Know-it-all, nonmedical bosses - page 2

i was out for blood last night. my daughter, 18, works in the deli of a grocery store. she showed me a rash on her forearm a few days ago, and i told her to pay attention to what she's come in... Read More

  1. by   TazziRN
    Same DD had mono and a roaring sinusitis a year or so ago. She was seen at Kaiser and went back a few days later for a F/U. Bio Mom sent her with a note saying it was okay to see her. The stupid receptionist actually told DD that "How do I know this isn't forged?" DD can barely talk and she was flushed with fever.....not something a teen would need to forge a note about!
  2. by   Becca608
    Quote from TazziRN
    Same DD had mono and a roaring sinusitis a year or so ago. She was seen at Kaiser and went back a few days later for a F/U. Bio Mom sent her with a note saying it was okay to see her. The stupid receptionist actually told DD that "How do I know this isn't forged?" DD can barely talk and she was flushed with fever.....not something a teen would need to forge a note about!
    Ridiculous. Why can't grown people take sick kids seriously?
  3. by   Xbox Live Addict
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Not a boss, but...

    When my oldest daughter was in jr high, she fractured her arm one weekend while skating and was casted. I was concerned because she seemed to have more than the usual swelling; doc said to ice and elevate, and come back if symptomatic. The cast just didn't look right to me, or maybe it was just my Mom intuition, who knows. But on Monday, I sent her to school with explicit instructions to call me immediately if she noticed any numbness or tingling, color or temp changes or increase in swelling.

    I went to pick her up at the end of the day, only to find her sitting in the office sobbing and rocking back and forth, holding her arm. Her fingers were pale and cool and swollen--- it looked BAD.

    She'd noticed several hours before that it had begun to swell more, and was numb and tingly. She went to the office to call me as I had instructed, and the secretary and assistant principal had refused to allow her to contact me. She'd tried to go back to class, only to return to the office, begging them to allow her to call. Again, they refused. Told her to sit and wait until I arrived, so they "could have a talk with me."

    When I saw her, I didn't know about what the office staff had done, and immediately asked my daughter why she didn't call me. That's when the secretary spoke up and informed me that their phones were not there for the personal use of students. She then told me that "all breaks swell" and suggested that maybe my daughter was "just looking for a reason to leave school."

    Oh. My. God.

    I am a very laid back person. I rarely if ever lose my temper. But when I do...

    I truly do not remember what I said to that witch; probably just as well cuz all y'all see here is a bunch of ***** across the screen anyway. You know that expression "see red"? It really happens. I was possessed.

    I do know that I am lucky I wasn't arrested. And she's lucky I was too short and out of shape to vault that counter. The assistant principal came out and demanded to know what was going on, and then repeated what the secretary had said.

    I had a few choice words in response, ending with something along the lines of if she had suffered any damage to her arm, I was going to own that school district.

    Took her to the ER. Turns out, there was a dent in the cast not really noticeable until they'd cut it off. She had a pressure area that took some time to heal. She was splinted and after the tingling and swelling went away, had no more problems with it and healed well.

    Damn. My BP shot up just typing about those idiots.

    :angryfire
    Bloody hell. She could have lost her arm thanks to those idiots. Where was the school nurse??? Does this school HAVE a school nurse?

    If something like that happened to my kid, I'd yank my kid out of that school and make sure that this school district suffered through a pricey and publicly embarassing lawsuit.
  4. by   CaLLaCoDe
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Not a boss, but...

    I do know that I am lucky I wasn't arrested. And she's lucky I was too short and out of shape to vault that counter. The assistant principal came out and demanded to know what was going on, and then repeated what the secretary had said.
    :angryfire
    Thank goodness, they both still have life.

    I too would be awfully angry if it had been my daughter. Broken limbs swell, yeah but loss of sensation is another matter, indeed!

    That is a SCARY SCARY tale EG!

    I'm sharing this story with my x-school nurse mother, I just know her jaw will drop to the floor!
  5. by   EmmaG
    Quote from TeleRNer
    Thank goodness, they both still have life.

    I too would be awfully angry if it had been my daughter. Broken limbs swell, yeah but loss of sensation is another matter, indeed!

    That is a SCARY SCARY tale EG!

    I'm sharing this story with my x-school nurse mother, I just know her jaw will drop to the floor!
    Well, this wasn't a school nurse. They didn't have one available.
  6. by   caliotter3
    My daughter attended a private high school and had serious health problems on at least three occasions. In each instance I felt like setting bombs in the admin's office. Most of her problem had to do with the male dean of students who was a pervert that should have had his teaching credentials revoked and done some jail time. Every time she had to deal with this man, there was an issue that I should have gone to an attorney over. I finally did and was preparing a lawsuit, but my daughter refused to cooperate. She was afraid of the man. I kept telling her to not have anything to do with him, not to tell the school anything other than she had health problems, and to watch herself, but she always played into their hands. For a kid with serious medical problems, they treated her like dirt, except when it was time to collect the tuition checks. And there was no school nurse she could go to.

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