David will be starting kindergarten at age 6 next fall (september baby) and if things go well with the insurance switch we'll be able to get him pumping before school starts. However there is still a possibility he will be doing injections. I've been getting advice from you all on 504 plans but wanted to hear from those parents that have kids still on injections and what they have put in their 504s. I'm not sure what my rights are here, and have heard the horror stories about drawing up insulin for children by random people but this is the nature of the beast if our insurance doesn't come through for us.
What are our rights for him concerning injections. I'm hearing from various faculty members that the school district will not let their staff give injections. There is no available school nurse, and they are requiring me to come to school however many times David needs an injection and give it to him myself. We are working on him giving his own injections with a pre-drawn needle that is sent every day for meals/snacks/etc. but in the case that he might need someone else, what can I expect the school to help out with?
We live in a small rural town and 25 minutes from school. I work to help offset the cost of his diabetes and it is not reasonable for me to be there every hour of every day at school.
What have you all done for your children, or if you were once in this position what did your parents/school do for you when you were younger?