We still Hope
Hello everyone..I am a parent of a 17 year old son with SCD type SS. He has had a fairly healthy life thus far. He has had his gall bladder removed, pnuemonia twice and two pain crisis in his life. First, I want to thank god for his health thus far and moving foward. I had a question for the younger men and women who suffer from this disease. My son has applied to several different colleges to include a college in GA. I currently live in NC and his father is currently in the military in Hawaii where my son currently lives. Me and his father strongly suggest he attend school in NC due to the fact I am located here. The question is should we allow our son to have a choice in the college he attends or should we basically make him attend college in NC? We want him to be able to make his own choices but we also know he is not ready to deal with this disease on his own. He is at the age where he believes he is "Superman" and he can "shake off" a little pain. I am afraid he will not take proper care of himself if me nor his father is around. I just worry about him all of the time!!!!