Tales from the Schweitzer Side

Do you ever stop wondering?

  • I am so sorry you guys are going through this, Donna.  I can only imagine how frustrating it is to have a child whom you KNOW is intelligent not doing well in school and not understanding why.

    I hate that you guys have to deal with all of this when Ryley should be enjoying his high school years.  When he should be growing (like all his friends), running without worrying about falling, studying because it's just what you do when you're in high school.

    I hate that you have to wonder if all this relates back to his prematurity.  I hate that it's there, in the back of your mind.

    I really hope you guys get some answers and that there are things that can be done to help Ryley.

    He's lucky to have you on his side.

    Sending lots of love,


  • High School is going to be the one thing that pushes me over the edge. I think we will always wonder about how their early birth and treatments have shaped who they are.  I believe he will get this all figured out and get on track.... but in true preemie fashion he has to do it his way, right? They've been making us crazy from the very beginning.

    Much love and many hugs!


  • I'm so sorry that Ryley is dealing with these physical issues and that high school is so frustrating for both of you.  I absolutely hate that prematurity is still lurking and taking up so much space in your brain and your heart. I truly hope that you get some answers at school and from the doctors. Like Karri said, probably in his own way, on his own time table. I admire your dedication and commitment to getting him on track, he is so fortunate to have such a bad ass mom such as yourself! (that's my new favorite phrase)

    Love and Hugs