2- I may have lost what minimal decorum I ever had.
3- I must look or otherwise present myself as sketchy/untrustworthy/having poor judgement. Maybe this post is proof.
ONCE, just ONCE during my girls' lifetime I'd like to be seen as competent and having some idea what is in their best interest. Judges, lawyers, schools, doctors, ex-family have questioned my ability to care for both of my girls. In all that time, NOT ONCE have I put them in harm's way. In fact, I've probably saved their lives more than once at this point.
Currently pushing me over the edge: A Collierville Schools personnel attempted to tell me I'm making a poor decision by allowing Josey to not attend school this year and to pursue her GED once she is well enough and able to actually remember course material. I'm "messing up her future." Lyme Disease is doing that at the moment and I'm trying to keep her alive and hoping to get her well. I know, don't say anything negative about the wonderful schools. I'm not intimidated but a parent that hadn't had to fight for their child in the past might be. Know who you're talking to before you make accusations. We are VERY pro-education in our household. So far, we're up to two masters degrees, three bachelors, two people with professional licenses. Also, I can name numerous successful people who got a GED - my favorite being Dr. Bill Cosby, with an Ed.D. - an earned doctorate in EDUCATION.
Our new physician's office notified me that they won't write the letter stating she's too sick to go to school but they will approve "minimal home instruction with a max of one class only." That's ridiculous. So now she will be enrolled in ONE representative class that will cause undue stress, she may not remember at all, and might not even pass. Originally we were told they were on board with whatever we requested regarding school, and the no-school-for-now option was discussed.
Josey's biological father doesn't even think Lyme disease is real. He did everything he could to delay resuming antibiotic treatment this summer. The extra few weeks' delay made her have a worse reaction when she did start again. He won't state that he'll help pay for treatment or any related expenses, or correspond with me on any level regarding her health, the disease, etc., except to say I have Munchausens by Proxy and want attention. Maybe this post will prove that to him, too.