disorders, and stress causes them both to flare up.  This is definitely not helping.

assault in a high school

my daughter has been bullied at her school all year. Today we are in the ER because she got hit hard enough that she blacked out. We are going to file assault charges against the school. And who ever did this. We have told the school about the bullying issue before. Evidently they don’t takeContinue Reading

Toddlers, Tiaras and $exualization

So, in reality television there is a program called Toddlers and Tiaras.  I can’t say that I have ever seen it.  The premise is apparently mom’s who enter their daughters in beauty pageants.  The girls are painted up, dressed in what would be considered provocative clothing for an adult. Nw if that isn’t bad enough,Continue Reading

Dad, I killed the car!

Another day done. For the most part, I would call this day a success. My girls, who have both been licensed to drive for less than 6 months killed the car tonight. They thought that they were in trouble, because it wouldn’t start… They walked home, then we went and got it after mom gotContinue Reading

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Greetings on a New Day.

As we start week 3 after placement back at home for our youngest, I am struck with awe about how he can be two completely different kids.  There is the Marc we see when all of the kids are home, and there is the Marc we see when he is one – on – oneContinue Reading

Sunday ~ A day of rest and illness

the witty repartee of my usual charming demeanour will return anonContinue Reading

Lies, Lies I tell you….

Good morning friends. I am getting sick.  Having Lupus, Fibromyalgia and Hypothyroidism, this means that I need to be proactive in fighting the infection.  Uggh… this means that I need to lengthen the amount of  rest I get as well as increase my liquid intake. Hopefully the prednisone I am taking will bolster my bodiesContinue Reading

Positive outcomes

Very positive outcomes today from the team at the cleft palette clinic. Speech is highly intelligible. Hearing loss on the left side, may need tube in that side but will know more later this Spring. He grew 14 inches though. Won’t be long before he is taller than I am. Marc, our youngest has beenContinue Reading

@ Cleft Palette Clinic

Today our goal is to attend the annual cleft palette clinic for our oldest boy. Hard to believe we have been coming to these for 14 years already. They keep a growth chart and photo record, he has grown 14 inches in the past year. No wonder we can’t keep him in pants. Seeing theContinue Reading