chronic illness and school anxiety
our child has had asthma all his life. he is 11. he got the RSV virus that started his asthma at four months of age,now he had a repeat exposure to the virus and had 103.6 for 13 days. we sent him back to school week before last for three days and found that he was still sick with high fever and 77 pulse ox. After three weeks and loads of steriods he is getting back to normal and now has developed a phobia about walking from class to class and doesnt want to return to school. he has had makeup work all his school years as he is always sick. the school has informed us that he will just be retained in 5th grade no exceptions. they are not working with us to help him get caught up and frankly treat us as if we are faking. I even had to listen to the assistant principle tell me if she were me she would " FIND A WAY TO MAKE HIM WELL" that was a direct quote. I almost fell out of my chair.
We love our child and want the best for him but feel at a loss as to help him overcome is anxiety regarding his school and I cant say I blame him for his fears as his school has really disappointed me.
any suggestions, we are at a loss