Yesterday was a reminder of something we tend to struggle with - tummy troubles! One of the things that is so hard about EDS is that while you suspect that something is related, often there isn't a study yet to prove it. So, while lots of people who suffer from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome will report that they have problems with chronic constipation and acid reflux, there isn't real solid proof that this is being caused by EDS. Of course, logically it makes sense, since both the intestines and stomach are made from connective tissue, but that isn't good enough to prove it.
Yesterday she had tummy aches off and on throughout the school day. They actually had started the night before. Part of me wonders if it was in part due to the adjusting back to being in school after a long break, and on top of that doing extra work with the OT and PT for evaluations. I wonder if her body was just more fatigued and that caused it. But again, I can't know that to be a fact, even if in theory it makes sense. So, we just dealt with it.
Since I was in her room half of the day volunteering I was able to let the office know that unless she got sick or started a fever to just let her rest. I hate doing that, but if she came home everytime she had an ache or pain she wouldn't be at school that much. The best I can do is acknowledge her pains, and try to lessen them. I thought the resting time was a good way to do that yesterday, so that's what we did. She made it through the day, and got a decent amount of work done.
Today she slept in really late - I think she must have gotten about 13 hours of sleep. Hopefully that will help get her feeling a little better again. I'm crossing my fingers tomorrow she sleeps like that too!