Glad to have found this site and this group. My son, who is 2.5, was diagnosed on his 2nd birthday (full DKA, airlifted from ER to Children's hospital from emergency room). We just started pumping about two weeks ago on a Medtronic pump. It's a roller coaster, again, but once we get it right, I am certain things will be so much easier (they already are in many ways).
Things aren't as hopeful on the preschool front. Im finding some schools won't take him, other schools will but with ZERO desire/ability to touch the pump or do any of the medical basics. A few other schools, which I;ve searched out recently, after so many difficulties, have said they are open to helping...have interviews there in the next two weeks.
My son won't even turn three until late September....
Wondering what experiences you all have had with PRESCHOOL. And clearly these are all private preschools. One school said their insurance company forbids them from doing anything with the pump and I have to sign something saying he isn't special needs. The 504 stuff doesn't kick in until K and elementary school, I think.
Am I being too hopeful/naive to think that I'll find someone that can/is willing to learn a bit, so that I don't have to sit outside the school for four hours three times a week, waiting to run in to check blood or hit the Bolus button. If I have to, my nanny and I (Im a single mom) will share the job...but I keep thinking I'll find somewhere willing to do more. Maybe I shouldn't trust anyone else with is care at this age?
Would love some advice. Love to hear what you went through regarding all of this.
All the best,