It is so000 hot. We always knew keeping Mac cool at school was going to be hard.
He has some of the neck coolers you soak in water to wear, he has fans in his room. But he is still getting too hot. So, today, his aide gave him some “pants off – nappy only time” in the teachers office. They wet his top for him and let him have a stretch on the ground.
It was nice they offered him the discretion of the office for this – honestly, until the heat hit with full force yesterday I probably would have ‘demanded’ that level of discretion – but now, ‘eh’, who cares how you cool down.
The kids know he wears nappies – they reckon by fourth grade someone will have invented a toilet for Mac so he won’t fall off it or in it. They also think he might be able to talk (or at least communicate) by then and say “when he wants to go”. Now there’s a goal for me to aim for!
The heat continues today – it is tough for many brain injured kids to regulate their temperatures – Mac doesn’t sweat properly so that makes it even more difficult.
Today we took his mesh chair for him to ‘flop’ into and get some breeze going. I will see if I can mod his small wheelchair with a mesh back for him.
It would be nice if his room could have air-con – his potential for learning/eating/coping would be significantly increased – I will investigate.