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    Karen Allen Fujimori is offline Junior Member
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    We just started T4L this week! I pulled my daughter out of the public school due to her declining attendance. She has had issues with her health for the past 18 months. We have seen several doctors, specialists and tried many supplements and medications and we have not been able to get her a diagnosis. Due to the pain and the fatigue she was averaging about 6 days a month at school! Although she had 2 amazing teachers that kept her up on her studies, emailing work or getting it to the office and communicating via email, she also had a terrible (that's putting it mildly) teacher that humiliated her in class and refused to send any work, just saying every time that there wasn't any but then giving her an (I)ncomplete for a grade. I finally pulled her this week because even the 2 amazing teachers needed her to come in for finals and she just wasn't able to. This past week she had a severe swelling of her face and couldn't go to school for several days; not knowing what caused it but knowing that it could happen again and it could happen in ANY part of her body (including the breathing mechanisms) pushed me to the point of deciding to home-school her. I think she is relieved to not have to try and get up every morning and failing most days and then trying to keep up with her class. Also, she's not as worn out, on the days that she would actually make it to school, she would come home and go to bed, she would be down for a day or two. If she actually made it a whole week, she would sleep all weekend! She's much more alert now! We have a new healthcare provider and it looks like we may be on our way to a diagnosis! We are hoping! She would like to go back to school next fall.

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    Please see a lyme literate medical doctor. This was my daughter 2 years ago. She has lyme and babesiosis and had been doing great under a lyme doctor's care until we recently stopped meds for a while thinking she was all fixed..then it all started up again although not as bad so she is back on meds and now improving again
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    Karen, welcome to Time4Learning. I'm sorry for the health issues your daughter is having. So glad you found Time4Learning for her! What a relief it must be to be able to have her at home and for her to be able to work at her own pace, resting when she needs to. I pray your doctors are able to find the cause and a cure for her ailments!

    Please feel free to ask questions here anytime. I just want to share this other site with you where your daughter can interact with other teens who are learning at home. It's also a great source of information for parents as well as teens. LetsHomeschoolHighSchool
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    Thanks for the replies!
    She's had so many tests, I'm fairly certain she had some test for Lyme but I'll ask again. We are heading to hematology within the next week, we will be traveling over 200 miles for that appointment!

    I love that she can work at her own pace, since she sleeps so much she's going much slower than she normally would. I will give her that website and see if she want's to join. She's pretty active with a social writing website she does and then with friends that she can't visit anymore because they live so far away! Just today we ran into one of her school friends at the library and then later at the grocery store! Her friend seemed so happy to see her, but my daughter almost seemed embarrassed. It's just hard to make plans with her friends because we never know how long she's going to sleep or how she's going to be feeling. I'm really hoping and praying that the hematology doctors will figure her out so she can have a normal life.
    I've rambled long enough, good night!
    Thanks for the prayers and well wishes!
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    Hi Karen,

    I can absolutely relate! We just left public schooling this week for declining health issues as well. We have a case of Bartonella and Pediatric AutoImmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome ( probably Lyme also). Some of your symptoms are in groupings with my kids. My youngest is 13 and the one we are now homeschooling and will start the Time4Learning program this next week. I looked at this resource with a presumption I'm going to be spending money and I didn't think the $20 per month was out of line in comparison to purchasing books not only for my son, but also curriculum based programs to help me make lessons plans.
    I am hoping using a computer network based program will make it easier for us to get the educational needs in while trying to focus on getting healthy. Trying to pinpoint what is really going on is the hardest part. My DD17 has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue & Raynauds. Trying to make sense of testing, knowing which direction to possibly head next is a full time job in itself.

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