scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Meds in camp/ADHD
Hollyanne Dustin (cattails@PSOUTH.NET
Sun Jul 02 2000 - 20:54:37 CDT
<<Another camp we attended had the nurse on the porch of the dining hall
each of the three meals, and before the assembled troops went in for meals
and during announcements there was "med call," when all Scouts with meds
up to get them. Bedtime meds were picked up by the Scout at the health lodge
(centrally located so it was no trouble to stop by on the way "home" from
evening activities). There was no big stigma, for those of you wondering.
Some adults (who were allowed to keep and self-administer their own meds)
joined the throng, to make it "just one of those things." No big deal>>
This sounds like a wonderful arrangement. Hopefully there will be some
similar arrangement for my son at day camp. Otherwise he will not be going.
Much to his dismay and mine. I'd love to be able to go to camp with him and
make sure he takes his meds properly but I can't. I have a younger child at
home who is in a half day program the same week somewhere else. Also, my
son needs to be on his own sometimes but with his disabilities (ADHD and
autism) accommodated appropriately.
Thanks Pam, for you wonderful posts too.
Holly Anne mailto:Cattails@psouth.net
Christopher:age 8, ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome
Kimberly:age 6, ADHD
ADL: Bear Den 1, Pack 399